Here is the article by Sadie Whitelocks & my comments following:
Mummy, just what I always wanted! Girl, 7, gets £7,000 liposuction voucher for Christmas from ‘Human Barbie’ mum
- 51-year-old mother claims surgery will ‘come in handy’
- Follows £6,000 boob job as birthday gift
Last updated at 2:16 PM on 4th January 2012
A seven-year-old who received a voucher for a boob job on her last birthday has received yet another inappropriate gift from her surgery-obsessed mother: A £7,000 voucher for liposuction.
Little Poppy Burge received the gift in her Christmas stocking after her mother, a 51-year-old plastic surgery addict known as The Human Barbie, decided it would ‘come in handy’.
‘I put the voucher in her stocking – there’s nothing wrong with that,’ she said.
‘She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy.
‘I see these vouchers as investing in her future – like saving money for her education.’
Miss Burge, who has spent more than £500,000 on her own surgical enhancements is determined to transform her daughter into a glamour model.
She first made headlines in 2010 when she confessed to teaching her then six-year-old daughter to pole dance. And she has since been in the spotlight numerous times – for all the wrong reasons.
Last year Miss Burge, who lives in a £500,000 four-bedroom home in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, boasted that she gave a £6,000 breast enlargement voucher to her daughter.
She said in an interview with Closer magazine at the time: ‘Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she’s 16, when it’s legal.
‘If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it.’
The voucher was part of a £12,000 ‘exotic pamper party’ that she organised to mark her daughter’s birthday.
Poppy and seven friends had manicures, pedicures and makeovers. They dressed up with fake tattoos, drank pretend champagne in the back of a pink pamper bus and ate a designer cake costing £250.
Poppy wore a £300 dress for the party, adding nail varnish, eyeshadow and hair extensions.
Miss Burge said: ‘Poppy isn’t interested in bouncy castles or pass the parcel, so I splashed out on something a little more grown-up.
‘The girls got lots of attention from our neighbours.
‘They love having all eyes on them and were posing and pouting for photos,’ she said.
As well as the breast enlargement voucher, Miss Burge bought her daughter thousands of pounds worth of gifts, including a £250 computer, a £450 pink Swarovski crystal ring and necklace set and the promise of a £4,000 spa break.
The main event though, was the breast enlargement voucher.
Poppy said: ‘I wanted a new computer, a holiday and a voucher for surgery. When I got it all, it was a dream come true. All my friends were jealous.
‘I can’t wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They’re pretty.’
Miss Burge is more than capable of paying for the lavish gifts thanks to the lucrative business she runs organising plastic surgery and swinging parties and writing erotic novels.
Admitting that her daughters Charlotte, 27, Hannah, 17 and step-daughter Jazzy have already had Botox and are planning further surgery of their own, Miss Burge reveals a worryingly blasé attitude towards surgery.
She celebrated her 51st birthday with £51,000 of surgery including a facelift, bottom implants and liposuction.
She said: ‘Some people think it’s controversial and I get angry when strangers say I’m a bad mother because I don’t think there’s any harm in giving her this gift.
‘Poppy is a normal kid who is good at sports and loves playing outside. Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more.
‘They want to be WAGs and famous like Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga. I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true.
‘Looks are a big part of how our futures pan out – there shouldn’t be a stigma around wanting to look good.’
Pretty head shaking article isn’t it?
What this mother is doing really poorly is summed up when she says, “I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true.” Sarah is supporting all the wrong dreams. What about being beautiful just as she is, without the help of a scalpel? If Poppy decides she wants plastic surgery one day when she’s older, then that’s different, but to basically set her going down that path at this young highly impressionable age is selfish and irresponsible.
The message mom is sending to her young daughter is that you are not good enough the way you are, or will naturally become. Plastic surgery is an adult decision, not one you push upon your young children.
Poppy is a product of her mother’s influence at this age but she may grow up to be a very different type of young woman who resents her mother for being so superficial and pushing those values upon her.
Sarah is feeding her own insecurities by pulling her children into her plastic surgery habits. When they go down the same path, she feels validated that she herself has done the right thing. It’s an extremely self-centered way to parent and not about her children at all, just about herself.
And as far as giving her daughter pole dancing lessons go … hmmmm … what about lap dancing? Does she have any line that she draws in what is and what isn’t appropriate? I doubt we’ve heard the last of them … more to come.
Lisa Bunnage, Parenting Coach // Email: Lisa@BratBusters.com