How do you feel about Bindi Erwin doing her own show eventually?

United States
November 9, 2006 8:25am CST
Do you think it is too much too soon?
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@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
2 Jan 07
As far as I am concerned I really do believe that she is way too young and also it is too soon to even consider this. However, she is doing it anyway. I do wonder though if and when they are going to allow her to be a little girl. Certainly she might enjoy it and think that it is good but for anyone to think she can replace her father is plain madness. It could happen in time of course, but not at the young age she is now. Incidentially the grandchildren of friends of ours go to the same school as Bindi, so they do know something about the family. They say that the Irwin family is a normal family, even when Steve was alive, who are very actively involved in the school and local community.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Yes I agree. Isn't she only about 10 years old? I see her acting like a little adult and think it's sad. The media has commented on how she's mature beyond her years. Like you, I think she needs to be allowed to be a little girl. When Steve was alive I bet it was fun for her to have a show just like Dad. Now that he's gone, she acts like she believes she needs to step up and take his place.
• United States
10 Jan 07
I agree with both of you. I feel sorry for his widow. The interview with Barbara Walters was tear jerking. I think there is alot of family pressure there to put her in a show. She is very mature for her age.
@cikedo (3485)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I think it's great that Bindi is continuing her fathers work to better educate people about wildlife. How could her having a show be too much too soon? Bindi will probably end up being even greater than her father I believe.
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@shoelover (896)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
I agree. I do think she does get the chance to act like a normal little girl though when she is at school and places like that. It is only when she gets home that she has to shoulder the responsiblities. She acts like a little adult now. Surely that has got to have some effect on her. I think a lot of the children of stars do grow up more quickly than the children who are not. It is sad though.
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• United States
10 Jan 07
yes it is.....and I agree with your thoughts totally... Thanks for your response.
• United States
11 Feb 07
I don't believe Bindi is too young to have her own show. Think about it. Steve always had her with him showing to her about how great animals are and the need to show them respect. Watch her when she talks she is the image of Steve. Her love of animals is a extension of her dad. She loves the animals just like Steve did. Deep down in her heart. She is older than her physical age. She talks very ellogantly. And she has very definite ideas to keep Steve's love of animals going out to people. She has taken up the torch from her dad's hand and is proudly taking his path and running with it. I think when looking back that this is exactly what Steve was grooming her for. He new with the work with animals that he did that the odds of him living to a ripe old age were not to great. The surprise was that it was a sting ray that killed him. I'd say that everyone was blown out of the water with that. But back to your discussion question, Yes, I think Bindi should have her own show and if she decided to do one now it would not be too soon.
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• United States
11 Feb 07
let's just agree to disagree, and there is nothing wrong with that. I have given you all + as I am not one to negatively rate someone simply because they disagree. I wish Bindi, her mom, and the Erwin family all the best on their conservation endeavor...
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@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
She might be mature for her age, but she is still so young. She probably doesn't know any better and when they ask if she wants to do it, she does - and she probably feels pressured because everyone tells her that her father would be so proud. But she is a child. She deserves a childhood. There's plenty of time to grow up and be an adult. I hope her mother seriously considers taking her out of the limelight for several years.
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• United States
5 Feb 07
I agree, and her mother really seemed to love her husband. I think however her mother has been bitten by the limelight bug, and they do have an accustomed way of living now...so I think it is more about conservation. He did do alot about teaching about animals. I don't think anyone can take his place...or do the job he did.