Child Dancers` Parents Defend Sexual Routine

Submitted by: wellsy57 7 years ago in

Beyonce"s "Single Ladies" kid dancers parents defend kids--but is there really any good defense for these shenanigans?
There are 141 comments:
Female 515
it`s all about how you educate your children about sex. Letting them do a dance like this doesn`t determine how they will deal with sexuality!
Just because they dance this way doesn`t mean they will grow up to be "sluts", "strippers", or "prostitutes".
And parents who let their children perform in dances like this ARE NOT BAD parents. You can still have morals and dance. People are so ignorant. It`s about what you teach your children about real life.
I, as a parent, would have no problem letting my child dance this way; because I have taught her about love and sex for what it really is.

Just because you don`t think it`s ok; doesn`t mean you know what goes on in that home
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Male 27
Implying that it is wrong, is also implying that you felt it was wrong, meaning it had an impact on you, meaning you were the one thinking about the non-innocent content of it. You often see girls dressed like princesses, like their idols did it, but now their idols dress like this, so they just follow the pace, nothing wrong with it, but oh well, the Lolicon revolution is arriving, so I guess it`s not your fault, so let`s just blame japan xD
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Male 768
in my opinion the dance routine was fine, i mean it didnt even look sexy since they dont have the BODY maturity in order to pull of the moves in a way that is even close to sensual. the real problem would be the outfits, which were skimpier than the ORIGINAL beyonce music video. of course, these kids are 8 years old, to them its not a matter of being sexy (which they most likely dont understand) but of having fun, and in this case dancing....the outfits were pure idiocy on behalf of the adults.
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Male 1,164
Pedobear approves.

The dad has a point;
I can remember when I was 12 and in the mens change room, and a dad brought his (what looked to be a) 6 year old daughter in, and she changed in there and everything. Nobody batted an eyelash.

I don`t agree with it, but to be honest, it`s what you can expect from a society that makes condoms and lingerie for for 12-14 year olds.
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Female 149
"Not meant to be viewed by millions of people"... Just the few hundred dance competition pervs who like to watch little girls hump the air in front of them...
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Female 877
little women
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Male 59
I don`t know about punishment, etc. However like idiotfilter said if they don`t understand that what they`re doing is meant to be sexual in nature they need to learn that. I chaperon middle school dances once a month and it`s almost ridiculous how often I have to separate 6th and 7th graders, for fear of sexual harassment charges or something along those lines. Granted I doubt they understand what they`re actually doing but it`s almost disgusting to see pre-pubescent kids doing that stuff. /2cents
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Male 3,915
"it takes away all of the negativity if you realize that the other groups were doing the same routines"

um.....not so much...that`s like saying

"yeah i know we shot all of those jews...but if you think about it....at the time...everyone was shooting jews...so at the time...it really wasn`t that uncommon...it`s all about the context"

GTFOutta here!
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Male 3,915
that 8 year old girl just intentionally stuck her ass in the air....touched her toes....then shook her tits and ass......if she doesn`t understand that what she is doing is not okay....then that is horrible parenting....i don`t even care what anyone says....appalling...
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Male 71
ok about the whole swimsuit thing, only if you put your child in a bikini does it start to be a little troublesome. There are one piece suits out there, that might as well be leotards. Which if they did this routine in, i dont think it would have been a big deal. One more thing, the look on the parents faces was complete "Oh drat we screwed up, digging ourselves deeper.
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Male 1,162
"it wasnt meant to be viewed by millions of people"

lol. So it was only meant to be for your private collection? The girls LOVE to bump and grind on daddys dick at night? Great. Teach em young.
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Male 40,414
vv what Dragonlord says! It may be `kind of ew` but in context? It`s OK!
And I`ll add:

4) if you`re complaining and saying the parents/instructor should be punished, you`re more right-wing than 5Cats! Laugh My Ass Off!

I AM having a jolly laugh at y`all`s expense :)
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Male 734
1) They`re good dancers. Regardless of what you say, they have skills.
2) They`re dressed better than those 6-year-old beauty-pagent contestants, and you never hear complaints about them.
3) Still, kinda ew
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Female 2,220
I don`t care what they`re doing, they`re INSANE!
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Male 25,417
no comment!
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Male 500
There are plenty of other dance routines that they could have done so no need for this one really. Can`t see any way to justify it.
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Female 31
I find what people are reading into the clip way more disturbing than the clip itself. Poor girls, they obviously worked so hard on this. Kudos for the mastery of the movements, they`re really very talented.
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Female 89
here`s the thing, these kids don`t associate what they`re doing with sex, or sexiness. it`s just a style of dance they worked hard to master, and are now showcasing.

really it`s just a misunderstanding.

