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7-year-old samba queen breaks down in tears at Rio's Carnival

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Dunno if pimpin out a 7 year old for this kind of thing is appropriate.

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yeah where do they think they are ? japan ???

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Damned paparazzi! If not for their sticking their cameras and mikes in people's faces with no feeling of respect whatsoever this would have went off without a hitch. I got no patience for people who scare children like this. I would like to make them cry!

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Way tooo much for a seven yr old ,, should of had more protection...

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never mind th paparazzis, but what were the parents trying to do? Fertility and sexual dances are not for kids.

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Fertility and sexual dances are not for kids.

Actually, in the strictest sense, they ARE. Remember, most people were born by accident.

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womanforwomen wrote- "but what were the parents trying to do? Fertility and sexual dances are not for kids."

Samba is a symbol of Brazilian national identity. It is not a fertility or sexual dance unless that is what you see. If you look at a 7 year old wearing somewhat more than a bathing suit and dancing and see sex, then I suggest you stay away from public pools please. The problem is with your head, not the dancing little girl, and stopping her dancing is not going ward off all the other scantily clad children you are going to see in the world. Golly, when I was a kid I danced about the house wearing less or nothing. I even escaped outside a couple times!

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**Carlos Nicodemos, director of the Rio de Janeiro state Council for the Defense of Children and Adolescents, two weeks ago asked a judge to keep the girl from dancing, arguing that “what we can’t allow is putting a 7-year-old girl in a role that traditionally for Carnival has a very sexual focus.”

dearestjohn I did not see the kid or her dancing. The news says the kid was terrified, and some of the other people who were in the venue had said that. From the samba I have seen, there is a lot of hip gyrations etc that is arousing. Not when a 7 year old does that, but a brazilian woman with well developed hip does that.

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"The news says the kid was terrified, and some of the other people who were in the venue had said that."

The article clearly said it was being surrounded by cameras that made her terrified. They swarmed the girl, the was the problem. When they stopped doing that, it went fine. Lesson learned.

Not when a 7 year old does that, but a brazilian woman with well developed hip does that.

There ya go! Normal people won't see sex! A sexy woman need not move at all to be sexy you know! And most dancing is going to involve some hip shaking. Or do you have a problem with little girls doing hula too?

Look. I make you this promise. If you try to hide children, you will only increase the problems. Swarming a child with strangers and cameras ought to be an obvious no-no to any adult. It isn't because the children are hidden away. Children are supposed to be part of the community as well. They are supposed to participate. If you hide them they will be misunderstood.

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I blame the parents. Seriously. What jerks are they to subject their 7 y/o daughter to that kind of pressure? It's not like they didn't know how the parade goes. I hope they enjoy all the attention they are getting. It's obvious their daughter doesn't.

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Sorry for the Dutch Tourist!

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