You may remember Isabella Barrett as the five-year-old blonde who shimmied to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” for TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” stirring up a little controversy back in February because, you know, toddlers and “sexy” are kind of a bad mash-up.
Now Isabella’s mom, headress-wearing Susanna Barrett, says she doesn’t want Isabella “featured” on the pageant-tracking reality show anymore, though the reason isn’t exactly crystal clear.
Susanna and Isabella appeared on “The View” on Thursday (June 14) to
get a little more attention air their grievances re: “T&T,” which seem to center on the show not portraying pageants in a positive light.
“We don’t believe pageants are bad, but we believe the way it is portrayed on Toddlers & Tiaras is,” Susanna told E! in a recent interview.
“They have more footage of my daughter that’s in upcoming episodes,” she adds on “The View.” “There’s lots of things ‘Toddlers’ has done that has been completely wrong. I’ve done nothing but try to do good from this point on … She is not going to be anywhere associated with that show.”
It’s worth noting that Isabella showed up for the interview decked out in full-on pageant mode and seemed mainly interested in whether Elisabeth Hasselbeck was wearing fake eyelashes. Meanwhile, mom did her best to tout brand Isabella — she’s got a jewelry line and a German reality show.
TLC shared this statement with “The View”:
“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.”