reminds me a little of those child beauty pageants [.......]
: what these adult persons have done to you with this 'play' was truly Abusive
and, ...hmm, ...well, ...very Catholic
. There's No excuse for that.
And I do agree with you that these child-beauty-pageants are as disgusting
(nearly) as any other physical or psychological abuse of children [NOT Exactly and Literally of course!!!! - didn't mean to downsize the suffering of certain 'true' victims!!!]
(in Germany we don't have this pageant-sort of legal abuse on stages or TV [at the moment!!], so one needs to look them up on the web to know about the issue.
But I think, the Shirley-Temple-thing is very different
A fucking toddler-pageant is not the same as having a little cutie singing children's songs in front of a cam.
(by which I don't mean, I'd be a fan of Shirley Temple - I ain't.)