Updated: The mother who gives her 8 year old daughter Botox.

Updated: Kerry, the Californian mum who injected her daughter Britney with Botox is being investigated by the San Francisco Human Services Agency.

Next time someone argues with me that gay people or single people shouldn’t have children and that the best parents are heterosexual and married? I’m going to refer them right here to this story.

If you thought eyebrow waxing little girls so they could be pageant princesses was unspeakable, you may have to invent your own words to describe the disturbing nature of the woman who is  but injecting her 8 year old child with botox so that she can become a “superstar”? And making her have regular full body waxes – including her genitals. For the same reason.

Kerry Campbell is a 34 year old beautician from Birmingham and she wants her daughter Britney to be a star.  So how does she do this? Send her to ballet classes?  What about singing lessons? Not enough. Kerry buys botox and fillers online and injects it into her daughters forehead, lips and around her eyes.  She also takes her routinely to get her body waxed. Her daughter has not yet hit puberty.  She is 8.

“What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star. I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer” says proud mum.

“I’m sure people reading this will think I am being irresponsible, but I ensure that I test the Botox and fillers I buy online on myself first.” Oh well that’s good.  Very important that you try them on yourself before injecting them into your 8 year old daughter.

Irresponsible? How about criminal? This is child abuse plain and simple.

The Sun reports

Brtitney recovers with an ice pack

Despite doctors and plastic surgeons recommending Botox only be used by adults, Kerry claims Britney is in no danger.

Kerry, who also regularly administers Botox and fillers on herself, says: “I’m proud Britney is getting to have these beauty treatments at such a young age.

“I wish that I’d had the same advantages when I was younger.

Worryingly, Britney – whose research scientist dad died four years ago aged 83 – regards the injections and waxing as part of normal life.

She demands the top-ups of Botox, complaining she can see wrinkles.

Britney says: “My friends think it’s cool I have all the treatments and they want to be like me. I check every night for wrinkles, when I see some I want more injections.

“They used to hurt, but now I don’t cry that much.

“I also want a boob and nose job soon, so that I can be a star.”.”

Kerry first injected Britney with Botox in May last year, as a present to celebrate her eighth birthday.

It’s really really difficult to find the right words here. You might be more successful than me. But what troubles me most (on a long list of deeply troubling things about this story) is that this societal obsession we have with youth and perfection and erasing wrinkles and hair and all signs that we’re not human Barbie dolls, is trickling down to kids and parents.

This case is extreme but is it symptomatic of a bigger problem?