First, I have to say. Thank you all for the well wishes and compliments last week for me. I had come down with some sort of cold, pretending to be the flu. It was not fun! I stayed home from work and just laid around ALL DAY. My dog wasn’t getting it and thought that we should be out playing and going for walks and such. I promise, she only understands English when it involves the word “treat”.
As I was laid up last week, I did catch a little TV. I watch so little TV, I didn’t know what to do. I channel flipped like a crazy woman! I landed on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show. The topic struck me and immediately I thought “this will be a blog post!!!”
The show featured a plastic surgeon who had performed surgery on his daughter. His other daughter disagreed with their father’s decision. She thought he should have told his daughter she was beautiful as she was. The mother saw nothing wrong with the decision either. The daughter that had the surgery had her nose done and her boobs. Side note: I don’t want my daddy seeing my boobs. I don’t care if he is a plastic surgeon.
Back to the story. The girl still wanted to go back under the knife. She said she wanted bigger boobs now and that maybe she wanted a little more work done on her nose and wanted her dad to put her under again. This time, he refused and said that she was beautiful as she was. I’m guessing if she bugs him enough he’ll do it. He stated earlier in the show the reason he did her surgery the first time was because she kept harassing him about it and he was afraid she’d get someone else to do it whose work he didn’t know.
The audience was pretty much against the idea of the dad performing surgery on his daughter and agreed with his other daughter. They thought that he should be encouraging her more in terms of telling her that she’s beautiful as she is and doesn’t need surgery. I agree. I just think it would be hard for him to make that argument with her when he does the same thing for others everyday.
What say you? What do you think his response should have been to her request for surgery? If you were in his shoes what would you have done?