(LOS ANGELES) -- The Parents Television Council believes the TLC series Toddlers & Tiaras has crossed a line by airing footage of a three-year-old girl dressed as a prostitute.
In a promotional clip previewing an episode of the series that aired Wednesday night, the girl portrays Julia Roberts' prostitute character in the hit film Pretty Woman, walking back and forth on stage while wearing a blonde wig, a white top, a blue skirt and lengthy black boots.
In a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly, the PTC says, "We have a serious problem when The Learning Channel features a toddler, who probably hasn’t even learned to read, dressed as a prostitute showing off her sexy strut."
The girl's mother, Wendy Dickey, is defending the outfit, telling Entertainment Weekly, "I thought it was real cute to do Julia. She’s 3, if she was 10 I never would have considered this. But as young as she is I thought it was very comical."
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