Is It Okay to Dress a 3-Year-Old in a Prostitute Costume for a Pageant?
After the "Toddlers & Tiaras" show, there were lots of tweets, Facebook posts and comments about the mother who dressed her daughter for a beauty pageant in Julia Roberts' prostitute costume from the movie "Pretty Woman."
On today's show, Anderson also speaks with Wendy Dickey, the mom behind the controversy.
Anderson asks, "What made you think that it would be a good idea to dress her up as Julia Roberts playing a prostitute?"
"Well, I think of what everybody has seen and heard, they are under the impression that I just got up one morning and said, 'Hey, I'm going to dress my daughter like a prostitute,'" says Dickey. "But that was not the case at all. This was a case of dressing her up as a Julia Roberts' character."
Dickey continues to say that her 3-year-old daughter Paisley's performance was meant to be funny. "I would never want my daughter to grow up and be a prostitute. No mom in here would, but it was a costume, nothing more than a costume."