Vanessa Williams Wouldn't Put Her Kids Through 'Toddlers And Tiaras' Circus

Vanessa Williams Wouldn't Put Her Kids Through 'Toddlers And Tiaras' Circus For whatever the reason, do you find yourself unable to take the word of anybody who's ever watched it that TLC's "Toddlers and Tiaras" is a freak show that would give Tod Browning post-traumatic stress disorder?

Would you by chance listen to a legendary ex-beauty queen who wouldn't get within a mile of the show?

While sitting with Anderson Cooper for the prolific journalist's eponymous daytime show "Anderson", the former Miss America and ex-"Desperate Housewives" star expressed unquestionable disgust for how these "parents" apparently perceive their spawn.

It goes beyond the spray-tanning, Williams said. It goes even beyond the provocative kinder-hooker outfits the tots galavant about wearing. It's made so very much worse, she claims, because the kids really have no clue just what's happening.

"When the child is screaming and saying, 'I don't want to do this. I don't feel like doing it.' When they are using special juice to get them hyped . . . That's not my world and I would never have my kids do that," Williams said with evident disgust.

Clearly, this is a former grown-up contestent who's not chugging the "Go Juice." Check out the clip below, then weight in with your comments: is it a parent's prerogative that Williams just shouldn't comment on, or is it a small wonder that the show hasn't resulted in DCFS workers putting in overtime keeping tabs on pageant moms?

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