I’m probably going to be a horrible parent. I don’t have the patience to deal with crying and temper tantrums, and my only piece of advice for my unborn children is going to be “suck it up.” But I’m still going to look like Ward Cleaver compared to the hatchet job of parenting in the clip from “Good Morning America” embedded below. In the video, you’ll see a woman give her eight-year-old daughter botox injections in her face. The little girl says it hurts, but mommy thinks it’s necessary for her daughter’s beauty pageants; she’s completely unapologetic and feels she’s doing the right thing.
I used to think the worst thing about child beauty pageants was sexualizing young girls, but now we’ve reached a stage beyond prioritizing beauty in children: making them feel they’re too old. Awesome. Who wants to join me in this “U-S-A” chant?
(So whaddaya think… Florida or Ohio? Wrong: CALIFORNIA.)