And now the mother is under investigation.
A San Francisco mom defends using Botox to remove the lines from the face of her 8-year-old daughter. The interview first aired on ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday morning and immediately touched off a controversy and now there is an investigation.
Child Protective Services is now getting involved. Many people say what the mom is doing is child abuse, but she insists she’s not the only mother giving Botox to her child.
Britney: It hurts and I get used to it…
Reporter: Do you cry?
Britney: A little.
Reporter: You do?
Britney: But now, I don’t.
Britney is only 8 years old, but she gets Botox injections regularly. Her mother, Kerry Campbell, told ABC’s Good Morning America she administers the shots. Campbell has been entering her daughter in beauty pageants and says she got the idea from other moms.
“And they were just telling me about the lines on her face and how, you know a lot of the moms there, they’re giving their kids Botox. And it’s pretty much like the thing. I’m not the only one that does it,” said Campbell.
Viewers who watched the story Thursday morning were outraged. In fact, San Francisco’s Child Protective Services was flooded with calls from people concerned about Britney’s well-being.
“We need to sit down and talk with the mom, talk with the child, and see what’s going on,” said Trent Rohrer.
Rohrer is in charge of San Francisco’s Child Protective Services. He says his staff has launched an investigation. They’re working with the police department.
“It’s pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an 8-year-old with Botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation,” said Rohrer.
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