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'Tanning Mom' Says She's Innocent and Critics Are 'Jealous': Believe Her?

Living 2012/05/04 18:00:00
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Have you heard about the "tanning mom" yet? Patricia Krentcil of New Jersey has been accused of taking her 6-year-old daughter into a tanning booth, causing skin burns ... but she says she's innocent and her critics are "jealous."



"I'm innocent and it's proven... I would never -- never -- put my daughter in a tanning booth. We go out shopping. That's what we do," Krentcil told TMZ on Thursday. "Any mother that makes an accusation about me is not a mother, because I'm a great mother and I would never do that to my child." When asked by TMZ if she's the target of a witch hunt, Krentcil replied: "Yes. Yes. There's somebody out there on my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly."

Krentcil does have some people on her side, though. The owner of City Tropics Salon in Nutley said employees who were there that day told him the girl remained outside with her father and brother and didn't go into the tanning booth while Krentcil was inside, CBS and The Associated Press report. New Jersey state law prohibits anyone under 14 from using a tanning salon.

Krentcil, who faces a second-degree child endangerment charge, pleaded not guilty in Newark Municipal Court on Wednesday morning; she's now free on a $2,500 cash bond. Police told The Nutley Sun newspaper they were called to the child's school April 24 because the kindergartner was in pain from a "pretty severe sunburn," and that she was complaining of itching, saying she had been to a tanning salon with her mom. Krentcil says her little girl got a sunburn from being outside on a warm day.
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  • Melizmatic 2012/05/04 18:15:10
    No
    Melizmatic
    +39
    Oh yeah, I'm totally jelly of anyone who looks like a living, breathing Naugahyde ottoman.

    Who wouldn't be?

     Naugahyde ottoman

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  • S.M. 2012/05/05 15:18:31
    Yes
    S.M.
    +4
    I admit, she is ugly and that her tan is awful. But that doesn't mean she put her kid in a tanning bed. Even IF, and I mean IF, she did, what right do so many others have to complain about child endangerment? Ever see all the cars with children in them and their parents are going over the speed limit? How about parents allowing ANY child of ANY age to sit in the front seat of a car (The death seat)? If you are a parent and do NOT obey all traffic safety rules, you endanger your children...not to mention the children of others. So some people need to back off others until they get right themselves. Most people think that if they do the same as many, it is OK and less dangerous. WRONG!
  • mike j S.M. 2012/05/05 15:30:47
    mike j
    +1
    can someone let the woman know the choclate icing goes on the girls birthday cake , not on her moms face . although maybe that is their traditions . oh boy
  • Muriel 2012/05/05 15:18:24 (edited)
    No
    Muriel
    This one sick woman. Why else would you want to look like dried leather. There is some obsessive compulsive behavior here. She needs help.
  • JessyBear 2012/05/05 15:18:09
    No
    JessyBear
    Whatever the case - this women needs help.
  • ViRGiNiA_97 2012/05/05 15:11:11
    No
    ViRGiNiA_97
    She shouldn't be saying that people are jealous because they are "fat and ugly". She seems pretty psychotic to me..
  • Kezzi Rose Lavigne Biersack 2012/05/05 15:10:03
    No
    Kezzi Rose Lavigne Biersack
  • Bruce 2012/05/05 14:56:41
  • Onew Sangtae 2012/05/05 14:29:17
    No
    Onew Sangtae
    Holy moly get that thing away from me. Shunnnn.
  • L K 2012/05/05 14:28:27 (edited)
    No
    L K
    +1
    There is something seriously wrong with this woman. First of all, look at her. Her skin is aged beyond belief. I am twenty years older than she is ( if she isn't lying about her age.) and her skin is ruined. But, if she is so concerned about her looks then why does n't she wash her hair??? She looks 70 years old, horrible, freakish. Anyone who would distort their own looks that much can't possibly have good judgement about raising a child. She is nuts. And her kid is a red head....so she is sensitive to sun anyway. If she wants an unnatural tan, then why doesn't she just get a bronzer make-up? Her skin is going to have cancer cells like crazy along with premature aging. I bet she is the child's grandmother, not mother.....there is a screw loose....
  • DavidSullivan 2012/05/05 14:27:01
    No
    DavidSullivan
    +2
    She would gag a maggot off the Gut wagon...
  • bluelady 2012/05/05 14:20:41
    No
    bluelady
    +1
    I like a LIGHT tan....and I adore a tanning booth...warm (only time my toes are actually warm), safe, no phones , no one knows exactly where I am...10 to 20 minutes of bliss...
    But that baby shouldnt go NEAR sun or artificial light without SPF5000.. hubby was a redhead and he still burns badly
  • ungie29 2012/05/05 14:14:55
    No
    ungie29
    can't blame her for wanting to be brown, but god made ya that way lady so deal with it=)
  • LisaSmith 2012/05/05 14:12:21 (edited)
    No
    LisaSmith
    +3
    I wonder if that woman has even a tiny clue that she looks absolutely ridiculous? I wonder if she has ever heard of skin cancer. Somebody needs to do an intervention.
  • JJ Rage 2012/05/05 13:29:03
    No
    JJ Rage
    I wonder if she's got a before and after picture.
  • Kathrin 2012/05/05 13:27:01
    No
    Kathrin
    +2
    She is so disgusting! Why is it that nobody gave her a mirror? What has she done to her skin? Yak! So she IS definitely a sick person... so NO I don't believe her! disgusting mirror skin yak sick person
  • betz 2012/05/05 13:23:04
    No
    betz
    +4
    "Yes. Yes. There's somebody out there on my whole life that doesn't like me because they're jealous, they're fat and they're ugly." Oh and did I forget...."I'm CRAZY!"
  • Bowman 2012/05/05 13:17:50
    No
    Bowman
    +3
    Burnt, no lips AND and underbite? Sexxxy
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/05 13:11:07
    No
    HarleyCharley
    +5
    She is a sick woman, she looks like a mummy not a mommy...
  • betz HarleyC... 2012/05/05 13:23:44
  • Mark In Irvine 2012/05/05 13:10:42
    Yes
    Mark In Irvine
    +5
    i'll give her the benefit of the doubt. The kid below doesn't look as though she's been in the microwave. The mom, OTOH, looks like a toasted marshmallow.
  • Griegg 2012/05/05 12:31:11
    Yes
    Griegg
    +2
    Patricia's own face isn't evidence of having a tanning bed-burned baby. The sun will burn anyone overexposed to it, especially a fair skinned person.
  • JackoClubs 2012/05/05 12:19:49
    No
    JackoClubs
    +1
    Are you kidding me? She looks great! Bringin' blackface back!
    "Mammy...Mammy! I luvya, Mammy!"