i was in dance competitions from age 3 to 12, and for at least 5 of those years i`d expect to be wearing about the same as them.

no big deal, really.
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Male 970
I`m just sayin`...
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Male 192
I would like to point something else out. I remembered this morning about a post on here from some time ago about an army man who was being kept overseas for "child porn" for having pictures of a friend ( his little sis as i recall him saying he saw her as) in a swim suit (that covered more than these outfits) on and by his truck. so its child porn for a "pic of family" but little girls missing a pole is "a dance compition" just another reason i am embaraced to say i am an american
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Male 40,414
@FeelTheRide & @rissarose Thank-you for bringing some actual knowledge to the thread :)
Opinion is fine but tilting at windmills is a real waste of time eh? Pedos will get off looking at anything, they`re sick that way!

idk why we should BAN ALL little girls from dancing, unless we`re Muslims! Just ask yourself, "What would Mohammed do?" then do the OPPOSITE, eh?

Put a BURKA on those little sluts, dammit! This is what happens when you send girls to public schools! (South Park refrence!)
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Male 110
@limphotdog

I can show you a million parents who definately do not know what`s best for their kids.
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Male 1,231
Ignorance is bliss with this post- I don`t want to know about it, and if i do it`ll only make me angry at the parents so why bother?
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Female 673
You know, I don`t think it`s any worse than those little miss beauty pageants, which have girls this age and younger wearing make-up and sometimes "sexy" outfits.

I can see the dancing is definitely artistic, but I can see where people would think it`s "too sexy." I remember in high school during pep assemblies dancing groups would "girate" and do other similar moves. Since it was a performance, it was considered OK. However, if we were at a school dance and people were dancing like that with each other, it was considered inappropriate.

Maybe some people do get their jollies off from this, but think about it. They also get their jollies off from neighborhood children, children who aren`t in dance competitions that get displayed on the internet.

Really, I think if their parents support it then it`s really not that bad. They know what`s best for their children after all.
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Male 1,265
I can almost guarantee that the girls know this is sexual in nature. Kids aren`t stupid.
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Male 326
Meh I`m done with this. People want to take some kind of moral stand here, for all the wrong reasons, and ignore the fact that these parents are at least involved in their children`s lives. These girls will continue having fun, even after this (cause honestly, in 5 years not a one of you will remember or care about this). THey`ll most likely have overall better lives than the majority of US children raised by television with parents to self-involved/overworked/morally decrepit (pick one) to teach their children about respect and self-worth, let alone love and sex.

Sad that people can`t just let the girls have their fun. I guarantee you the girls didn`t think about sexual connotations during the preparations and performance. That`s all from the public view. Pedo`s are gonna exist regardless of this crap, take care of your kids and they won`t matter. Let the girls have their fun while they still have their innocence FFS. It dies fast enough without public pressure.
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Female 28
I wonder legally where the line is drawn between a "dance competition" and child pornography. I mean, you don`t think there are some sickos out there watching this and using it to get off?
I don`t think those girls have any clue that what they`re doing is sexual and age-inappropriate, but all the adults do know what their movements symbolize. I think it is no different from an adult asking a young kid to undress for them. The kid has no idea what the purpose of nakedness might be, but an adult can certainly take advantage of the kid`s innocence and naivete.

Also, as a completely random aside, all I could think about when they interviewed the parents was that the dad looked like some overgrown Zack Morris. They are so caught up in having a kid that can do something "impressive" that they don`t even care what it is the kid is doing to receive the attention.

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Male 1,265
"It`s taken out of context. It wasn`t meant to be viewed by millions of people."

Okay, I guess if some old guy gets some little girl to do a private dance for him then it`s A-OK!
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Male 1,265
I don`t know how anybody watching that can`t be disgusted. It`s like, okay, skimpy, but they can dance... and then BAM WTF *creeped out*!
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Female 515
it`s all about how you educate your children about sex. Letting them do a dance like this doesn`t determine how they will deal with sexuality!
Just because they dance this way doesn`t mean they will grow up to be "sluts", "strippers", or "prostitutes".
And parents who let their children perform in dances like this ARE NOT BAD parents. You can still have morals and dance. People are so ignorant. It`s about what you teach your children about real life.
I, as a parent, would have no problem letting my child dance this way; because I have taught her about love and sex for what it really is.

Just because you don`t think it`s ok; doesn`t mean you know what goes on in that home
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Female 515
rissarose: I couldn`t agree more!!
I cheered competitively for 10 years and this type of dance/outfit was the norm at competitions.
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Male 189
At no time in my life did I ever WANT to see this! Nobody does. It`s absolutly disgusting and sends the wrong message to the girls who participated and any their age who might have watched.
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Male 189
At no time in my life did I ever WANT to see this! Nobody does. It`s absolutly disgusting and sends the wrong message to the girls who participated and any their age who might have watched.
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Male 101
Its just a dance. As far as I can tell the girl were inspired by the chipmunks.

