Things that are reasonable in theory:
-It's inappropriate to mercilessly pick on a 12-year old. It's not nice, and it's not fair.
-At that age, kids are still just doing what their parents tell them to do, so we can't really fault them for their behavior.
-If anything, eerily creepy, overly articulate 12-year olds who have had the unfortunate handicap of hanging out with Tom Cruise a lot during their formative years should be pitied, not ridiculed.
Unfortunately, that theory crumbles in the face of real-world evidence:
Aahhhhh! She's so scary! Enough with the poise, and the paleness, and the white satin, or whatever the hell that is. Why does a dress like that even come in child size? Good LORD. Dakota Fanning, you are single-handedly turning me into a weird, mean, unreasonable child-hater. And it's gotta stop.