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Mother injects daughter, 8, with Botox

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:01 AM

Mother injects daughter, 8, with Botox

A British mother is giving her eight-year-old daughter regular Botox injections and waxes to improve her chances of becoming famous in later life.

Beautician Kerry Campbell, 34, buys Botox and fillers online and injects them into her daughter Britney's forehead, lips and eye area to give her daughter "the best start in life".
(visit the link for the full news article)

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:01 AM
Ahhh, reading this keeps my faith in humanity alive......this news, and seeing tv shows like Tantrums and Tiaras, the premature sexualisation of children in the media is a concern for me.
What is your child confronted with, bombarded with daily, from newsstands, tv, online, and radio?

Hey I'm no prude, but the pornification of our culture is growing steadily, and how do we protect our children from this? This woman in the UK who has injected her child with Botox, perhaps is not sexualizing her daughter, so much feeding her daughter to the beauty myths that consumerism creates.

The impact on children is high, there is no denying they have access to viewing merchandise in stores, to what they see online and on tv.

"Research shows that exposure to sexualised imagery is linked to children's experience of increased anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image problems, eating disorders, self harm, and sexually transmitted infections. Kids are also becoming sexually active at younger and younger ages."

The corporate world, whether cosmetics, print media, online media, music and visual entertainment, have tapped into the child/tween market, kids are just seen as consumers and commodities increasing profit at the expense of a child's cognitive functioning, physical and mental health, sexuality and beliefs.

"The predominant standpoint shared by the media and advertising stakeholders is against censorship and the restriction of what they view as their intrinsic rights and freedoms." "Anecdotal evidence shows that the majority of stakeholders, or parties identified by them, do not feel socially responsible for the negative impact body images are having upon young people."

2007 Media Code of Conduct Working Group on Body Image report

So who's to blame, the media, the corporations or the mother......
Would you want your kid going to school with a 8 year old that says this:

"My friends think it's cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me," she said.

"I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections."

Or would you like to slap a mother who says this:
"I'd rather she be perfect and have a little frozen face," she said.

"All this pain and effort now will benefit Britney no end."

Do we bring in laws to protect children from cosmetic surgery, or do we bring in laws to block the media providers from saturating them with over sexualized imagery that leads from all research case studies to anxieties and possible depressions? People say back off out of our families.....but when families do that to their own kids.....hhhmmmm, who is going to protect the child from that kind of abuse?

.....a sickened zazzbot
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 24-3-2011 by zazzafrazz because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:19 AM
That slag has no right to inject her child, overuse could stretch her face and then it could wrinkle when she is in her teens...? Your thoughts...?

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 01:57 AM
This is child abuse.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:14 AM
What an idiot. Excessive botox use does NOT look good. I'm guessing the mother likely has a botox addiction herself.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:29 AM
Here's a couple pictures

Oh well, apparently I don't know how to make pictures appear on here...
edit on 24-3-2011 by elocin because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:46 AM
One thing I find pretty crazy is that the mother is 34, and the father died at 83, 4 years ago. That would have made them 26 and like 79 when the girl was born. Each to their own, but eww....

And if that comment on the lovelyish page about hearing the video of the girl screaming and begging to stop during the bikini wax is true, then there is no way that that could NOT be considered abuse.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 02:54 AM
reply to post by bastet11

I totally agree.

This is child abuse, just like those mothers who put their babies and toddlers in beauty etc contests.

This woman does not deserve to have this child - there are many people who are childless who would love to adopt the child.

I hope the authorities do the right thing.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:19 AM
There is also these statements to be concerned about.

"will guarantee Britney becomes famous as a teenager"

"I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer"

"so it is easier for her to become a superstar"

What happens when little 'Britney' discovers that she can't act or sing and doesn't turn out like a model?

Still what else would we expect...let's see...mother-beautician...check...father-eighty...check...suitable name eg Britney...check.

Never mind all the physical stuff like botox what about the psychological damage. The mother needs a good slap and reality check. These people are so shallow and self-serving

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:32 AM
I smell the stink of selfishness, and self absorption all over this. In my opinion the child is the victim of an unabashed gold digger who is going to make damn sure her progeny learns the trick of the trade as early as possible. Throw intelligence, wisdom, compassion, and all aspects of "inner beauty" out the window baby, get your "Barbie" on!

