August 17, 2017

Child beauty pageant botox mum loses custody of daughter

Britney gets her Botox injection from Mommy. Is there anything these beauty pageant moms are not preparred to do to win?

Kerry Campbell a mother who injected her eight year-old daughter Britney with Botox in an attempt to help her win child beauty pageants has lost custody of Britney pending an investigation.

Child welfare authorities in the US have removed Britney Campbell from the care of her mother Kerry after she appeared on national television in the US defending her actions in giving Botox to an eight year-old.

Britney was reportedly “doing well” while an investigation into Britney’s treatment continued.

Kerry Campbell, from San Francisco, California, appeared with her daughter last week on ABC’s show Good Morning America.

She said she enrolled Britney in beauty pageants and got the idea to give her Botox from other pageant mothers.

“It’s a tough world in the pageant world, I’m telling you,” Mrs Campbell told the program. “The kids are harsh.”

Photographs supposedly taken during the Botox treatment, showed Kerry Campbell injecting Britney who had a bag of ice on her face and looked in apparent discomfort.

Britney said on the show that she experienced pain and sometimes cried a little, but was used to the injections and looked better after the treatment.

Asked why she got it, she first said she didn’t know. But after appearing to be prompted by her mother, she said she saw wrinkles and didn’t think they were nice.

Trent Rhorer, executive director of the San Francisco Human Services Agency, told KGO-TV that officials wanted to talk to Mrs Campbell and her daughter.

“It’s pretty unusual for a mum to be injecting an eight-year-old with Botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation,” Mr Rhorer said.

The San Francisco Human Services Agency, which investigates reports of child abuse, received numerous calls from people concerned about Britney’s well-being after the television appearance, Mr Rhorer said.

Dr Isaac Neuhaus, a professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, said that administering Botox to a child could paralyse developing muscles.

He said injecting the drug in the wrong spot or in the wrong amount could cause breathing problems or affect the child’s ability to swallow.

“There (are) a lot of concerns you’d have for an eight-year-old who’s being put through Botox treatment for wrinkles she doesn’t have,” Dr Neuhaus said.

“It’s going to certainly have a significant impact on her body image.”

Injections can be painful and are not recommended for anyone under the age of 18, the US Food and Drug Administration says.

California regulations only allow the drug to be administered by a doctor or a nurse acting under the supervision of a doctor, said Kim Brown, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Consumer Affairs. Additionally, Brown said the drug requires a doctor’s prescription.

Campbell declined to tell Good Morning America where she got the drug, but said it was a trusted source.

Newswarped is wondering if there is some kind of psychotic condition that attracts its sufferers to child beauty pageants. Let kids be kids please.