It seems like a week doesn't go by without Farrah Abraham being criticized over her life and parenting choices. Most recently, she was dragged by followers for letting her nine-year-old daughter, Sophia, film her butt injections procedure and watch her designer vagina surgery on Instagram Live. Now Farrah's mother, Debra Danielsen, is telling In Touch exclusively what she thinks of the Teen Mom OG alum's decision to broadcast these experiences online.
"This whole thing about having surgery on your labia — do you know what that does to me? I've taken a lot of women's study programs and it puts in my mind genital mutilation," she says. "All these women have been mutilated vaginally or having things done inappropriately to their genitalia. I can't condone any of that. I understand having some vaginal rejuvenation, because there are some medical reasons for that, which run in my family."
Deb adds, "You can have prolapse issues and then you end up needing [other procedures]. I get that, and there's nothing wrong with having some procedures that will help strengthen the vaginal floor and all of that, and I'm very much for that for medical reasons. To just go and flaunt surgeries, or I guess a fashion show for the vagina, is really not appropriate."
However, despite Farrah's latest parenting moves — plus Deb's estrangement from her daughter and granddaughter — she thinks Farrah is a wonderful mother. "Farrah's a very positive role model for Sophia because she's hard-working. She puts a very cool spin on what it is to be in pop culture and she's very good at getting the word out, having charisma, and expressing her emotions," Deb shares.
"She doesn't stop — if someone doesn't think she can do something, she goes and does that. She's published a book, she's a New York Times bestseller. She's been a reality star for 10 years. Not a lot of people can make it on reality TV for 10 years and still be popular."
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