I think the physical, and emotional impact on this little girl will be profound. Then again humans, especially children have an amazing ability to sublimate. I just hope she doesn't look like a sideshow freak by the time she's 30. Studies do not even exist on the impact of botox on children's developing tissues, because it would be UNETHICAL to conduct the trials. This woman needs parenting lessons, and a big, big reality check because her values could not be more horribly skewed.

Instead of taking the child away they both need to be shipped to Japan, and spend a month or two in the emergency shelters helping out all those poor ,ugly, "normal" looking people to get a perspective on just how spoiled, and utterly rotten they are.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 03:37 AM
Only conduct procedures like this once the minor has fully stopped developing as it is still unknown what the long range effects of unessecary prodedures such as this.

Parents should be jailed for this.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 05:40 AM
That is really insane... Does she even care about her child? This just goes to show how much superficial this society has become and people don't like their natural self. People are unique in themselves. If all were to look homogeneous imagine how boring this earth would be. I wouldn't say the same if someone has a skin problem or malformation and they go for surgery or something like that; but just for beautifying oneself, doing all this sounds really crazy and having a lack of self-esteem to me.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 06:23 AM
People like this really shouldn't be allowed to breed.
Scratch that they shouldn't even be allowed to exist.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 06:43 AM
If I smacked my son for being naughty I would have him taken off me by social services.

Yet this "person" is allowed to pump chemicals into a childs face?!?!?!

This world is a very fcked up place!

Also would have bet this being in America from the thread title.... just goes to show that you should never stereotype!

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:56 AM
I read also in another newspaper that the mother was considering having a pink line tattooed around her daughters lips. The article had a picture of the little girl and although she was fine and all little girls...if I am honest she certainly didn't look as if she had much going for her (in the superstar sense) other than a pushy mother. I say that not to be unkind but as a realistic observation.
It is unfortunate that there are so many people that subscribe to these sort of pageants etc. It is so fact when you think of it there is a whole industry that surrounds it. Shame on all of them and the harm that they do.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 12:59 PM

Originally posted by Flying Sorcerer
Also would have bet this being in America from the thread title.... just goes to show that you should never stereotype!

From the article linked to by the original post:

Ms Campbell [the mother of the child], who now lives in San Francisco to be closer to the competitive world of American beauty pageants, says a lot of parents on the pageant circuit give their daughters "extra help".

Stupidity is universal

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 01:05 PM
Unfortunately I am under the impression that parents should have carte blanche with their own children. As ridiculous as this is, a mother is a mother. I'm sure how daughter has a bright future as a middle to high-end prostitute if the actress thing doesn't work out. (From the looks of the mother, streetwalke might be a more realistic aspiration.)

Imagine being raised from birth to believe that your only worth is in your looks, and then failing to make it as a model? Sluttiness and abuse by men is going to be her life. Even if she does make it as an actress or a model, she is learning from an early age to do whatever it takes to use her body and appearance to manipulate the world around her.


posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 01:05 PM

Originally posted by midicon
The article had a picture of the little girl and although she was fine and all little girls...if I am honest she certainly didn't look as if she had much going for her (in the superstar sense) other than a pushy mother. I say that not to be unkind but as a realistic observation.

I appreciate you noting this, as I couldn't think how to put it diplomatically. I'm not sure botox and waxing will help if she doesn't have a genetic disposition for the kind of look the mother clearly wants her to have.

Instead of being content with having a pretty little girl (as all parents know they have) she is trying to change everything about her daughter that will make her unique.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 01:10 PM
Mothers shouldn't be doing this to their children, as most people have said it is a form of child abuse, especially when the market for botox in the uk is totally unregulated, meanin the mother could be pumping any type of crap in to her daughters face. I just dont know what has happened in this country. It seems like kids have become a fashion accessory, with parents wanting to be mates with their kids rather than parents. I dont know where its come from.

posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 01:26 PM
I guess mummy never took 3 seconds to realise models photos have the life photoshoped out of them and the models don't actually look like that.

And she has definitly never spent any time looking at the tv or she would know mos tmen find girls with 'large amounts' of botox hideous...

How is she meant to show attitude as a model when she can't move her face? She isn't setting her daughter up to be a superstar....just an upset teenage girl who realises shes been spending years ruining her chances at doing what she wanted to do.

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