• Give a Gift
  • Customer Service
  • Promotions
  • Videos
  • Blogs
  • Win
  • Games

French Senate Votes to Ban "Hyper-Sexualized" Child Pageants

Posted in:

French Senate Votes to Ban "Hyper-Sexualized" Child Pageants


While American audiences might take to shows like "Toddler in Tiaras," the same can’t be said for the French. Earlier this week, the French Senate voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16. The piece of legislation blamed such competitions for "hyper-sexualizing" minors. 

The bill, which still faces a vote in the lower house of parliament, curtly states: "Organizing beauty competitions for children under 16 is banned." Targeted at parents and/or adults responsible for entering minors in such competitions, violators of the law could face two years in prison and up to 30,000 euros in fines. 

According to the Associated Press, "the amendment says it's aimed at protecting children from danger and being prematurely forced into roles of seduction that harm their development."

Connect with Marie Claire:
daily giveaway
Unlimited Brunch!

Unlimited Brunch!

enter now
You Know You Want More
Special Offer
Link Your Marie Claire Account to Facebook

Marie Claire already has an account with this email address. Link your account to use Facebook to sign in to Marie Claire. To insure we protect your account, please fill in your password below.

Forgot Password?

Thanks for Joining

Your information has been saved and an account has been created for you giving you full access to everything marieclaire.com and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your username and/or password or complete your profile, click here.

Your accounts are now linked

You now have full access to everything Marie Claire and Hearst Digital Media Network have to offer. To change your settings or profile, click here.