Pageants, Princesses, Primping Parties?

As Toddlers & Tiaras revs up for its next season (and another post on that later) and the parental outrage machine gets cranking, I'd like to just redirect for a moment with this little game. Guess which of these photos is from that program, which is from the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique at Disneyworld (where for a mere $189 your 2-year-old can have a makeover that "magically transforms her into a Princess," which I guess is one word for what they turn your daughter into....) and which were taken at birthday parties from the Sweet and Sassy "a cutting-edge children's salon, trend-setting retail store and the perfect celebration place: that is  popping up in mall stores around the country.

 

 

So tell me, why are parents up in arms about Toddlers & Tiaras but think the Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boutique and Sweet and Sassy are cute?

(answers: pic one is from Toddlers & Tiaras; 2 is from Disneyworld; 3 is from Sweet & Sassy; 4 is from Disneyworld; 5 is from Sweet & Sassy).