Kelly Bensimon, formerly of The Real Housewives of New York, does not want children to hide their sexy light under a bushel. On the contrary, she wants them to let their sexy light shine, preferably while dressed as “Like A Virgin” era Madonna (fitting?) and/or a sexy cowgirl or some sort.
We know this because Bensimon hosted an event put on by children’s brand Cicciabella yesterday called “The Cowgirl Riders Debutante Fashion Show,” where attractive children strutted their stuff while tarted up “like JonBenet Ramsey.”
Via The New York Post:
Headlining the bizarre event was pageant queen Eden Wood, 6, a veteran of TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” who performed three routines — in which she slapped her rear, wriggled suggestively and whipped off her denim jacket to reveal a rhinestone-studded two-piece outfit.
If the name Eden Wood sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the 6-year-old pageant queen who recently retired from the circuit to focus on superstardom, as she and her stage mom told Good Morning America earlier this summer. Other songs she performed to in the show included M.C. Hammer‘s “Can’t Touch This” (do you hear that, pedophiles?), Vanilla Ice‘s “Ice Ice Baby” (because she’s a baby) and her original brag track “Cutie Patootie.” (Yes, she rhymes “patootie” with “booty.”)
When asked by The Post if she thought the routines were a bit too mature for six-year-olds, Bensimon gave an answer that did herself few favors:
People are egging you on, your natural instinct is to go more. When you’re out there [onstage] by yourself, your instinct is not be reserved and tone it down, it’s to amp it up! … It’s the fact that they’re excited about what they’re doing, and therefore amping it up.
So it’s okay for children to be inappropriately sexual because grown-ups are telling them to? I’m pretty sure that’s the opposite of what the puppets teach you.