And really you see what you want to see...thats what is disturbing...
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Female 291
You`d all be thinkin differently if you had lil girls of your own.

For those that do, and think this is okay, well, way to introduce rape and extreme sexuality into the heads of these girls.

Its no better than the supermodel little girls. Disturbing.

In a world were girls are already exposed to so much poo, I don`t want to hear a single F**king comment as to why young girls are such hoes nowadays.
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Male 326
Grey, it may be cliche, but it`s still true. I`m not blaming the media, because the media only sells what we as consumers buy. If it didn`t sell, they`d stop offering it. That`s my point.

And Lerie, you`re "society is what it is." comment. I fully agree with you. That`s why this shouldn`t be surprising.
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Female 1,199
/facepalm.

We`re blowing this out of proportion? They look like they are wearing VICTORIA`S SECRET. O_o

No, just no. Dx
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Female 109
This has been blown so out of proportion by everyone who isn`t familiar with the world of competitive dance/hip hop. Those moves and costumes are very typical of the event; I truly don`t see it as that big of a deal.
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Female 582
The sad thing is that 3/4 of the moves those girls were doing weren`t provocative at all. If you put them into a different routine, different song, and different outfits, it would be completely fine. Those little girls are incredibly talented and it`s a shame because their best childhood memories are now tainted by a scandal they won`t understand until their older. What`s worse is that if they get any brains when they`ll older, they`ll always question their own parents` judgment. Every adult who said that this was okay is to blame. Either they were too stupid or too ignorant to step in.
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Female 1,386
"taken out of context"... Oh shut up parents. You screwed up, the dance instructors also screwed up. And both should have known full well it could end up on the internet.
Deal with the fact that hundreds if not thousands of pedobears now watch this.
Its amazing, the internet is an icky place, who would have thought?!?
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Male 317
Technically its only bad if when you watch it, you think naughty thoughts. So if you think it`s bad, you are a pedo......
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Male 4,807
I just Remembered the movie "Little miss Sunshine" and the dance she did at the end.
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Female 10
.... I blame the media blamers....
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Male 192
"its taken out of context" one question to these parents and i realy would like to know thier answer how does it feel to know that there is a chance at this moment a pedofyle sp?? could be "wacking it" to your little girls??? i ask myself that question every day when my little 7 y o wants to wear a short skirt or belly shirt because she sees grown women wearing these things and btw i always answer by telling her to go change to something approperate sp
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Male 4,807
Am I going to jail for watching this?
Do I have to purge my computer now?
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Female 3,598
shouldn`t that be considered child pornography?
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Female 67
wow...this is just sad...and hearing the parents speak on the matter only made it more upsetting. I can`t believe they try to justify it by stating that it`s pop culture so it`s ok. I understand that kids are going to listen to what they want to listen to and dance how they want to dance, but to create a routine for your child like that and slap an "outfit" like that on a child is only further promoting that it is perfectly ok to act like that. They are not only accepting of our culture of casual sex, sexy clothing, and demeaning women...they are throwing their children into it.
Having said all of that...the girls are extremely talented. It`s a shame that their instructor had to sexualize them in order to hopefully win a competition. It just further teaches women to use their sexuality to get what they want.
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Female 418
Blaming society is so cliche in my opinion. Overall it really /is/ the parents faults. They say "they didnt expect it get so many hits" well guess what you knew that they were taping the competition.

To use an excuse so irresponsible like "it was in a kids movie" is just not satisfying to the public. I never saw that movie but from the clip i really doubt those ANIMATED CHIPMUNKS were wearing clothes as provocative as the ones the REAL girls were wearing on that stage.

There is nothing they could do about it now, so really there is no use of having a defense interview in my opinion but the media swallows anything the public finds popular up. They should know the media doesnt care about your side, they just want viewers to see how "bad" you really are.

I wont blame media, because media is just the spoon which feeds us honey.



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Male 40,414
Speaking of "out of context" what about the rest of the dance teams in this competition? What did THEY wear? Is this outfit/dance routine a one-off or just normal these days?
idk, I really am asking.
And I STILL love how so many `liberal` IABers have suddenly become hyper-conservatives! Lolz! Rotfl! Welcome to the `right side` IAB!
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Female 1,264
It`s always inappropriate when kids do adult stuff.

It does not matter they were not supposed to be seen by lots of people. It does not matter this was in the Chipmunks (first of all it is inappropiate to put adult songs in kids movies). The point is parents were stupid enough to let this happen in the first place. Society is what it is, we can`t change it according to our personal standards.
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Female 1,963
Feeltheride, first of all, I`m pretty sure that "politically correct hippies" is an oxymoron.

