A mother has caused a stir online after posting photos of her baby daughter wearing mascara in a bid to promote the product to her Facebook friends.
The images were shared on Reddit by another concerned woman and have since been slammed as “so wrong” by people online, who criticised the mum for not only putting the product on her daughter's eyes but for apparently doing it in the hope of making money.
The original images were posted on a Facebook group and captioned “When your baby girl has amazingly long lashes you make them even longer with your younique 3D fiberlash mascara. Bamm! Supa long lashes.”
“I’m so angry and crying. Why would you do this,” Reddit user Nalyak13 wrote alongside the images, which show a close up of a young girl’s eyes with eyelashes coated in mascara.
“The baby’s eyes are so red.”
And she was not alone in her concern, with others quickly slamming the mother for putting beauty product on her daughter so young.
Many pointed out that they were tired of seeing things like make-up, nail polish and heels on very young children.
“Please tell me someone called her out. This is so wrong,” one person commented.
“I'm pretty sure I'm about to cry right now because I feel so bad for this poor baby,” another added.
“It kills me to see make-up, nail polish, or heels on kids. Yeah, sure, they want to play dress up fine, do it at home and take it off before bed. Don't send them out in public looking like they're going on a date,” was another response.
The person who posted the photos is said to have since made contact with the mother who shared the images to a Facebook group online.
Given how much pressure is often put on young girls in terms of looks, many said it was upsetting that a baby this little was already being subjected to beauty products.
“That's so horrible! That poor little girl. I had my eyebrows first waxed in high school and still I remember how awful that pain was,” another shared. “I can't believe parents would do something like that to a little girl.”
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