Mom Sparks Online Debate for Waxing Her 3-Year-Old Daughter’s Unibrow for Almost a Year Now
A video of a mom waxing her 3-year-old’s unibrow so that she doesn’t get teased by her peers went viral online. While a big number of people supported her, many others have criticized the mom, saying that she was contributing to making her daughter insecure as she grows older. The 31-year-old filmed a response video explaining herself, and we’re curious to see if you agree with her.
The video went viral.
Leah Garcia, 31, posted a TikTok video showing her applying a mini wax strip to her daughter’s forehead and then ripping it off. In response her 3-year-old frowned and said, ’’Ow, mom.’’
Garcia added captions on the video, which read, ’’I’d rather y’all call me a bad mom before I let my 3-year-old walk around with a unibrow like my parents did.’’ To date, the clip has gathered almost 5 million reactions and over 45,000 comments.
Many people have applauded Leah for her act, saying that she is saving her daughter from getting teased and that the child will thank her when she grows older.
One TikTok user wrote, “My mom did this and my hair never grew back where she waxed. Best thing ever.” And another added, “You’re not a bad mom at all!! I did this to my kids for the exact same reason!!”
The mom received some strong backlash.
On the other hand, thousands of people have criticized this mom’s decision. One of the commentators noted, ’’This kid is too young to have to worry about all of this beauty-standard nonsense.’’
One TikTok user even made a video where she wrote, ’’I hope when she’s older, she realizes her insecurities were imposed on her by the person who was supposed to make her feel the most beautiful in this world.’’
She insists it’s the right thing to do.
A few days later, Garcia uploaded a new video statement in response to all the backlash she received. In it, she declared that she still stands by her decision to wax her 3-year-old’s unibrow.
The 31-year-old noted, “I would take the ridicule from millions of people, like I am now.” She then added, “I would take that right on the chin before I ever allowed my children to be hurt by somebody else’s words for something that I could fix so easily.” In another post, the mom declared, ’’We teach her self-love, but we also teach her basic grooming.’’
She knows other moms can relate to her.
In an interview later on, Garcia shared that she’s been waxing her 3-year-old’s brows for almost a year now. She explained that her daughter was the one who repeatedly asked for that after seeing her older sister’s and cousins’ brows getting waxed at home.
Leah went on noting, “I really had good intentions when posting it. I had no idea it was going to cause the uproar that it did.” She added, ’’I was posting it to relate to moms who do that because I knew that I wasn’t alone.’’
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