Toddlers & Tiaras is the most despicable show on reality television. And, yes, we know: that's saying a lot!
But many believes the TLC series sunk to a new low this week when it featured eight-year old Brock Ritter as a beauty pageant contestant. He's a boy.
The self-described "diva" hails from Michigan and has a mom, Tori, who says she's simply trying to "nurture" her child.
"I support what his ideas are and what he wants to do because people say you have to open your kids up to opportunities and let them try different things," Tori told TV Guide. "We've both played soccer. We've kicked the ball around with him in the back yard and he has no interest in doing that.Defending the spray tan on her son as part of "dress-up," Tori has this to say about those who criticize child pageants overall:
"It would be interesting to take a poll on how many of those people have sat in an audience or have had hands-on experience in a pageant. I think the people who are bashing are on the outside looking in."
Do you think Brock should have been on Toddlers & Tiaras?