'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
    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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  • AskZilla 2012/05/07 00:36:51 (edited)
    Cindy Crawford is older than this woman, has pale skin, and looks far younger than this woman. Cindy looks like she's in her late 30's. This tanned lizard of a woman, looks like she's 62 and she's only 42 years old.

    I believe she believes others are jealous, but I also believe she is freakin nuts! Who would be jealous of looking like bad leather tanning

    (The woman pictured below is just for editorial laughs. It is not the woman referred to in the article or my comments)

    leather tan  tanning  bad tan  skin cancer
  • sugee AskZilla 2012/05/07 01:57:30
    Wow, that's awful. Is that grandma?
  • AskZilla sugee 2012/05/08 16:54:51
    No, it's just some pic I grabbed from the internet.
  • 3052457 AskZilla 2012/05/07 05:47:51
  • aneed2know 3052457 2012/05/07 10:55:02
    oh so funny, i have never seen any black persons skin look like that. why is it that you took the time to poke fun at black people. you know damn well that is a tan.
  • 3052457 aneed2know 2012/05/07 21:00:31
  • aneed2know 3052457 2012/05/08 04:14:57
    Bull shiat, you have not seen any black with skin that look like baked leather, you are trying to make fun of black people in your little cowardly conservative way. Not one black person in my life that i have seen looks like they spent a decade in a leather tannery.
  • AskZilla 3052457 2012/05/08 07:36:18
    You need your eyes checked. Any sane person with eyes that work can tell that's a white person with a seriously bad tan, and seriously prematurely aged skin because of it.
  • AskZilla 3052457 2012/05/08 16:58:03
    Well since you had to go there... No the woman pictured above is not black or latin. She's "white". Black and Latin people have beautifully tanned skin naturally, so we don't have to do stupid things like whiteys do every summer in order to make ourselves look more attractive. We don't have the albino genes
  • Dustin Sullivan 2012/05/07 00:22:45
    Dustin Sullivan
    I don't think that little girl would have even been allowed to go into the tanning bed. I mean surely there were salon employees there... But the real issue is her appearance, she looks like she was baptized in Nutella
  • 3052457 Dustin ... 2012/05/07 05:49:05
  • essy.m.froste 2012/05/07 00:20:25
    She needs some help by stopping her tanning addiction! She is affecting herself and her daughter!
  • 3052457 essy.m.... 2012/05/07 05:49:25
  • essy.m.... 3052457 2012/05/07 19:39:06
    I am not sure :-/
  • davyd god loving patriot 2012/05/07 00:19:49
    davyd god loving patriot
    is nobama and the tanning mom related ? You know blame every one else......... lol
  • MollysMom 2012/05/06 23:58:47
    This woman looks so terrible, I can't even believe this is a real story.
  • aneed2know MollysMom 2012/05/07 10:55:35
    it is
  • AskZilla MollysMom 2012/06/04 06:02:28
    I was thinking the same thing, and this is the 4th time I've looked at this story. I can't believe the crazy stuff that goes on in this world.
  • Rob Marino 2012/05/06 23:53:39
    Rob Marino
    The woman is obviously addicted to tanning and needs help
  • Sofahead 2012/05/06 23:36:42
    She sounds delusional on multiple levels.
    Don't see why the Tanning Salon staff would lie though.
  • TasselLady 2012/05/06 23:31:36
    No, she's a nutcase. And eventually she's going to die from skin cancer.
    skin cancer
  • owen TasselLady 2012/05/07 01:32:59
    No doubt she already is damaged
  • TasselLady owen 2012/05/07 20:05:11
    I guess these people just don't get it. I'm very fair skinned, so I burn, not tan. I do my best to stay out of the sun too long. I don't want to end up with that skin cancer. It has killed alot of people.
  • AskZilla TasselLady 2012/05/08 07:39:12
    I'm black and I think it looks so fake when white people purposely tan. Gee, BECAUSE IT IS FAKE. A white person that eats well, exercises, etc. looks far better than someone who's just worried about getting a tan
  • TasselLady AskZilla 2012/05/08 20:13:04
    That's for sure. As it happens I can't tan anyway, and that's ok by me. Women don't realize that when they are 40 and have tanned for years that they'll look 70 years old. No way do I want to look 30 years older than I am!!! So I am careful about the sun. I wear sunblock if I'm out anywhere.
  • 3052457 TasselLady 2012/05/07 05:50:21 (edited)
  • TasselLady 3052457 2012/05/07 20:06:44
    Not if it blocks your pores, which I'm sure most of it does. It's been my understanding she is constantly in a tanning booth, and if you are in it long enough and often enough like she is, that's what you'll look like.
  • 3052457 TasselLady 2012/05/07 21:01:30
  • TasselLady 3052457 2012/05/08 20:13:47
    People just don't realize how dangerous it is. Skin cancer is no joke. People have died from it.
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/05/06 23:23:10
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    Nobody is jealous. Overreacting? Maybe. Jealous? No.
  • Bishop 2012/05/06 23:14:21
    this picture may have been photo shopped. I saw her on television and she was not this color or texture in her face, it also showed a picture of her daughter on screen and her mother was not in this photo. it may be an outrageous story but no need for the inhanced imbelishment.
  • Osaka Bishop 2012/05/06 23:24:35
    She may have dolled up for the interview?
  • 3052457 Bishop 2012/05/07 05:52:15
  • Dan 2012/05/06 23:13:26
    I don't think that the child was in danger. But the Mom, wow. Who could be jealous of someone who looks like a mummy?
  • 3052457 Dan 2012/05/07 05:52:39
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/06 23:05:45
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    She's one of those poor deluded women who look in the mirror and see beauty; all I see from her photo is an overcooked frankfurter.
  • addie Aqua Su... 2012/05/06 23:37:10
    You are right. That is the exact colour! If It was going to made into a crayon it would be, "over-cooked Frank." lol
  • AskZilla Aqua Su... 2012/05/08 07:40:57
    And she's 42 years old??? Cindy Crawford looks way younger than her, and she's older!!!
  • AskZilla Aqua Su... 2012/06/04 06:04:00
    More like Brautwurst.
  • addie 2012/05/06 22:59:28
    This woman looks in the mirror and sees...what? A nice, natural looking, tan? She thinks everyone will believe she was on vacation?
    And that awful bleach job looks like natural lightening from being out in the sun?
    I would like to kill her. lol

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