Pageant Mom Gives Botox To 8-Year-Old Daughter
File under disturbing. A California mom and part-time aesthetician has been injecting Botox into her 8-year-old daughterâ€™s face.
“We were getting into the [beauty] pageants,” Kerry, the mom, told Good Morning America earlier today. “I knew she was complaining about her face, having wrinkles, and things like that. When I brought it up to [my daughter] Britney she was all for it.”
I truly had to do a double take while watching this segment. The most disturbing part is the pure innocence on the little girlsâ€™ face (and, trust me, itâ€™s not from all those anti-wrinkle injections). Sweet little Britney has no clue why this might be considered controversial or, okay, Iâ€™ll just ahead and say it, highly inappropriate!
Kerry typically administers the Botox to Britney through a total of five shots, in three different locations on her face. “It hurts sometimes,” said Britney. “It makes me nervous. But I get used to it.”
Iâ€™m not the judgmental type, especially when it comes to parenting styles, but I want to hop on the next flight out to California, swoop up Britney and tell her that sheâ€™s beautiful just the way she is (and I want to smack Kerry on the head). I may not get the whole beauty-pageant lifestyle but I do know that no child should be subjected to pain in the name of beauty. Itâ€™s a dangerous lesson to be teaching our children.