On TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” child pageant TV show, a toddler is dressed up as Julia Roberts’ character – a prostitute-to-socialite Cinderella-type character – from the movie Pretty Woman. The toddler, Paisley, wears two outfits in this act, one a “hooker” outfit (shown in the video here) and another a more tasteful dress created in the image of one that Julia Roberts dons later in the Pretty Woman film. Of these two, Paisley’s mother (Wendy Dickey) announced that the “hooker” outfit would be given to an anti-choice fundraiser.
We’ve seen anti-choicers exploit young girls, fighting against their ability to obtain an abortion in cases of rape or incest, or even telling them to “make lemonade” when it comes to forced, unwanted pregnancies.
So somehow, this fundraiser almost makes sense in a sick sort of way. A mother from the show “Toddlers and Tiaras” has decided to donate her three-year-old daughter’s controversial “hooker” costume to Georgia Right for Life.
Via The Hollywood Gossip:
It’s safe to say that Wendy Dickey doesn’t shy away from controversy, or the spotlight.
The mother of a three-year old named Paisley, who made shock waves across the Internet this week for donning a Pretty Woman-inspired prostitute outfit during a promo for Toddlers & Tiaras, says she will donate the scandalous get-up in question…
… to Georgia Right to Life, an anti-abortion organization Dickey refers to as “Paisley’s charity.” The group states its mission as “protecting innocent life from fertilization until natural death.”
And thank you, Ms. Dickey, for giving me yet another reason on top of the myriad of other reasons I already had not to watch that show.