After San Francisco stage mom Kerry Campbell appeared on Good Morning America and Inside Edition Thursday to defen her 8-year-old daughter's Botox injections and bikini waxes, Child Protective Services and SFPD plan on an investigation. Viewers who watched the interviews apparently "flooded" CPS with calls. "We need to sit down and talk with the mom, talk with the child, and see what's going on," Trent Rhorer, head of San Francisco's Child Protective Services, explained to ABC 7. "It's pretty unusual for a mom to be injecting an 8-year-old with Botox and certainly is grounds for an investigation."
Campbell insists that the injections are safe, even though she administers the botulism treatments herself, which she buys online form a "trusted source." She also claims that other parents on the pageant circuit do the exact same thing.
"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.
SFist readers responded with outrage after hearing about the her daughter's plight. Commenter phlavor had this to say: "I'm shaking right now from both rage and needle phobia. I've wrestled for years over whether people should get a license to have kids. This woman makes an excellent argument for it."
ABC 7 report below.