TLC is getting slammed for “Toddlers & Tiaras” again, but this time, it’s by pageant mom Susanna Barrett, who was previously featured on the show with her 5-year-old daughter Isabella. Barrett stopped by “The View” Thursday to air her grievances with the pageant show.
“There’s a lot of things ‘Toddlers’ has done that is completely wrong and I have taken the steps to make amends to everything that’s happened to my family,” she said, declining to elaborate on the specific nature of her grievances. "She is not going to be anywhere associated with that show," she continued. Even though Isabella will not make another appearance on the show, she is still participating in pageants.
TLC provided "The View" with a statement about Barrett's claims. "We have a number of families that are featured. There are no plans to do another taping with them despite Susanna's desire to be featured again," the network said.
The Barretts have been magnets for controversy and negative headlines. Five-year-old Isabella told TMZ in December that her 3-year-old co-star Paisley Dickey dressed up like a "hooker." The fellow pageant competitor caused her own controversy when she paraded around the stage as Julia Roberts' character in "Pretty Woman."
Barrett recently filed a $30 million defamation suit against TMZ, The Daily Mail and The Huffington Post for posting a video of Isabella singing "I'm Sexy And I Know It" at a New York City club, claiming the articles "brazenly attempt to sexualize" her daughter.
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