Friday, May 20, 2011

Botox Mom!

Just when you think you have heard everything, you hear something that makes you drop your jaw! Botox Mom did that for me. In case you haven’t heard the story, a woman named Sheena Upton, going by the name Kerry Campbell, has been dubbed the “Botox Mom” because she has been giving her eight year old daughter botox injections. She buys the botox online from a “reliable source” and does this to give her daughter, Britney, an advantage at beauty pageants. She claims that she uses it herself and that her daughter asked for it. Did this get your attention? Well it got the attention of CPS too, and I would have been shocked had it not.

Never mind that botox is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18, or that fact that no eight year old is in need of cosmetic enhancements. What about the psychological damage to the child who may think she is not naturally pretty enough and it lowers her self esteem? In this warped woman’s mind, her daughter needed botox to help her win pageants. That is all the justification she needs to shoot this unnatural substance into her daughter’s face.

What are the issues CPS is currently investigating? They want to know where the botox is coming from, if her mother is “licensed” to give it to her daughter, and whether or not she consulted Britney’s pediatrician first. And, apparently, this is not the only time she has used cosmetic procedures on her daughter; she has also waxed her legs and bikini line. Here is a quote from the mother:

"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," she insisted.

Unbelievable! Now the update…

Sheena now says the whole story was scripted. She never even heard of botox. The photos taken of her injecting botox were staged. It was just a syringe without a needle. It was all done in a nail salon waxing room and she was told it was going to be presented as a “mother-daughter” day at the spa. She did the stunt for money ($200) and “Good Morning America,” who ran with the story, didn’t do their fact-checking. Her confession or explanation can be seen on the video in the following link:

Well, now I feel better! I don’t know what this world is coming to, but it ain’t good!

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting.