Sarah Burge, a 50-year-old mother who is also a self-confessed plastic surgery addict known as The Human Barbie – has told newspapers that she gave a £6,000 breast enlargement voucher to her daughter for her seventh birthday.
Miss Burge, who has spent more than £500,000 on her own surgical enhancements and wants to make her daughter into a glamour model, said Poppy ‘squealed with delight’ when she was given the voucher.
Miss Burge enlightened readers by saying;
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 Miss Burge organised to mark her daughter’s birthday.
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 reveals a worryingly blasé attitude towards surgery…
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.
More like setting up a nightmare for the poor little girl. This child has been brainwashed into thinking that beauty has to come from surgery that gives you fake body parts. And it’s stemmed from the mother.
It seems to me like this whole mentality of looking good by getting plastic surgery comes from a deep, painful identity crisis, a lack of self worth or value, and a very diminished self esteem. It wouldn’t surprise me if Miss Burge had been bullied in the past, or some unfortunate event had taken place in her life which has made her feel inadequate in how she looks.
But the cycle has been made. Her children will all now face the same identity crisis, finding comfort in plastic surgery. God only knows what would happen to those individuals if it were taken away from them.
We need to be protecting our kids from feeling inadequate, ugly, or pressurised into feeling as though they need to get surgery, dress a certain way, or become a ‘WAG’ to be loved and valued. Stories like this should make our hearts break for little kids who have been severely misguided, and who have been talked into going through a life of operations in a desperate attempt to ‘be someone’. The reality will be that in quite a few cases, they will have forgotten that they are already someone without the need for plastic surgery, and then make themselves unrecognisable to the point where they spend the majority of their time in the operation theatre.
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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Good blog, Dean!
Its really interesting to see Sarah Burge’s name on this; the only other time I’d heard of her was on a documentary about prejudice against people with disfigurements – she had to spend some time with a lady who had a disfigurement following cancer. (Link below!)
Anyway, I (naively) assumed she’d have learnt something about strength of character vs outside appearances after an experience like that… but seeing her trying to make her daughter ‘better’ by offering her a boob job doesn’t exactly support my theory. Which is actually really sad.
Very interesting! I’ll have to have a gander.
Yes, it is sad isn’t it? Even more so now you’ve mentioned the fact that she followed the life of someone who has to put up with disfigurement with the rest of her life, yet battles on knowing that the outside appearance isn’t the beginning and end of valued identity.
Thanks for the encouragement and kind words: please continue to share and interact – it makes the blog far better and more exciting to be a part of!
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