7-Year Old Undergoes Plastic Surgery To Avoid Being BulliedMon, 18 Apr 2011
PLASTIC SURGERY | KID’S CORNER
By Huda Heidi Kattan
Ok, this story is really one of those not-so-fun stories where mothers intervene on children’s lives in a bad way! Seven year-old Samantha Shaw, underwent plastic surgery to have her ears pinned back. Although she has not been bullied before, her mother claims the procedure was preventative so that she would not have to go through any bullying in the future. Samantha, who got the procedure done for free courtesy of Little Baby Face Foundation, which has helped children who have serious abnormalities including, cleft lips, being born without an ear, and some very serious issues. I personally don’t see clipping ears back as a serious issue, but then again, I don’t have a child. To me this sounds like she’s telling her child that she is not good enough, and at only 7 years old! Maybe I’m not being empathetic, but I still feel she’s way too young to go through something like this, but I want to know what you guys think?