Suit Blames Media for Sexualizing "Toddlers & Tiaras" Star

6 years ago

Watching this video, it seems pretty clear to me that Susanna Barrett had no qualms letting her daughter,Toddlers & Tiaras star Isabella, sing along to “Sexy and I Know it.” And with her nudges and lyric help, Barrett seems to be encouraging her 5-year-old daughter to sing and dance along to a song whose lyrics are, “I got passion in pants and I ain’t afraid to show it. I’m sexy and I know it.”

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While I personally feel Barrett is the sole person to blame for “sexualizing” her own daughter and that she should take a serious look at her own parenting skills, Barrett believes otherwise. She’s pointing the finger at the various media outlets that posted the video online for promoting a sexual image of her daughter.

Forget that her own daughter called another contestant on the show a “hooker.” Forget that her own daughter gets spray tanned on the show. No, its not Barrett’s fault she claims…it’s the fault of TMZ, Huffington Post and The Daily Mail. And now she’s slapping them with a $30 million lawsuit for allegedly placing Isabella in “serious physical danger” by “attracting the attention of others who would seek to sexualize a child.” Hmm, Susanna, didn’t you think putting your daughter on the show in the first place would attract this unwanted attention?

When TMZ first posted the video they described it as a “nightclub appearance” where Isabella is “singing songs about her sex appeal.” Barrett clarifies it was a pet-friendly charity event at 7:19 pm. While TMZ may have fudged that fact, I seriously question Barrett’s claims that this was TMZ’s “brazen attempt to sexualize” Isabella. Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black!

I hope the judge calls Barrett out on her own game when this case heads to court. She needs to stop placing the blame on others and start changing her own parenting habits. 

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