Today in disturbing stories of childcare, a mother in San Francisco says she regularly injects her eight year old daughter’s face with Botox and fillers in the hopes of making her a star.
Kelly Campbell says she first gave her daughter Britney a Botox injection on her eighth birthday — as a present, of course — and has since repeated the regime (with the addition of Restalyne) every three months. Campbell told The Sun, “I make her frown before injecting, which helps identify a potential wrinkle. This means we can get it before it even develops.”
Even scarier, Campbell purchases the Botox and Restalyne online or, better yet, from her local “beauty dealer”, which is to say: one of the other mothers at her school. Campbell also administers the injections herself, but don’t worry — it’s not illegal, and she swears its safe. “I know the correct amount to give her as I am a trained beautician.”
Toddlers & Tiaras may have cornered the market on terrifying eyebrow waxes, but Campbell is coming up strong. She says she plans to get Britney’s eyebrows waxed this year and then hopes to get them “lightly” tattooed into an arched shape, and she also gives her daughter a monthly “virgin wax” in the hopes of stemming future pubic hair growth.
“What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star. I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer.
Sadly, Britney now checks “every night for wrinkles” and say she wants a “boob and nose job soon, so that [she] can be a star.” And while it’s almost silly of us to think that maybe, just maybe her mother would be concerned with her daughter’s physical and mental well-being, well, that’s clearly too much to ask.
“I’d rather she be perfect and have a little frozen face,” Campbell says. “Some people say her eyebrows look a little pulled already but they look striking.”