3/27/2012

Lifetime Pulls "Topless Showgirls" Episode of "Dance Moms" Series

Little girls dancing as if they were naked adult "fan dancers" in a burleque house? What is this country coming to when adults think this is the proper way to display their children to the public?

If you thought the little girls dressed as strippers or costumed as Madonna (complete with the famous cone bra) were inappropriate on "Toddlers & Tiaras," you probably haven't been watching "Dance Moms" this season.

On March 6, Lifetime aired the episode titled "Topless Showgirls" in which the little dancers appeared to dance -- you guessed it -- topless on a showgirls-type performance. According to instructor Abby Lee Miller, the act was a fan dance. "You cover your body with the fans so you give the illusion that you're nude underneath the fans," she explained on the show. "C'mon. We all know you have tan bras on and tan tights on. ... Everyone in the industry knows the girls are completely covered and everything's harmless."

Sounds lovely -- for an adult. For pre-teen girls, maybe not so much. "My outfit was pretty tiny," young dancer Mackenzie told the cameras. "I could fit this on my American Doll."

Lifetime Pulls "Topless" "Dance Moms" Episode | firstcoastnews.com