An Instagram story by belly dancer, Anastasia Biserova, has been circulating the Internet for the past few weeks. The story shows Biserova performing at a young girl’s birthday party. The story has been a hot trend on social media platforms and moms’ communities. The event’s new trend received quite the backlash.
While we support all parents with whatever decisions they make, the photo initiated an important conversation. Some parents commented that this is not a child-friendly show. While others believe that the problem is not the belly dancer herself, but the budget parents set for a child’s birthday. Parents are still trying to deal with the pressure of birthday decorations and overpriced baby shower photo sessions, and this trend happens.
Children, and even parents, nowadays are so much more exposed than before. They see things on social media that they want to imitate. Even if you want to throw a simple birthday party at home, your child might want to go big like his/her schoolmates. This also brings us to another conversation. Should all parents be judged for their personal choices shared on social media? People have different beliefs, backgrounds, cultures, and parenting methods. we’re more concerned with those who decided to share a little girl’s personal image and shame her.
Let’s be kind to one another. It’s actually simple. If you’re against a belly dancer at a child’s birthday, don’t hire one.
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