“Toddlers & Tiaras” Mom Suing The Media
It's happening. One of the crazy mom's from "Toddlers & Tiaras" has decided that the media is sexualizing her child, and she won't stand for it. No, it's definitely not that she's put her in pageants, dressed her up and made her up like she's an adult, and encouraged her to "work it". Nope, it's totally the media's fault. To the tune of $30 million.
Susanna Barrett, mom of Isabella Barrett, is suing the media for their coverage of Isabella singing "Sexy & I Know It" by LMFAO.
She claims that in reporting on the incident, media outlets portrayed Isabella in an "overly sexualized manner". Yup, lady, it was all the media's fault. Totally.
In court papers, Susanna claims Isabella "did not act or portray herself sexually, erotically or provocatively" and that coverage of her performance was unfair.
Here's some video coverage of it, what do you think?
Yes, this is really happening. This mother believes that there's nothing wrong with having her daughter sing a sexually suggestive LMFAO song at a fundraiser.
The media covering it though? Not cool.
The story was picked up by TMZ, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, and more, and according to Isabella's mom, “Isabella is now perceived sexually, erotically and pornographically."
In court papers, she claims that the articles and coverage place Isabella in physical danger. And, that they attract the attention of people who would seek to sexualize a child.
But, pageants? Those are totally okay. And definitely don't do any of those things.