You may have heard about the controversy a San Francisco pageant mom started after defending her actions to inject her aspiring beauty pageant daughter with Botox because…the 8-year-old girl felt she had wrinkles on her face. We’re no experts, but we’re pretty sure she has at least three more decades before those pesky lines start appearing on her face, but Kerry Campbell made the decision to use Botox on her daughter Britney to give her the edge in pageants.
Despite the controversy her actions have raise, Kerry stands by her decision saying other pageant moms influenced her to use the cosmetic enhancement to help her daughter’s chances in the increasingly out of control and cutthroat child pageants (have you ever watch Toddlers and Tiaras? scary). We want to know, was the mom right to use Botox on her daughter to help her compete in pageants or is this practice completely ridiculous?
There are many unsettling flags in this story…mom injecting Botox into her daughter’s face herself; acquiring the medication from a “trusted source;” child beauty pageants…that would make any parent cringe. Kerry and her daughter Britney recently appeared on Good Morning America with Laura Spencer to talk about the treatment, where Kerry defended her actions after her daughter came to her complaining of wrinkles on her face.
Kerry also admits her daughter has been undergoing leg waxing as well, again to boost her looks to compete in pageants, after all, they say beauty is pain. When asked by Spencer about going to extremes for beauty, Kerry responded, “We talked about it. She didn’t exactly ask me about it but I know that she was complaining about her face having wrinkles and things like that,” to which Spencer said, “My son will come home and tell me he wants every Xbox game that existed…that doesn’t mean you get it for them.”
You can watch the full interview with the family on GMA below, and let us know what you think!
So what do you think…was the mom right to use Botox on her child to help her chances in advancing in beauty pageants, or is this completely ridiculous?
Do you consider her actions as child abuse? Let us know if you think she should be punished.
[Source: Huffington Post]