I had one word when I watched this video after loyal reader Debra emailed it to me last week: shocked!
The video was filmed during a dance competition in California on April 10. It shows 5 scantily clad 8 and 9-year-old girls dancing to Beyonce's hit song "Single Ladies."
Now that the video has gone viral all over the Internet, two of the parents have come forward to defend their lack of parenting skills. The two parents appeared on Good Morning America today (I guess the other parents were too embarrassed to show their faces on TV).
Cory Miller, the father one of the dancers, said the video was "taken completely out of context," and the performance was "completely normal for dancing." Sure it is -- completely normal for dancing in a strip club! I've seen strip moves that are tamer than the dance steps these children performed.
Another parent, Melissa Presch, defended the children's skimpy outfits, which she claimed were necessary for flexibility.
"The costumes are designed for movement, unrestricted movement and to show body lines," she said. What body lines???
"We're very proud of our daughters and their accomplishments," she added.
Well, I hope that in a few years these two idiot parents will be equally as proud when their daughters come home knocked up and make them instant grandparents.