If we ignore the 'vampire facials' mentioned in the article (where people pay to be stabbed in the face 300 times with a five-inch-long needle *ouch ouch ouch*), Dennis Avner AKA Cat Man, and Valeria Lukyanova (the 'living Barbie doll', post coming soon), two features really stuck out for me.
When I first came across this feature I just sort of skipped it, but then did a double take. She is literally having surgery to make herself stupid. Just... what? I seriously cannot comprehend, why would anyone want that?
I was also super agitated by this too, because, well, you just don't DO that. Sarah, the mother, introduced Poppy to the world of cosmetic surgey at an extremely young age, so young in fact that Poppy was still waiting for her front teeth to arrive. Botox, facelifts, nose-jobs, boob jobs, all openly discussed - Sarah insisted the best gift she could give her daughter is the chance to be just like her.
Why does this irritate me so much?
Even for developing countries with exteme parent-dictator families, I always believe that when they affect their children's lives this drastically in such a negative manner, it's inevitably going to end with sad results for the kids. Like with this case, for example, Poppy will grow up thinking that she won't be pretty without cosmetic surgery and truck-loads of make up. In her eyes she'll always be too this, too that, and it just... ugh. Annoyance is peaking.
Anyway, rant cut short before I blow a fuse, what are your opinions on this? Does this annoy anyone else as much as this annoys me?