5 thoughts on “California Girl Injected With Botox Removed From Mom’s Custody

  1. I think that no matter if you are pro or against plastic surgery, I would hope you are not okay with a child being injected with Botox. Even if the child “say’s” that she wants it and demands for you to give it to her, the parent should automatically say NO. The child has no idea how much her body and face will change as she gets older and the mother should have been actively talking to her about body positivity. Having high self-esteem is hard for most, but it can be and needs to be talked about at an early age. I understand that the pageant world is hard. But if you or your daughter is so invested that you want to throw caution to the wind and say “let’s go get you Botox,” you have lost your mind and it is time to reevaluate your priorities for yourself and your daughter.

  2. This story is disturbing and disgusting. I don’t get why a mother would give her daughter Botox. I would think a mother would encourage their daughter about their body not discourage. This little girl does not have wrinkles, especially have Botox, but even before the Botox, she didn’t have wrinkles. I do agree with the mother in the video about the whole pageant world, about it being a “harsh world”. That’s why a lot of people disagree when it comes to putting younger girls in pageants. To answer the mother in this situation about the pageant world being harsh, then if its so harsh then why are you putting your daughter through. I think in the future Britney is going to have a low self-esteem, when looking back on this situation.

  3. I personally do not mind minor plastic surgery when it helps boost someone’s self-esteem. However, Botox as a young girl is ridiculous! I am glad this mom got custody taken away because she does not need to instill superficial beliefs into her 8 year old daughter.

    Self-esteem issues are so common in young girls and really affect the youth in our country. I think it is very irresponsible of that mother to turn her daughter to Botox. I really do not appreciate this mothers carelessness for her daughter’s emotions. The gendered stereotypes are so apparent in our society, why feed it to your daughter who could potentially change that?

  4. Oh my gosh. I had not heard of this event before the lecture, and I’m wondering how I could have missed this. What an outrage.
    In chapter 6, Julia T. Wood states that “when women are encouraged to focus so intensely on their bodies, they may give less attention to more important aspects of identity.” In the context of this quote Wood is discussing eating disorders, but I think it can be applicable to the psychological damage that Britney might experience down the road. Later in life, what if she pays so much attention to how she looks that she doesn’t keep up with her funds and goes bankrupt? What if Britney’s own daughters decide to go into pageantry, will Britney inject her daughters with botox? I don’t think the classic parenting line “My mom did it to me, and I turned out fine” would be applicable in this situation.

  5. How much is too much? How far will one go to to meet social constructions of beauty? Well I say injecting your eight year old daughter with Botox constitutes as “too much”. This reminds me of pathologizing the body which was talked about in the chapter 11 lecture.

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