Four-year-old Maddy Jackson barely strings a sentence together, but her beauty pageant mother has already set her on the road to adulthood.
This little girl shocked audience on the U.S. reality show Toddlers and Tiaras with fake C cup breasts and padding on her bottom.
Maddy's mother Lindsay made her daughter wear removable bust and butt enhancements, before she was sent on stage to mimic country singer Dolly Parton, who is known for her ample cleavage, Daily Mail reported.
On NBC's Today show, Lindsay, who entered her first pageant contest when she was nine months old, tried to defend herself saying that while for some people it's over the top, for her it's just a normal thing. When she wears the fake boobs and the fake butt, it's just like extra bonus, she said.
However, not too many are convinced. According to Maddy's stylist Michael Booth, the dress for the little one was a step too far.
I wasn't a big fan of the outfit with the boobs in it. She's very young, but hopefully the judges will perceive it in good taste, Michael said while interviewed backstage at the competition.
The reality show has perked up controversies with many people believing that it could have negative impact on youngsters, influencing them to adopt similar behavior.
People who are against the show have even set up Facebook groups like Take 'Toddlers and Tiaras' off the Air! and Tell TLC/Discovery Network to take 'Toddler's & Tiaras' off the air in order to put an end on the show.
A 4-year-old in a padded bra, padded booty, full make up and peroxide wig?! For how much longer are these demented people going to claim this is all perfectly healthy and 'fun'? This is child abuse, one of the Facebook users, Erinna Behal, commented.
I bet the pedophiles are lovin' this show?! Get this freak show off the air! Life is hard enough for kids as it is and as for the 'mom' who says her daughter can stop any time? Yeah, right, we all believe that one!! another Facebook user commented.
Regardless of all the criticisms, Maddy's mother Lindsay is happy for her child's glamorized look, saying that her daughter enjoys it as a hobby.
With anything people are going to think things are over the top but with gymnastics or dance or competitive cheer-leading you wear hair, you wear makeup, Daily Mail quoted Lindsay as saying.