Second of all, it isn`t that there is anything sexual or dirty about the children. There is something sexual about the outfits. If you saw this outfit on an 20 year old, I guarantee that you would think it looked sexual.

I personally don`t have an issue with the moves at all, and whatever issue I have with the clothes is not major. I don`t think this is corrupting their innocence or ruining their childhoods, it`s just somewhat inappropriate.
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Female 515
you know; if this were 8 and 9 year old boys doing the same type of dancing with their shirts off; no one would bat an eyelash
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Male 326
I love that all the responsibility is placed on the parents.

Sure they`re kids, and I`m not gonna say they`re aware of the conditioning. Watch the video again though, the kids themselves could have picked both the song and the costume from the "chipmunks" movie alone. Children`s movie are urrently designed to be entertaining for children, but are suffused with sexual and adult targeted humor that goes over children`s heads to make the movies bearable (and sometimes very entertaining) for parents. They sell better when the parents don`t mind going.

As a consequence we teach our children certain behavioral patterns and rules about sex before they fully understand them.

Don`t get me wrong, I`m not blaming the media. I`m blaming society. It`s not the parents fault. It`s everyone.

You shelter you`re kids, and they won`t deal well with the majority of society. You don`t shelter them and they`re exposed to everything.

That`s life. oh well
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Male 3,482
[quote]People should be looking at these girls as "sexy".[/quote]

So you`re gonna tell me next that kids pole-dancing is fine, because they`re kids and it`s not supposed to be seen as sexy?

Look, the thing is, the nature of society is to attach certain sentiments and stigmas to certain images and all that.

The routine, and the outfits, have been attached to sex. Not because people are perverts when they watch this video, but because I`ve seen more clothing on porn stars, and the same outfits on strippers and in lingerie advertisements.

And don`t just say "well, society should get over it." That`s not gonna happen.
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Female 515
I meant to say people should NOT be looking at them as "sexy"

OOPS!
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Female 515
Politically correct hippies. Go to a dance competition...this is a majority of what you see. Lighten up. that are DANCING!

The only problem here is that OTHER people can`t keep from making this an issue about sex. People should be looking at these girls as "sexy". They are great dancers; and shame on anyone for thinking anything sexual or dirty about them.
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Female 467
the mother and father look like pushy plastic b`arstards
dance costumes are not with lace ruffles and rhinestones, they are plain.
you can show the body line wearing plain black clothing.
its obvious that this is not just a competition its beast outfit competition too.

its f`uckin disgusting putting a little girl in hotpants and a bra.
its their fault that pedofiles are now w`ankin off to this video of their kids.
they asked for it.

those parents should be burned.
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Male 285
Ugh, I dont even have to watch this, I can tell from the pic that its inappropriate.
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Female 160
I think the father had a good point about the bathing suits. And sure, I understand that no one intended for this video to be viewed by millions of people. However, a lot of dance costumes, even if they give the illusion of showing skin, when you look at them you realize that the costumes are basically a unitard, or at least has nylon covering the skin. These costumes did not have that. Plus, I think it was overboard to show that much midriff. But again, the father did make a good point about bathing suits. It`s all about what is appropriate where, and a dance competition is, I suppose, as safe as a swimming pool for this sort of dress.

That being said, I think what is most disturbing about this video, and what the parents skirted over and didn`t address at all, is the gyrations and bumbing and grinding. I don`t think that was appropriate at all! There could have been much more age appropriate choreography that would have been cute, saucy, and still suitable for young
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Male 3,482
[quote]Did he pronounce Beyonce`s name "Beyon-SEE?"[/quote]

Note that I meant at the very beginning...
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Male 3,482
D) I don`t care if they were performing it for a world-wide audience, the fact that they were doing it (in those clothes. I have few objections to the dance, mind you) is wrong. Period. So it`s okay for a pedophile to have pictures and videos because they weren`t meant to be seen by anyone else?

E) Coming from a former dance student, I know FOR A FACT that you can have the same range of movement with more clothing. You don`t need to be dressed like a little whore to dance.

And the bathing suit thing is stupid for two reasons. 1) Bathing suits are designed not to hold a lot of water so they don`t drag you down. The more clothes you`re wearing in water/a pool, the higher your risk of drowning from being weighed down. That`s not an issue here, and as I stated above, you can have the same range of movement with more coverage. 2) Bathing suits aren`t made to look like red and black lingerie.
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Male 3,482
A) Did he pronounce Beyonce`s name "Beyon-SEE?" I HATE IT when newscasters mispronounce things... It`s like, you went through college, did your research on the topic, but you couldn`t even be bothered to find out the proper pronunciation of a word that you`re going to say on public television?

