Katie Price really is a complicated, contradictory character. The glamour model mum-of-three has hit out against the over-sexualisation of children, asserting that she is dead against children wearing make-up or going under the surgeon’s knife.
“It is disgusting. I don’t agree with it at all. I think surgeons and mums who encourage these young girls to have cosmetic work done, or have fake false boobs, should be shot,” Katie tells The Mirror. “It’s horrible when you see these pictures of young children wearing make-up, having fake tans and so on. It’s sad.”
Katie’s own daughter has been pictured wearing make-up, but the businesswoman claims she didn’t actually approve of Princess experimenting with make-up,
“That photo of Princess wearing make-up was from my sister’s Facebook page and was never meant to be made public. It was a one-off and I didn’t approve it. But Princess loves all that girlie stuff. I don’t encourage her – it’s quite the opposite. I tell her, ‘Do as I say, not as I do.'
“If Princess said, ‘Mummy, I want to have fake boobs’, I would say, ‘No’. Of course I wouldn’t let her. It’s sick, it’s just wrong.”
Katie continued her rant by blaming Britney Spears for encouraging children to dress provocatively. And of course we’re sure none of Katie’s young fans have ever been influenced by her skimpy outfits.
“It makes me really sad to think about childhoods nowadays,” says Katie. “I was a tomboy when I was growing up, climbing up trees or whatever – innocent stuff.
“When you look at young girls at senior school today, they’re wearing the shortest skirts and all trying to look like Britney. So I suppose maybe that’s where it all started – with Britney’s Hit Me Baby video, with her running around in that school uniform. Kids see these girls dressed in this provocative manner and want to copy them. It makes me angry, but it sells.”
“What have I done wrong?”
Aware that we might be hearing the sounds of pots and kettles, Katie claims that she’s definitely not contributing towards the loss of childhood innocence,
“To people who accuse me of in any way contributing to this over-sexualisation of kids, I say, ‘What have I done sexually, or otherwise?’ I don’t sleep around and I love being in relationships – I’m not interested in dating loads of guys or having one-night stands. And what have I done with Princess that’s so wrong? What have I done generally?”
We’d love to know what you think of Katie’s point of view.