When it comes to TV interviews, it’s always best to be prudent about what comes out of the mouth, especially when asked to comment on the questionable actions of others. It could backfire on anyone, and that’s especially true for celebrities.Vanessa Williams, the former Miss America beauty queen, apparently forgot this simple rule when asked by Anderson Copper on Anderson about the world of children’s pageants. Vanessa answered the question by saying:
“When the child is screaming and saying, ‘I don’t want to do this. I don’t feel like doing it.’ When they are using special juice to get them hyped … that’s not my world, and I would never have my kids do that.”
Wendy Dickey, a parent on the reality show Toddlers & Tiaras, was apparently offended by Vanessa’s comments and fired back saying, “Posing nude and having an abortion is ‘not my world’ and I would never have my kids do that … so easy on the judging Vanessa!”
The offended mom was clearly referring to Vanessa’s revelation in her book about an abortion she had in high school and posing for Penthouse when she was younger. Vanessa did not respond when contacted for comment.
As they say in the business, “Those in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”