'Toddlers & Tiaras' Gives Us Yet Another Reason to Flinch

A mean-spirited pageant dad calls out all of the "fat" momagers around him

This week, the sixth season of Toddlers & Tiaras (TLC, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. ET) got under way. We met three new, pint-sized beauty queens, Alexa, Janeyah, and Brooke. No doubt, as the season progresses, their momagers will commit all sorts of atrocities in the name of pulchritude. Generally speaking, no one (outside of the deluded pageant parents themselves) denies that this ...

... is just wrong. But as the new season kicks off, the show has managed to sink to a new low. May we introduce: Pigheaded Pageant Dad, JD:

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We don't like judging people by any means, but this judgmental jerk is truly irritating. Of course, he's right about the dire obesity epidemic in this country. It's hard to miss the irony that pageant parents prioritize their child's good looks while showing no interest in their own physiques. The evidence is right before our eyes:

And, we reluctantly admit, he's right to suggest that the parents' own poor lifestyle choices set a bad example for their kids.

That said, hurling mean-spirited insults on national TV is not the path to positive change. Pigheaded Pageant Dad's rant only invited us, as viewers, to want to criticize him. Don't his veiny, bulging muscles and holier-than-thou attitude exemplify a different kind of excess?

So let's just forget this guy ever said anything, and go back to hating the show for that ineffable, icky quality that turns our stomachs instead.

Jennifer Graham Kizer is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Google+.

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