    The kid's a ginger, like my son; put her in a tanning booth, and she'd burst into flames in about 3 seconds.
  • cate 2012/05/05 12:15:39
    No
    cate
    +2
    She needs an intervention.
  • Fenabarb 2012/05/05 12:00:04
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    +3
    if she did she hopfully has learned her lesson.
    Definitely has a problem
  • HappyBirthdaySong 2012/05/05 11:44:56
    No
    HappyBirthdaySong
    +1
    It's too weird to be true.
  • Howling Hank 2012/05/05 11:43:33
    Yes
    Howling Hank
    +3
    She's a freak, that looks like an old worn baseball glove, but I don't think she's that much of an idiot to endanger her child...then again she does look like a burnt idiot....
  • memebev1 2012/05/05 11:36:08
    No
    memebev1
    +2
    This lady has serious issues. Hopefully there is someone in the childs life to protect her from this pathetic woman.
  • twhiting9275 2012/05/05 11:02:53
    Yes
    twhiting9275
    +3
    In this country, a person is innocent UNTIL proven guilty.
    The court of 'public opinion' is not a valid court
    PROVE she took the kid in to tan with her. Go on, prove it.
  • betz twhitin... 2012/05/05 13:25:24
    betz
    +1
    I think most of us were focusing on the part of the question that asked if people were jealous.
  • ticlo7 2012/05/05 10:54:59
    Yes
    ticlo7
    +2
    I suppose there should be a 'maybe' option. She has got witnesses, but who knows. There are pictures of her as seen in the below comments that, when she was coming out of the courthouse, she's not nearly that tanned and even if she was, that's her personal choice. How does it say anything about her skills as a mother?
  • Rebecca 2012/05/05 10:44:58
    No
    Rebecca
    +1
    Unfortunately I don't, but I think judging by the little girl's skin she hasn't done it very often or just started putting her in a tanning booth. Either way, the mother needs to see a professional. Aren't there rules/laws against allowing minors under a certain age to use tanning beds? If not, there should be.
  • mothergoose706 2012/05/05 10:29:16
    Yes
    mothergoose706
    +1
    Not jealous but I do think this photo has been altered
  • betz motherg... 2012/05/05 13:25:55
    betz
    +1
    Didn't you see her on the news? I don't think the phot has been touched.
  • motherg... betz 2012/05/08 09:18:00 (edited)
    mothergoose706
    +1
    I dont dought that she is very tan but this photo looks like she smeared coco all over her face.......
  • betz motherg... 2012/05/08 09:20:45
    betz
    +1
    Heaven knows what one would look like after tanning for so long. Let's hope we continue to have the sense not to find out. LOL
  • motherg... betz 2012/05/08 09:30:34
    mothergoose706
    +1
    If this photo is not altered then all I can say is wow this woman has gone and lost her ever lovin mind to want to look like that......lol....But it looks like she is keeping all the coco plants in business
  • betz motherg... 2012/05/08 10:05:41
    betz
    +1
    LOL....and a fine example she is setting for that sweet innocent child.
  • motherg... betz 2012/05/09 09:17:01
    mothergoose706
    +1
    Lol......poor child ...
  • Bear 2012/05/05 09:46:42
    Yes
    Bear
    +3
    But still, has she never heard of skin cancer? Does she put on fake ears and dress up as a chocolate rabbit for Halloween?
  • David (oYo) 2012/05/05 09:43:05

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