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Botox For 8-Year-Olds? WTF?

My blood is boiling because I just heard that 8-year-old beauty queen Britney Campbell got Botox. She didnít just get Botox. Her mother gave it to her. Why? Because Britney complained that she had wrinkles, and now, post-Botox, she feels like she “looks way better, like, beautiful, pretty, like, all those kinds of nice words.”


Britney and her mother Kerry were on Good Morning America, talking about her extreme beauty regimen, which includes waxing and Botox. And according to, they showed ďa slew of photos depicting Britney with bruises, puffy cheeks and ice packs.Ē

What is happening to us? How can this be true?

According to the Huffington Post, Britneyís mom is unapologetic about her decision to give her daughter Botox. Iím all about being unapologetically YOU, but seriously — this crosses my line. Shame on you, Mama. This is just not cool. As far as Iím concerned, this is child abuse and should be illegal. Someone should call Child Protective Services.

No wonder our daughters grow up and have eating disorders, get 20 plastic surgeries on extreme makeover reality TV shows, and wind up suicidal when they lose their looks. Poor Britney. I wish I could get my hands on that girl and teach her what I teach my gorgeous 5-year-old daughter — that true beauty lies within, and the sooner you learn to accept that a rich, fulfilling life is filled with pimples, bad hair days, wrinkles, sagging breasts, muffin tops, varicose veins, blotchy patches, and turkey necks, the sooner youíll find inner peace with the body youíre blessed to live in.

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the†Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of†Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.† She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.† Lissa blogs at† and also created two online communities -† and† She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.


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7:37AM PDT on Aug 21, 2011


1:42AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Child abuse! I wonder if that girl ever play outside in the mud? Would it ruine (sp?) her manicure?

3:07PM PDT on Jul 5, 2011

yes, very absurd

5:34PM PDT on Jun 19, 2011


1:54AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

I live in Europe, and I have NEVER heard of beauty contests for little girls.

this is another completely ABSURD practice in the US,

1:51AM PDT on Jun 3, 2011

. As far as I’m concerned, this is child abuse and should be illegal. Someone should call Child Protective Services.

4:14PM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

thank you.

4:28PM PDT on May 31, 2011

Pagents themselves are disurbing...

4:37PM PDT on May 27, 2011

I heard the mother didn't actually do it but she said she did it because someone paid her $200.

5:50PM PDT on May 26, 2011

Pagents are an accepted form of child abuse. Shame on Mom.l

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