B) Beyonce is an ADULT, and her routine was CLEARLY meant to be sexual in nature. Why are they telling 8-9 year olds to imitate that in the first place?

C) For the sake of research, I just watched the video for "Single Ladies." I despise Beyonce, BTW, but...

EVEN BEYONCE WAS WEARING MORE CLOTHES IN HER F*CKING VIDEO FOR CHRIST`S SAKE!

AND SO WERE THE CHIPETTES!

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Female 1,894
get your minds out of the gutter you FOOLS
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Female 11
This is disgusting. I wouldn`t let a child WATCH this, nevermind DO it.
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Female 1,427
@Ubersloth: exactly.

They`re dressing up children in lingerie. CHILDREN AND LINGERIE SHOULD NOT MIX.

I still stand by the idea that if they were wearing something less adult, it would have been fine. There`s nothing wrong with the dance moves. I`ve seen little kids do stuff like that for the hell of it. It`s when you start dressing them up like little pornstars that it becomes inappropriate.
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Male 182
i say let the parents dress there little girls up like pornstars just gives that creepy pedophile across the street all the more reason to kidnap and rape their daughters
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Female 30
"The kids are having a blast" is not a justification for sexualizing and objectifying them in public in ways they are too young to comprehend.
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Female 30
First off, the fact that this was never intended for a "worldwide audience" is irrelevant, as it was clearly intended for an audience of some sort. Second, the fact that these moves and costumes are standard for the competition in question does not make them appropriate for 8-9 year old girls.The mother does have a point that the song is part of pop culture, and if these girls came up with the dance themselves while dancing around their room I don`t think anyone would criticizing her parenting. But when adults start choreographing bump & grind routines for little kids to perform in front of an audience while wearing lingerie, you can`t blame that on pop culture anymore. As for the ease of movement argument? I`ve been to a few children`s dance recitals and seen plenty of kids covered in ruffles and rhinestones who had no trouble moving and didn`t look like they were dressed for their next shift at the Boobie Bungalow.
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Male 38
Out of context? Well, would those moves be allowed at the school dance? Indeed, very talented
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Female 1,077
no, it`s not out of context, you horrible parent. your child is wearing an outfit that i`ve seen in pornography. you do not treat your daughter as a little girl. she is your cash cow. she will probably grow up to be a stripper (who, by the way, does the EXACT same moves).
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Male 236
I think it would be okay except I can`t help but wonder what the kids say when they are older and realize that ANYONE could watch this, and some might have creepy intentions.
Speaking of which, LOL at 2:22 old creeper XD
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Female 1,324
They got what they wanted, their 15 minutes of fame. It`s disgusting, little kids are growing up so fast these days, yet they don`t know it because its everywhere. I miss the good ole days when it was stuff like Pokemon >>; and `it was meant for competition` THOSE IDIOTS!!! They`re young enough yet experienced to know EVERYTHING in public makes its way onto the internet. And it was still in a room that looks like hundreds. Parents that think that is ok should not be allowed to procreate(sp?) :/ I will admit those girls are good dancers, but they should put those moves to something less... Controversial. Unrestricted movement >< I don`t see ballerina`s having issues. I wouldn`t NOT let my little 8 yeard old wear a bikini.
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Male 266
Lol @ highly technical dance moves, Strippers do the same thing all the time.

Kinda nasty imo
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Male 9,305
Beyonce`s 28? She looks older.
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Male 1,378
attention whore children, attention whoring parents
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Female 12
I don`t know if this would be so offensive if they weren`t dressed like whores. Granted the dancing is inapropriate for the age but if they didn`t look like little sluts I don`t know if it`d be such a big deal. Clearly the kids don`t realize they`re doing anything wrong. Maybe the dance instructor is to blame. If you wana teach kids to dance like that, teach stripper lessons. Stupid Stupid shiat.
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Male 699
my dick is confused. sexy clothes. nasty little kids
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Male 259
A: You`ve blown up thirty people, sir!
B: It was taken out of context.
A: You targeted children and their mothers!
B: It`s gone viral. It`s hard to control.
A: You strapped the bombs to your own babies!
B: That wasn`t meant to be known by millions of people.
A: Thanks for your opinion.
B: Nooooo problem. ;-()
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Male 914
seriously disturbing
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Male 107
I think it´s the parent´s dreams projected on their kids.Like "miss teen USA" and such poo.
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Male 533
Who the drat is calling that routine sexy? If they are then they are pedophiles... Just sayin.
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Female 318
The most creepy thing I can think to say right now- "Thank God for little girls"- Hugh Hefner

