Asked in a previous interview whether she believed such a costume was appropriate for a little girl, the girl's mother told "GMA": "She's covered everywhere. I don't, when I think of a show girl, I think of a beautiful, glamorous woman. It's a gorgeous, glamorous costume. To me, it's old Hollywood, the glamour, not sexualizing my child … It's playing dress up. It's an expensive doll it's an expensive dress up game."
Dickey said if she had it to do all over again, she wouldn't choose such a controversial costume, but she stressed that her family had good Christian values and she doesn't regret her decision.
"The public doesn't know us, doesn't know what kind of family we are …I'm shocked, I'm very shocked," she said. "I think it has been blown out of proportion. Would I do it again? No, but I do think people have overreacted in the worst way."
In an interview with TMZ, Dickey said: "I'm raising my child just as well as any mother does. I take my kid to church every week. … At least I'm not forcing them into sports and getting my child injured like some parents."