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Worse Than Toddlers And Tiaras? Young Girls Perform Burlesque Routines In Nude Bikinis On American Show Dance Moms

09/03/2012 16:50 | Updated 22 May 2015

If you thought you'd seen it all what with pageant moms doping their daughters to perform better and toddlers being dressed as prostitutes on Toddlers and Tiaras, think again.

Dance Moms, the hit TV show from Lifetime in America has trumped everything we've seen before, with a new episode showing girls as young as EIGHT performing a burlesque show in nude bikinis.

The show follows young girls training at the Abby Lee Dance Company. In the latest episode, entitled Topless Showgirls, dance teacher Abby Lee Miller is shown dressing the young girls in nude bikinis to give the audience the impression they are naked.

While practising for their show, Abby tells the young performers they should be acting as if "a man can't afford you", saying, "I'm hot, I'm mean, you can't have me, you can't afford me."

Handing out pink feather fans, the girls are told to position them over their crotch and chests, which, along with the nude bikinis, will give the illusion they are naked underneath.

Despite some children saying no, with one small girl, Mackenzie, telling the camera, "I don't want to be naked on stage", and even some of mums looking outraged, no one intervenes, and the girls strut out on stage and perform to a panel of judges, and a fair few shocked audience members...

Abby later tells the camera: "Everyone in the industry knows the girls are completely covered and everything is harmless... these mothers need to stop questioning me. What I do works."

Truly shocking stuff. What do you make of this show?

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