Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Dance Party: Britney and Jamie Lynn's Mom Would Be Proud

I had every intention of devoting this week's Dance Party to Lena Horne, but that will have to wait. Not to put too fine a point on it, but Lena will still be dead next week.

But this clip caught my eye yesterday, and in the past 24 hours, has gone so viral that it's been yanked from youtube. It's popped up on news programs and has ignited a debate about how sexualized our young folk have become. Yes, somebody actually thought this clip was something of which to be proud. Even worse, somebody thought this dance routine was a good idea, flattering and educational to the children involved, and worthy of rehearsal, costuming, the works.

What do you think? Keep in mind that somebody gave consent to this routine. It's a tribute to every brainless parent who ever thought this kind of experience would be good for their kid.

The song is instantly recognizable, you couldn't get away from it last year. The original video has been parodied countless times, including that hilarious version from Saturday Night Live starring Justin Timberlake and the gang.

But this version is no parody. If you thought the tune gnawed at your brain before, take a gander at this monstrosity. You won't be able to look away:

These girls are seven years old.