Just when I thought Jamie Lynn Spears‘ daughter Maddie might turn out a-ok growing up away from the pressures of Hollywood and the spotlight of her family, I see this photo of her dressed in Auntie Britney Spears‘ infamous “Hit Me Baby One More Time” outfit. C’mon adults who oversee this child’s care.
According to Jamie Lynn Spears’ Twitter account, Maddie dressed up as her aunt for celebrity day. It would be a cute gesture, if the song and the outfit didn’t stand for something sexual.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a positive aunt-niece relationship for this adorable child who’s probably genetically obligated to sing and dance at some point in her life. But I don’t think dressing up as a provocative school girl at the age of four is necessary. (Even if it happens on every other episode of Toddlers & Tiaras.) Especially when people now tend to agree that 16-year-old Britney Spears herself might have actually been a little too young to dress in that outfit and sing that song for a music video. That maybe everyone forced her to grow up a little too fast and let her life get a little too out of control.
But what do I know, I just witnessed her have a complete mental breakdown in 2007.
Yes, she’s doing fabulous now as a host on The X-Factor, but do we really want to start imitating history this soon, in this family? I think not. So maybe for now we can stick to the more innocent Britney outfits and songs. Like “Email my Heart,” a beautiful story that teaches young children how to use technology to communicate with their loved ones.