Mom waxes her daughter's eyebrows to stop her being bullied: 'Kids can be cruel'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Talk about wax on, wax off! A mom on TikTok has divided opinions online after waxing her three-year-old daughter's eyebrows and posting the footage.

Leah Garcia - who is known by the handle @leah_txrealtor on the video-sharing platform - uploaded a short clip of her waxing the hairs in between her daughter's eyebrows. In the video, her daughter is heard saying: "Ow, mom, that hurt me," after Garcia rips a wax strip from between her daughter's brows.

The 31-year-old is then heard saying: "All right, girl, now you got two eyebrows! No more Flores brow."

The text overlay on the video read: "IDC [I don't care]! IDC! 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!"

So far, the TikTok has received 22 million views and 3 million likes, with the caption stating: "My fellow Mexicans, y'all understand!"

Check out the clip below:

Many users have supported Garcia, with many people commenting that they wished their own moms had done this for them.

One person wrote: "She will thank you someday."

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TikTok influencer and wife of Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Brittany Furlan, commented: "I WISH my mom did this for me."

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"Ugh I wish my mom did this for me. Got bullied so hard for my eyebrows and my arms," someone else added.

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Another user mentioned that they'd been bullied for their hairy brows, stating: "I was made fun of in elementary school for having a [unibrow]."

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"I'm an indigenous person who inherited my mom's German hair genes [...] Kids called me a gorilla. The trauma of not being able to shave until 16 [though]," a further user chimed in.

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Though, unsurprisingly, many TikTok users were against the idea of waxing a child's eyebrows.

"Once my kids ask I will 100% let them but before then I don't want to make them insecure on something they haven't noticed," one parent noted.

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"As soon as a parent points out a flaw it will stick with them forever. Even if they are thankful, they'll remember not being perfect for mom," another added.

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Given the polarized opinions on her TikTok, Garcia spoke to Today about the video, stating: "As a child, I had very thick and dark eyebrows and I'd shave behind my parents' back because my father didn't believe children should worry about things like that. I remember a boy saying to me in kindergarten, 'Why are your eyebrows so big?'"

The mom-of-two then added: "I understand where [critics] are coming from but kids can be cruel. Waxing her unibrow isn't giving in to bullies; it's preventing them from targeting my daughter."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Евгений Вершинин / Alamy

Mom waxes her daughter's eyebrows to stop her being bullied: 'Kids can be cruel'

vt-author-image

By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Talk about wax on, wax off! A mom on TikTok has divided opinions online after waxing her three-year-old daughter's eyebrows and posting the footage.

Leah Garcia - who is known by the handle @leah_txrealtor on the video-sharing platform - uploaded a short clip of her waxing the hairs in between her daughter's eyebrows. In the video, her daughter is heard saying: "Ow, mom, that hurt me," after Garcia rips a wax strip from between her daughter's brows.

The 31-year-old is then heard saying: "All right, girl, now you got two eyebrows! No more Flores brow."

The text overlay on the video read: "IDC [I don't care]! IDC! 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!"

So far, the TikTok has received 22 million views and 3 million likes, with the caption stating: "My fellow Mexicans, y'all understand!"

Check out the clip below:

Many users have supported Garcia, with many people commenting that they wished their own moms had done this for them.

One person wrote: "She will thank you someday."

wp-image-1263172469 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

TikTok influencer and wife of Motley Crue's Tommy Lee, Brittany Furlan, commented: "I WISH my mom did this for me."

wp-image-1263172470 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"Ugh I wish my mom did this for me. Got bullied so hard for my eyebrows and my arms," someone else added.

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Credit: TikTok.com

Another user mentioned that they'd been bullied for their hairy brows, stating: "I was made fun of in elementary school for having a [unibrow]."

wp-image-1263172472 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"I'm an indigenous person who inherited my mom's German hair genes [...] Kids called me a gorilla. The trauma of not being able to shave until 16 [though]," a further user chimed in.

wp-image-1263172475 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Though, unsurprisingly, many TikTok users were against the idea of waxing a child's eyebrows.

"Once my kids ask I will 100% let them but before then I don't want to make them insecure on something they haven't noticed," one parent noted.

wp-image-1263172473 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

"As soon as a parent points out a flaw it will stick with them forever. Even if they are thankful, they'll remember not being perfect for mom," another added.

wp-image-1263172474 size-full
Credit: TikTok.com

Given the polarized opinions on her TikTok, Garcia spoke to Today about the video, stating: "As a child, I had very thick and dark eyebrows and I'd shave behind my parents' back because my father didn't believe children should worry about things like that. I remember a boy saying to me in kindergarten, 'Why are your eyebrows so big?'"

The mom-of-two then added: "I understand where [critics] are coming from but kids can be cruel. Waxing her unibrow isn't giving in to bullies; it's preventing them from targeting my daughter."

What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Featured image credit: Евгений Вершинин / Alamy