A California mother, Kerry Campbell, has lost custody of her 8-year-old daughter after she injecting Britany with botox to improve her appearance in a beauty pageant. Notably, Campbell triggered the investigation by admitting on ABC “Good Morning America” that she used the botox. The San Francisco Human Services Agency saw the show and launched an investigation.
Britney is shown on the program saying “I just, like, don’t, like, think wrinkles are nice on little girls.” While saying it hurt, she said that it was something that she had gotten used to as the price for beauty.
Campbell is a part-time aesthetician and uses botox herself.
Many of us remember our unease with the pictures of JonBenét Ramsey as a child beauty queen. The whole beauty contest culture for children is a bit repellent for some of us and seems to lend itself to this type of excessiveness.
However, I would be interested in the views of our readers on whether the loss of custody is an appropriate penalty. I totally agree with the need to remove the child from the home, but should the loss of custody be permanent?