I hate the term "deformed". I live the world of 'special needs' and disabilities, disorders, all that jargon and all those labels.
Kids are kids. Not deformed, just different. I hate it that parents are ashamed of their children, or make a kid feel bad about him/herself for being different.
What makes any of us any better? Just because we have all our fingers and toes, or a symmetrical face, or fit the standard for intelligence? Maybe it's time to change our standards, modify our units of measurement, stop judging everyone based on preconceived notions of 'normal' and 'standard'.
I think children should be shielded from the media as a spectator sport regardless. Kids need stable lives, they need consistency, to be themselves, to grow, learn, explore in their own time. Growing up in a media spotlight will damage anyone - and that has nothing to do with deformity.