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Toddlers & Tiaras–Part 3

That the father of Jonbenet Ramsey’s says that Pageants like, “Toddlers and Tiaras” is ‘Bizarre’ seems an unusual, if not odd thing for him to say in this ABC news YouTube. Was she not a wonderful and successful pageant girl on television? More, do you think because of her beauty and fame, the kind of end she came to, which is unknown, was the result of some strange act that involved that beauty and fame? In other words, are these children who participate in Pageants vulnerable to various kinds of exploitation, and in this case murder because of that television exploitation? Significantly, is this a kind of abuse of a child, to allow them the ‘Bizarre’ act of being in Pageants like “Toddlers and Tiaras?”

Shari Karney: It is my personal opinion that Jonbenet Ramsey’s participation in the kiddie beauty pageant circuit led to her death and was linked to pornographic pictures being taken of her that went too far. One of the factors in the autopsy report was that the child died with a garret around her neck. A garret is used by adults to cause a loss of consciousness to increase orgasm. And I think that they ended up choking her to death when simulating the garret use in a pornographic photo.

For Jonbenet’s father to say that Toddlers & Tiara is bizarre strikes me as bizarre. Why wasn’t it grotesque when he let his own daughter be in this kind of child exploitation—“beauty pageant.”