Steel Magnolia’s Meghan Linsey Says ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’ Moms Are ‘Sick in the Head’
Like all reality shows, TLC's 'Toddlers and Tiaras' is packed full of entertaining footage surrounding real people, only this TV show uses the controversy of putting babies in pageants in order to gain viewership -- and it works. The show chronicles the world of child beauty pageants, a world that is foreign to most. Steel Magnolia's Meghan Linsey found herself caught up in a TLC whirlwind on Wednesday and hit Twitter to chat about the show -- proving that even touring country stars make time for trashy TV.
"Wow! Watching Toddlers and Tiaras! RIDICULOUS!!" Linsey tweeted on August 31. She added, "These moms are sick in the head, for sure! #toddlersandtiaras." While the singer's statement would upset pageant moms and advocates, many of her fans who watch the show would agree. But of course, that's what keeps viewers coming back week after week.
'Toddlers and Tiaras' is appealing to people of all ages because it gives a peek into a lifestyle that most of us are incredibly unfamiliar with. For Linsey, the most alarming thing about the show, in addition to the beauty-obsessed mothers, is the fact that the toddlers are wearing pounds of makeup. "I'm on stage every night and I don't wear half the make up these babies are wearing! #stillwatching #toddlersandtiaras," she tweeted later.
Finally, the Steel Magnolia singer told her Twitter followers that she had had enough of the show for one evening, and changed the channel. She tweeted, "I've moved on to some "real" quality tv #chelsealately."
'Toddlers and Tiaras' airs Wednesday nights on TLC, but Linsey, will be on tour when the next new episode rolls around. The band has shows lined up through mid-November.