Six-Year-Old Gets Fake Tan

28/04/2011 17:40 | Updated 22 May 2015
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Children's campaigners hit out at Channel Four last night after a six-year-old girl was shown getting a spray tan in the documentary My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

The programme follows the preparations the travelling community makes for their weddings and first Holy Communions.

Viewers saw six-year-old Mary Ann going for a fake tan treatment ahead of her communion. The show also came under fire for showing young girls gyrating to music, and wearing crop tops, mini skirts and high heels.

Mary Ann told the programme's camera crew that she thought she was the right age for a spray tan: 'because at six you are big and at one or two you are small.'

Other little girls told the cameramen they learned their provocative dance moves from the television, and cited stars like Beyonce and Shakira as their idols.

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