NJ tanning mom declares, ‘That’s not normal’

This New Jersey mom, accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, defends herself by saying, “That’s not normal.” No ma’am, it certainly isn’t. And you aren’t, either. Look in the mirror, lady!

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  1. I saw the same thing on a different news program. Maybe she did, and maybe she didn’t. But the real question is: How did she get a tan like that and live to tell about it?!?!? 😯

    And here’s another question: Do you think George Hamilton is jealous? 😉

    • I’m guessing George isn’t jealous. He’s a lot older and his looks like a bottle tan (orangey, like John Boehner’s). This woman is a nut case to be doing this. I can’t say for sure that she’ll die of melanoma, though. One of my parents’ friends looked like this from lying around her pool all day. She lived well into her 70s or beyond, but her face would have made a Shar-Pei jealous.

      • As one of the palest looking black people you’ll ever see, I really used to envy those with nice tans. But I discovered early on that I’m also one of the easiest to sunburn black men too, so they can take their sunshine (real or fake) and shove it. I actually tried that QT stuffy as a teenager and ended up a horrible bright orange color for an embarrassingly long time! 😯

        I hope you checked out the link I attached to George’s name. I thought the “color scale” thing was cute. Of course I had to check to make sure the old guy was still kicking first, so it wouldn’t be in bad taste. Hopefully, I earned a “well done” instead. And speaking of people broiling themselves for decades and living to tell about it… 😳

        BTW, I took a moment for me to your joke because I’d never actually seen “Shar-Pei” written out before! 🙄

        • I confess I just glanced at George’s picture to assess the current color and didn’t look at the article. Glad you mentioned the scale so I could go back and enjoy the whole thing. Seems his tanning did cost him; I just hadn’t heard about it.

        • My favorites were “Hillbilly teeth” and “Chaw spit.” I had to look that last one up and I really regret it now! 😯

        • BTW, QT pre-dates you and goes clear back to my teen years. Orange and streaky. Ugh. These days some of the products out there seem a little better if you take great care to apply lightly and evenly. I like to touch up my legs a bit in the summer to avoid the Moby Dick look, but I’m still afraid to try it on my face. Those early QT experiences made a lasting impression.

        • Yeah, I’m guessing it was about 1971 when I tried it, after having seen those commercials for many years and waiting until I was old enough not to get my hide “tanned” the old-fashioned way! 🙄

    • I’ll disagree with PT…. I think George is jealous. Holy cow!!! When she dies, she needs to donate her skin to a football factory.

  2. This is obviously bizarre, obsessive behavior, similar to smokers reasoning that just because they heard of some old smoker living to a ripe old age, that smoking is okay. Thank goodness for government and laws to protect children, even from nutcase parents!

  3. Good gracious! The lengths to which people will go! Poor child….glad someone picked her up on this horrendous behaviour!

  4. I just saw CNN’s coverage of this story, and the woman looks even darker on CNN than above. I also noticed for the first time that the little girl is a redhead, which means very fair skin than burns very easily.


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