Sophia Grace 'Girls Just Gotta Have Fun' Video Teaches Girls How to Be Spoiled Brats (VIDEO)

SophiaGraceThere are child stars and then there is Sophia Grace. This pint-sized rapper climbed to fame thanks to Ellen DeGeneres who showcased her work on her show. The 10-year-old is talented. There's no doubt about it. But something in her attitude is ... off. To put it mildly.

Her latest video -- "Girls Just Gotta Have Fun" -- is catchy and kind of fun, until you remember the age of the girl singing. The tiaras, the makeup, and the attitude are all a bit much for a child.

As a mother, there is a certain attitude I would be horrified to see my daughter have and this? Is pretty much it. The entitled "princess" singing and the bratty behavior all make me want to scream. See below:

People always worry about "bad influences" on children and I get that. Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Nikki Minaj, and Madonna have all been accused of being such. But they are adults. 

There is a huge difference when the "star" is actually the same age as my child. My child knows not to act like Katy Perry. She may not know the same about the little girl throwing pies in people's faces and acting like the queen bee.

Little girls have a hard enough time in this world without having to see confusing images like this. Sophia Grace may be a perfectly sweet little girl when the cameras are off and she isn't performing, but my daughter doesn't know that. She doesn't realize that behavior isn't "fun"; it's actually just poor behavior. Cyndi Lauper was singing about things we could look forward to. This girl is rapping about things she is doing as a child. Big difference.

There are plenty of books that have poor protagonists I don't want influencing my child, but someone like Eloise -- also a bit of a spoiled brat -- is at least spunky and cute. She is also fictional. When my 6-year-old sees a little girl acting like this on TV, she assumes it's real (she is 6 after all). Obviously, I monitor what she sees, but who knows what she might see on a play date or elsewhere.

It just feels icky. In 10 years, it might be fine. But for now, it's really not.

Do you think this video is appropriate?

 

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Gypsy... Gypsyqueen4life

Just my opinion, and I know that a bunch of people are going to say "oh she is so cute" or that this is harmless, however, I think it's a bit much for a child of that age.  And girls just want to have fun, but she treats the boy in the video in a really nasty & snotty way, she is bragging about who she knows, all that she has, what she does, etc. It definitely sends the wrong messages. Ok, if she has rap skills & wants to rap, but honestly, there isn't something more age appropriate or positive that she could be doing & saying?  I think too many people think that it's cute for kids to act so far beyond their age, but in the long run, it hinders & hurts them as they grow up.

nonmember avatar sg&r

What is wrong with that video, as least she not dressed as a slut or sexualized. You and your daughter sound like a load of laughs lighten up. I love Sophia Grace & Rosie

Casie M Ernst

I think you are taking this video way way to serious.  She's a cute little girl-dressed like a little girl-saying she's having a party & EVERYONE is invited. A boy hits her with a cupcake so she puts a pie in his face...  She rapped about Ellen-who gave her this entire start to whatever this is...  And I don't think that's really "bragging" about who she knows.  She playing princess.  Maybe we need more tomboy role models for kids--but some girls are girl girls & I don't think this is bad at all.  Ballons, dancing, picking a bright pink dress, a food fight, talk of tutu's.... Are you all upset because she had her signature tiara on that she's worn in everything she's ever done?  Or are you upset about the pink toy car?  Good lord.  There's a place for all types of kids.  We need to spend a lot less time judging stuff like this.  

Carmelita Alcorta Peña

As I watched this video, I was expecting to see some raunchy behavior and some little kids scantily clad, but I didnt. She never rapped about "popping bottles" or spending "daddys money" or "milkshakes bringing all the boys to yard" She rapped about girls just wanting to have fun. All be it, not all little girls are gonna own or want that pink Power Wheel and not all know Ellen (which Im sure she mentioned because Ellen probably foot the bill for the making of), but I didnt find the vid offensive at all. And as for the way she treated the boy, in the vid, he trew someting at her, so she got even by putting a pie in his face not "digging her keys on the side of his pretty little 4 wheeled drive or carving her name in his leather seats"  I dont believe this child is a bad influence and this could be alot worse (ie: Honey Boo Boo, Toddlers and Tiaras, all those kids in Twerking videos on  You Tube"  We need to learn to pick our battles.....but hey, thats just my opinion,


 

nonmember avatar Sre

I used to watch Ellen and the crowd always seemed to love having her on the show and she just annoys me. I would fast forward on her parts.

Michelle Ollhoft

i say what carmeliatia said doesnt seem that bad compared to honey boo boo its all about shock so you just made this lil girl a fortune by talking about it way to go

momma... momma_a_23

i dont think its that bad....i found it amusing she rapped about haters shes what 5 or 6 she cant possibly have haters but i dont think its offensive or a bad influence she really didnt even seem bratty or snotty to me

Tara Day

I'm sorry I didn't find this video bad or offensive in any way. It was simply adorable.

nonmember avatar pur name here

Yeah, there cute, but I think the fame is a little too much too soon really. I actually prefer Rosie because she seems more laid back. But Sophia is acting like she's the best etc, she's only 8! it might spoil her childhood slightly but I suppose it's mostly harmless... X

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