Poor little Britney Campbell needs to be protected from her deluded single mother who is abusing her both physically and emotionally. Don’t YOU agree?
Kerry Campbell may not be beating her eight-year-old daughter, but she is battering her nonetheless. The San Francisco Dept. of Child Protective Services has launched an investigation into this frightening situation and I hope they move swiftly to end this abuse.
Poor Britney is being injected with BOTOX® in the creases of her forehead and is getting her legs waxed by her misguided mother! Kerry thinks these so-called beauty procedures will help her become a star and be a front runner pageants.
It’s absolutely dangerous according to plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner, Director of JUVA Plastic Surgery in NYC. “There’s a risk of cosmetic deformity in which the girl would not have normal movement of her facial muscles,” he explains. “The lip fillers could cause an infection or even tissue death — called necrosis. In my opinion, the authorities should consider bringing charges against this mother.”
Schaffner points out that on bottles of BOTOX® it says: “Federal law restricts this device for sale by or on the order of a physician or licensed practitioner.”
Kerry Campbell, 34, is a beautician, which she says qualifies her to use BOTOX® or fillers, but Dr. Schaffner tells Hollybaby.com that beauticians are NOT “licensed healthcare practitioners who are authorized to inject BOTOX® Cosmetic or filler materials.”
Physical risks aside, this appearance-mad mother is inflicting enormous emotional damage on her daughter, say family therapists! And I couldn’t be more in agreement! This woman is nuts and her daughter will pay the price!
“I question the motivation and even the sanity of doing something like this to a child,” says psychiatrist Dr. Jeff Gardere, a contributer to healthguru.com. Britney could become addicted to having these cosmetic procedures. She may feel she’s not pretty without BOTOX® injections. And when she’s older she could graduate to more severe cosmetic procedures. A social worker should look into this as a child abuse case.”
Listen, this child is at the very least being subjected to unnecessary and physically dangerous procedures that could harm her. She has no say over what is being done to her. Her own mother is playing Russian roulette with her health. It’s a little like Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy which is abuse, typically of a child, by an adult — often a mother — in order to seek attention or sympathy for the abuser.
But in this case, Britney’s mother is seeking attention by trying to turn her daughter into a beauty pageant star! And she’s given not an iota of thought to the consequences of her idiotic actions.
First of all, she’s teaching her daughter that her outer appearance is all-important versus her intellect.
Secondly, she’s making it extremely likely that Britney will develop an eating disorder, believes family therapist Dr. Jenn Berman, author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids. “She is being taught that her worth and value are based on how many wrinkles she has. She will likely suffer from low self-esteem. In fact, it’s pretty much a guarantee that a child in this situation could have a severe mid-life crisis when she’s older.”
I know that the San Francisco Human Services Agency is investigating the Campbell case after receiving a large number of calls to the city’s child abuse hotline, but I hope they investigate quickly.
This mother has to be told that she must stop injecting her daughter now and for good or she will lose custody of little Britney.
Britney needs to be protected from her abuser, her mother!