Lame excuse from the parents BTW.
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Male 970
Pedobear approved:
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Male 118
Wow... those are the youngest little s1ut5 i have ever seen. Disgusting to image how loose they`ll be in a few years... when they`re 12.
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Male 5,194
Other issues aside, they are excellent dancers.
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Female 864
I bet a lot of pedophiles have enjoyed watching this video ,also the parents look like such stupid douchebags the guys shirt ugh.
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Male 184
"Yeah, it`s so wrong, but we`ll show the clip on tv like 20 times. 3 seconds clip wold give the viewers the idea but.. hell, (creepy pedo) audience dig naked kids. Which is wrong by the way. Yeah dear advertisement-watching weird people, watching this video (which we`ll keep rolling for five more minutes, stay tuned) is bad thing to do."
Man, I hate tv.
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Female 275
Why do the parents think it matters how many people see the video? Just because more or less people see it, does not make it more or less appropriate for kids their age.
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Male 536
i don`t think the parents really managed to justify that well... loads of people do much more acrobatic dancing wearing baggy clothes, and generally when i`m at the swimming pool i don`t shake my ass like that... i`m gonna stick to watching it without my glasses on and pretend they`re just dwarfs. that makes it ok. and hilarious.
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Female 387
I consider myself to be very open minded and belive that when I become a parent, I will be able to fairly balance my liberal views while raising my children to be morally upstanding individuals.
Anyone, liberal or conservative, should look at this and think that something is very wrong with it. It`s common sense. The song choice, while it`s a subject that doesn`t apply to a child, I think is fine. These girls are great dancers and their routine could have been easily tweaked to be more age appropriate.
But lets talk about those outfits. Did the parents buy these at Victoria`s Secret?? If these 8-9 year old girls were 21 year old women in those same clothes with those same dance moves, there is no doubt that it would be considered very sexy to most people.
Also, are they seriously comparing it to the Chipettes dance? Dancing singing CGI animals wearing more clothes and dancing less provocatively than real life children? Childhood is too short, let them enjoy it while they ca
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Male 451
One point everyone is missing is that the girls clearly have watched the Beyonce video and want to emulate her. They should not have access to even view that stuff at their age. A BIG problem with today`s world is people thinking it is OK for little kids to see this type of stuff to begin with.
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Male 43
Sometimes I question your commitment to Sparkle Motion!
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Female 1,963
I really would not have a problem with this if they were wearing something else. These outfits just completely look like lingerie, and that combined with the dance moves is just too much. Had they been wearing leotards or even swimsuits, this would have seemed a lot more appropriate.

That woman saying "dance costumes have ruffles and rhinestones" is a little bit ridiculous. These outfits are literally made out of what looks like red satin and black lace, and comprise of a pair of panties and a bra. My parents would NEVER have bought me anything resembling this for any purpose.
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Male 505
Bipolar you misunderstood, "you don`t have to care. get over it mr. perfect" that is what applies to you aswell.

Kaylala i don`t find it sexy, i find it distrubing. The outfits were red and black lacey things, and i`m nearly positive that i`ve seen outfits very similar to that in Ann Summers. The kids may just be dancing but the dance moves are not appropriate.

Also if you`re going to capitalise to emphasise (UK spelling) it`s "you`re".
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Female 1,380
They`re drating CHILDREN for christ`s sake....little girls...they should be out playing tea party or house or something not dressed up like little hoochies and gyrating on stage....cherish your young years there`s no reason to want to grow up so quickly
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Female 8,006
For the girls it would be fine- dress up and dance. I am sure it is what they love. but the outfits are a parody of burlesque costume. Tshirts, legging, neon and black, but sporty might have been better. You do not have to be a paedophile to feel this is not approprate. The dance is sexual- that is not something they as dancers would be aware of ( I hope not at that age) but the outfit is. some things are best left until a little older. Kids in make up- little girls learn about it and look like clowns for a few years, they get the hang eventually- unless they have adult help. Dress up and make up should be play at this age- thats how children learn.
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Female 3,574
Plus, I think that they`re "just dancing" and are unaware of the sexualization of their dance moves makes it more disturbing, not less.
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Female 3,574
Aw man they`re so adorable :x

I do not think that kind of dancing is appropriate or healthy for girls that age. It makes them to see themselves in a sexual and objectified way before they`ve even gone through puberty and probably still think boys are ikky :\

They`re fantastic dancers, yes, but they could have expressed their talent without objectifying their bodies.
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Male 1,674
i`m surprised how many open pedophiles there are on IAB.
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Male 41
Man, I was getting all righteous and internet-crusader like in my mind, and then the parents had to come along and make a perfectly rational explanation.

Way to ruin my fun, educated people.
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Male 537
These parents need to be lined up along side the beauty pageant moms and removed from the gene pool. With a father as a pedophile, and controlling btch of a mother, these kids are going to grow up as empty shells. Probably hating themselves (and their parents) every day. There is a reason social workers push to outlaw this kind of thing.
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Male 496
So let`s take it a step further. What if these kids were pole dancing? Is that appropriate, even if the pole dancing 9-year-old is highly skilled and is unaware that the dance is highly sexual?

Beyonce`s dance was created specifically to be sexual. IMO it`s inappropriate to have young girls emulating something like that. If they want to dance like Alvin and the Chipmunks, couldn`t you take Beyonce`s routine, modify it to remove the air humping, and create outfits that cover more of their bodies? Isn`t that a reasonable compromise?

And another point... it`s not all about parental decisionmaking when it comes to raising children. Like it or not, we have societal norms that define the outer edges about what is acceptable for children, so to say that it`s solely the parents` decision is not accurate. Granted, this doesn`t rise to the level of getting child protective services involved, but I`m just saying...
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Female 654
dance has changed too much in these years since i`ve graduated
they apparently allow this is cheer now im being told
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Female 25
if YOUR looking at those girls and thinking that they look "sexy" then clearly you dont need to be around little kids. they really are JUST dancing. and the outfits are made so they can move freely among the stage. and they are flashy but thats how they should be. there is nothing sexy about 9 year olds dancing to a realy popular song. i wasnt thinking that it was bad, i was thinking they were amazing dancers!
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Female 654
i can tell you in real competitions, we were marked off for dressing like that...its a DANCE CONTEST. NOT! a be a whore in small clothing contest...the costume does not make the dance.

im not saying that what they did isnt amazing..its very well choregraphed, but its not appropriate. you can move very easily in clothing that covers up more, and no one is asking them to pull off proffesional moves at 8 yrs old.

i still blame the parents. they should know better. the kids are catching all the negativity and any possible future come-uping for thier poor decisions...all anyone was asking for was for them to admit it may had been a tad too much..just a tad.
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Male 39,619
swimsuit vs dance costume.... LAME
you don`t wear a swim suit to school.

PROPRIETY: look it up
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Male 16
I said I felt uncomfortable, that doesn`t mean I was thinking sexually. Are stupid or just that desperate to make a point that you need to twist what I say?
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Female 4,039
The dad`s got a total pimp shirt on.
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Male 1,016
My whole issue with this controversy is it`s the adults that are sexualizing the "DANCE ROUTINE". The kids are out there dancing in a competition performing dance moves that are part of popular choreography and routines,as far as the costumes.....one again they are only wearing shorts ...it`s not like they were wearing thongs or even anything that they wouldn`t wear walking down the street!!!
As far as George stating that they were "bumping and grinding "..I always thought you need to grind against a partner ? These girls were fantastic dancers and I salute them !!!!!
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Female 1,515
Being a former dancer, I was never doing stuff like this when I was 8. But at the same time, these girls are way more advanced than I was at 8 and are hugely talented. I agree with the parents though--in the context of a dance competition, this isn`t really out of place. I`m sure it wasn`t really shocking to everyone at the competition, who are there to judge and admire talent, which is in abundance in these girls.
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Male 505
Touchet i don`t think many people have a problem with whether or not the girls can dance, it`s the age appropriateness or rather lack of.

My problem is that they were taught that dance not with the girls themselves.
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Male 10,338
Oh my god the blond that does the body pop @ :10 is so HOT! I mean, I`d make her do things that would make.......

Wait a second. How old are these girls? 9?!

WHAT THE drat! drat THEIR PARENTS FOR TEASING ME!
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Male 505
These kids aren`t just dancing, they are being taught to dance like that. They are being taught that this is the best way for them to dance.

And wait a second..." If you watch the video and get uncomfortable it`s because YOU`RE thinking that they look sexual"
So because me and the majority of people view gyrating and the other sexual dance moves, and they are sexual dance moves, find it disturbing it`s because i have a dirty mind?

BipolarBearr, the same applies to you...
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Male 8
It`s just young girls dancing. Very well for that matter. Have you seen anyone under 10 dance? They usually have no rhythm or balance.

I think these girls did an amazing job and shouldn`t have this kind of pressure for just doing something they love.

