This story sickens me! I am a mother of a four year old girl and, as a mom, I wonder how any mother could do this to her own child. British mom Kerry Campbell, who now lives in San Fransisco, gives her 8 year old daughter Brittney, Botox injections and body waxes. She says that "having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer," and it is all for the fame and glory of beauty pageants. She thinks that she is doing her daughter a favor and that Brittney will thank her when she is someday rich and famous. How bizarre, an eight year old needs to look younger than she is? But she already is young, she is a child! What does it say about the pageant industry when the parents of the children involved, feel the need to change their children. They think their children aren't good enough without make-up, and fake smiles, and hair extensions, and fancy expensive dresses, and basically pretending to be something they are not.
This woman thinks she is helping her daughter, but what she is really doing is holding a mirror up to her and saying look at all of your flaws and look at what needs to be fixed. Brittney said, and I quote "I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections" and "I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star." How horrible is that? An 8 year old child should not be worried about wrinkles and wanting Botox injections!!! And she should definitely not be thinking about a boob job!!! She hasn't even grown any yet, she can't judge how her body is going to turn out after puberty. This poor little girl should be playing with her friends, with not a care in the world and not having these completely adult (not to mention fake and shallow) worries. She should be riding bikes and playing outside, not laying on her mom's beautician table being injected and waxed. Botox is a poison, and should be used on knowing, consenting adults, not on children whose mother buys the products online and doesn't know for sure if it's even safe. I'm sure there hasn't been any testing done on children, who knows what the long term effects are.
I don't usually like to judge other parents, because being a parent is different for everyone and people have to find their own way in how they want to raise their children. But this is different, this is abuse. That mother should not be injecting her child with poisons. And she also should not be waxing her daughter, she said "she also has her virgin wax monthly, which gets rid of her fluffy leg hair and makes sure she won't develop pubic hair in the future. It will save her a fortune in waxing when she's older." Virgin wax?!?! WTF, how could you do that to an eight year old girl, you sick woman? That is her own personal private area, that should not be touched by anyone but her. Do you want her to be bald so that she can be a porn star when she grows up? Why shouldn't she be allowed to have pubic hair? It's her body, let her decide what she wants to do with it, when she is a grown up. Fame and fortune do not come to people because they don't have wrinkles or body hair, they usually come to people because of their own talent. The mom also says that she will wax her daughter's eyebrows later this year and wants to have them lightly tattooed into an arch shape and is considering a lip liner tattoo as well. If that isn't a form physical and emotional abuse than I don't know what is.
I'll leave you with one last quote that this crazy woman said about her daughter. "When she's a superstar earning millions, she'll always be grateful for what I did when she was so young."
So I'd like to ask, when she grows up, if she isn't a superstar, will she thank you for the torture of painful injections, tattoos and waxings that you put her through? Will she be happy that she didn't get any real choice in all of the grown up things you did to her? (Because even though she may say she's happy about it now, she's only eight, and she's really just following what is being modeled to her) Will she also be happy about the emotional scars of poor self esteem, and feeling like she isn't good enough for even her own mother to look at, without being changed and improved upon? Will she like the fact that you took her childhood away from her? Because if you ask me, this really doesn't sound like a childhood at all.
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