Today In Sentences You Never Thought You'd Read: Nelson Mandela Is a Fan of Toddlers and Tiaras

You'd think Nelson Mandela, a worldly, highly decorated 94-year-old man who spent 27 years of his life in a harsh, degrading prison fighting to free his people from the shackles of injustice and colonial abuse would want absolutely nothing to do with the TLC reality show Toddlers & Tiaras.

But you'd think wrong.

According to two granddaughters, Madiba is actually a fan of the infamous show and reality TV in general.

"You'll be interested to know that he loves Toddlers and Tiaras," Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway and Swati Dlamini told the Associated Press during an interview about their own reality show, Being Mandela (more on that in a second). "Because of the kids!" Zaziwe exclaimed. "He just loves children."

This is worse than the time Gandhi called Hitler his "dear friend" and was maybe also a huge racist.

Thankfully, Being Mandela doesn't feature any scenes with the man himself, but ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is said to stop by frequently, so hold on to your history books.

NBC's Cozi TV is set to air all 13 episode of the show's first season starting this Sunday.

[H/T: Warming Glow, photo via AP]