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This morning bony baby competition should be outlawed

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Sounbelievablydull Tue 09-Jun-15 11:07:16

Just ironing before heading off to work and have seen a beautiful baby competition on this morning tv show
Apparently thousands of presumably ugly babies applied to win this competition and these have been edited out whittled down to three acceptably attractive finalists.
Does anyone else think this is horrific? Or am I pc gone mad?
The finalists are all female babies chosen for their personalities!!!?
In a society where women especially are judged by their looks I find this truly terrible.
They were even posed with model mothers so their own mothers obviously didn't cut the mustard in the looks dept.
Look forward to hearing anyone else's opinion even ifs to tell me to lighten up

WoonerismSpit Tue 09-Jun-15 11:08:55

I dislike baby competitions anyway.

I would never enter one, DD would obviously win, it wouldn't be fair on the others wink

NoMontagues Tue 09-Jun-15 11:09:35

Bony baby shock

CatsCantTwerk Tue 09-Jun-15 11:09:58

Bony Babies? sounds cruel to me shock

BarbarianMum Tue 09-Jun-15 11:10:07

I read your title as boney baby competition - which would be worse.

hesterton Tue 09-Jun-15 11:10:37

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hesterton Tue 09-Jun-15 11:11:15

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WhyIRayLiotta Tue 09-Jun-15 11:12:48

I saw that too and was a bit shock it's objectifying children! All children are beautiful. I wonder what their selection criteria were.

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Jun-15 11:13:32

Arf! at the thread title grin

I don't think it's horrific because I tend to save that words for actual horrific things like famine, death, war etc.

But I cringe at all 'beauty' competitions. Especially baby ones because it's not like they get any say in this crap.

PureMorning Tue 09-Jun-15 11:14:27

Both of my son's looked like squashed trolls as babies

They wouldn't of made the cut

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Tue 09-Jun-15 11:15:42

These competitions have had their day, same with the terrible local newspaper versions. Naff as fuck.

HeresMyBrightIdea Tue 09-Jun-15 11:15:42

The selection criteria was outlined yesterday - it was about performance at the photo shoot, rather than looks, although you can't deny that the cuteness (or not) of the final photo did play a part.

Phil was shocked that no male babies got through, too, and did ask a few times if they were really going for all girls.

It was being heavily debated at work...I used to love entering my little sister in these on holiday, when she was a baby. I don't think it ever did her any harm.

The real mums were on yesterday, too. Perhaps they couldn't take lots of time off or had other commitments.

WanderWomble Tue 09-Jun-15 11:16:18

Give it a freaking rest. They've been going on for years and I don't think they do any harm. The winners are basically picked at random.

WorraLiberty Tue 09-Jun-15 11:16:54

All children are beautiful

No they're not grin

Well not outwardly anyway. Same as all adults aren't beautiful because it's all a matter of personal taste.

Sounbelievablydull Tue 09-Jun-15 11:19:06

Predictive text !
But maybe with all the stuff about obese children a bony baby comp might not be a bad thing?

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Tue 09-Jun-15 11:19:46

It's a bit naff but I tend to think very few things should be "outlawed", and naffness isn't one of the reasons for making things illegal

AndNowItsSeven Tue 09-Jun-15 11:26:13

Yabu and seriously overthinking.

BeyondDoesBootcamp Tue 09-Jun-15 11:26:51

My first looked like a bulldog. Beautiful in his own way n'all. Second was angelic. Both boys though, so no chance in a beauty pageant without ruffles, lace and frills to smother them in.

Yanbu, btw

TheFairyCaravan Tue 09-Jun-15 11:30:42

I'm pretty sure the real mums were on with the babies this morning too. They certainly looked the same as the ones yesterday.

EponasWildDaughter Tue 09-Jun-15 11:33:26

Amazed there's still 'bonny baby' competitions. It's a bit 1950s isnt' it?

Makes me think of the American style beauty pageants for little kids. All fake tan and wigs on 6 year olds. Yuk.

TheFairyCaravan Tue 09-Jun-15 11:46:09

It's just been shown again and it definitely is the babies' mums with them, not models.

AtomicDog Tue 09-Jun-15 11:47:24

My first two were so beautiful that I was a bit surprised when my third looked like a potato!
A very Smiley potato, but still...
He's lovely now of course.

IKnowRight Tue 09-Jun-15 11:51:42

I was all ready to go up in flames re a Bony Baby comp grin

Baby competitions not for me (mine were both a bit Winston Churchill-esque anyway) but I don't think that they're in the same league as the Pageants starring fake tanned 4yo's. The babies probably don't care whether they win or not. No realy harm imo

helenahandbag Tue 09-Jun-15 11:53:39

I won a bonnie baby contest in 1991 grin

<misses the point entirely>

LadyCuntingtonThe3rd Tue 09-Jun-15 12:23:56

My baby DD looks better anyway.
And Isla just won.

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