Negative Effects Of Beauty Pageants

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Child Beauty Pageants are immoral and cause low self-esteem and other psychological problems:
Child Beauty Pageants are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, reality shows like Toddlers and Tiaras that glamorize child beauty pageants are taking over our TVs. In my opinion, Beauty Pageants are cruel and abusive, as well as inappropriate. They have absolutely horrific effects on a child’s confidence and mental health. On the outside pageants seem harmless but behind all the pink ribbons and glitter lies one of the many horrific causes of low self-esteem for a lot of young girls. Pageants have devastating results on a child’s physical and mental well-being, if they win they can become obnoxious and self-obsessed but on the other hand if they lose it affects their confidence and self-esteem. Pageants have a negative effect on a child’s mental health as they cause low self-esteem and other psychological problems. In 2013 France banned child beauty pageants. Shouldn’t we do the same?
Beauty Pageants make children feel insecure about themselves and therefore cause them to have low self-esteem. Sadly, a lot of these contestants end up insecure, broken and confused. Nicole Hunter an ex-pageant contestant states that “When children enter beauty pageants at too young of an age, they can develop poor self-image, low self-esteem and even eating disorders.” Nicole reflects on her own experiences an ex-contestant. She explains that a child is not capable of understanding rejection. If a child is told that they did not win, they immediately feel inferior to others. A child is not just going to overcome this rejection, these horrible feelings of not being good enough will stick with them throughout their life and this leads to further mental health problems such as depression. In this generation, everyone should be able to feel comfortable in their own body, the poisonous effects of beauty pageants crush a child’s self-esteem. These children grow up to be paranoid and self-conscious. Every day of their lives they will feel as if they are back on that stage getting judged about how they look and act. This is a horrible thing for anyone to go through.
Child Beauty pageants also cause problems like anorexia. Beauty Pageants
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