Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Misconstrued ? I Hope Not - - -
When something bothers me, it really bothers me. It does not matter how big or small the issue is, I simply cannot say "meh" and pack it and put it away. I get uneasy until I come up with something to take care of it. So when I suggested that there should be a category for young actors and actresses at the Oscars, I did not mean to encourage kid pageants. Oh no. I am not at all in favour of glamourising little girls like that. I hope that no one misunderstood me.This fear came to my mind when I remembered the little girl in the movie, "Little Miss Sunshine". She was also nominated but did not get the award. A brilliant and talented little actress, she opened up my eyes or rather the movie itself opened up my eyes as to how shallow those pageants can be. I was not even aware that there were pageants like that since I come from a background where we strive to give children the ability to read and write and spend time and money more on education than anything else. It was actually when Jon Benet Ramsey died and the mysterious circumstances of her demise were all over the television, I realized that such pageants existed. When Joel Mchale showed the clip of "Toddlers in Tiaras" I felt like throwing up. So please do not misunderstand me. I sincerely think that there should be a category for young artists or even young script writers. With today's kids anything is possible.