Look, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think anyone but Dita von Teese should be doing burlesque routines.
However, if I did think that more people should be doing burlesque, because lots of people make…choices, I would not want those people to be 8 year old girls. Even if they are on Dance Moms. Actually, especially if they are on Dance Moms. Because, Jesus. Admittedly the children are wearing nude bikinis (and not naked doing a feather dance, despite the fact that their dance instructor told them “the audience should think you are nude”) so this could be worse.
Then their instructor then tells them that they should convey “I’m hot, I’m mean, you can’t have me, you can’t afford me.” So: it gets worse. It’s officially worse when you are telling 8 year olds to act like that on television.
This is ridiculous. It’s ridiculous because the coy kind of sexuality that defines a good burlesque performance is something 8 year olds should not know anything about. So, at best they’re going to give a terrible performance, at worst, they are now going to be in therapy forever. We are leaning towards option two, since they’re being sexualized at a stupidly early age. – Daily Mail