London: Katie Price has revealed that she is “disgusted” by the sexualisation of children, including recent trends in beauty parlours offering toddlers tanning and pre-teen makeovers.
The 33-year-old former glamour model’s anti-sexualisation comments came 48 hours after David Cameron, Prime Minister of UK, met with Internet industry representatives to discuss how to stop youngsters from accessing pornography online.
“It is disgusting. I don’t agree with it at all. I think surgeons and mums who encourage these young girls to have cosmetic work done, or have fake false boobs, should be shot,” the Mirror quoted her as saying.
“It’s horrible when you see these pictures of young children wearing make-up, having fake tans and so on. It’s sad.
“It makes me really sad to think about childhoods nowadays. I was a tomboy when I was growing up, climbing up trees or whatever – innocent stuff.
“When you look at young girls at senior school today, they’re wearing the shortest skirts and all trying to look like Britney.
“So I suppose maybe that’s where it all started – with Britney’s Hit Me Baby video, with her running around in that school uniform.
“I think the pop industry has always encouraged this kind of thing, though.
“Kids see these girls dressed in this provocative manner and want to copy them. It makes me angry, but it sells,” she added.