It wouldn`t have been a big deal if adults (and the media) didn`t make it a big deal.
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Female 224
really, their whole context argument doesn`t make much sense. it is what it is whether in a competition or on youtube.
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Female 62
@Reganom.. LOL, where I live? Often. It`s really not that big of a deal - to kids, it`s JUST dancing. You can`t tell a child not to dance because it`s too sexual - that`s introducing sex into their lives too soon. It`s just dance. And before you all jump at the "they`ll be introduced into sex by a pedo then" the only way a pedo would even get their hands on them is if the parents weren`t doing their job watching. And besides, pedos go after kids who DON`T dance like that, too. And, in the movie, yes.. they did. My little siblings watch the movie. It`s just dance to them, and we shouldn`t plant the sexual seed into their innocent minds. Its JUST dance. It`s an outfit that covers more than a bikini, and it`s just dance. If you watch the video and get uncomfortable it`s because YOU`RE thinking that they look sexual. When you`re a dancer.. it`s just dance.
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Male 16
@reganom
"You don`t have to do such an innapropriate dance."

you don`t have to care. get over it mr. perfect
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Male 505
@ imx36degree`s...again

I`ve not seen the chipmunks movie (thank god) but from that small snippet i didn`t see them gyrating, shimmying, air humping and all that stuff.

It`s the combination of the dance with those outfits that makes the clothing innapropriate
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Male 16
the only problem is the dance style but they can dance. I felt uncomfortable watching it but at the same time its a dance competition..blame modern entertainment. I`m not going to say its wrong but I wouldn`t let my daughter do that.
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Male 497
my heart beats like a drum mhmhhhum
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Male 505
@imx36

How often do you see those girls swimming in their bikini`s then gyrating and air humping?

@gloostick

My little sister does dancing but nothing like that, she enjoys the dancing. You don`t have to do such an innapropriate dance.

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Female 62
The swimsuit arguement is perfect - do parents make their daughters wear flesh colored suits under their bikinis? I`ve definitely never seen one.
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Female 62
Besides, you all are acting like you`ll be perfect parents in protecting your children. So, are you not going to let your daughter wear a bikini until she`s 18? Is she not allowed to dance like she sees the chipmunks dancing on tv? Why did no on freak out about the chipmunks dancing like that to children but then freak out when it`s actual children doing it?

Everyone just needs to grow up a bit.
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Female 1,593
The swimsuit and dance competition outfit argument is lame. They could have made a flesh coloured part between the top and bottom so the girls were a little more covered up.

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Female 62
The parents have the rights to those values.

How many 8-9 year olds, and even younger girls, do you see swimming in public pools in bikinis? The bikinis show off more than those dances outfits do - so if it`s publicly acceptable for a child to wear bikini, then it`s perfectly fine for those girls to wear those dance outfits.
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Male 496
"You`re just imposing your adult views on the girls. (1:23)" WTF?!?!?!?! I`ll keep that in mind when I`m pondering whether or not to impose my adult views on my child when it decides it wants to play with a loaded handgun.
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Female 2
i guess well all point and tell them we told you so when one ends up raped and murdered and this video is distributed to the pedophiles around the world. Great jobs parents. I think this should go in for mom and dad of 2010
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Male 773
@Gloostikk

I supposed you would be in support of having your own child up on stage dancing like a skaank?
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Male 773
"If you think so, then you are imposing your adult views upon these girls"

And all of the pedobears on this planet will most certainly be imposing their, uhh, "views" as well.
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Male 1,297
yes! take all sexual agency away from these and ALL teenagers- we need to let them know that cannot enjoy their own bodies like this because it MAKES US UNCOMFORTABLE!!!!

oh and btw, the pedophiles were watching anyway. you can`t make them go away by telling kids to cover up.

you guys are disappointing me today- now wise up.
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Male 1,931
It`s about sex. Plain and simple. It is one step away from them getting onto a pole naked.
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Male 350
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Male 14,331
Why do people consider screwing the air dancing?
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Male 39,619
this topic has already been worked to death

If that`s the parents values then there are going to be a lot of very happy college boys 10 years from now.
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Male 2,528
Tiny Dancers. They brighten the hearts of pedophiles across the globe.
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Female 654
its like they chose the two dumbest parents to do this interview.
That is not how normal dance competitions look for 8 year olds..and it is disgustingly inappropriate the way they are dancing and dressed. thats sad that our culture has died enough for them to justify thier kids acting like mini whores, and those poor kids have no idea how wrong and stupid they look doing it because of them.
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Male 363
Um, its a dance competition. Someone would`ve recorded it, and of course, put it on the internet. What a couple of drating morons.
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Female 8,043
world of dance is now sponsored by pedo bear
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Male 6,694
You know. They can do what they want to with their kids. Its their choice. Would I do the same? No. But its not my kids. Some people hit their kids & some do time out. To each his own.
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Male 15,510
So now the media quotes what people write in sites like youtube? laughable. Now, Dance competition or not, there should be some limits
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Male 312
Link: Child Dancers` Parents Defend Sexual Routine [Rate Link] - Beyonce`s `Single Ladies` kid dancers parents defend kids--but is there really any good defense for these shenanigans?
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