Young Woman Ripped Out Own Eyes as Sacrifice to God

When we think about the perils of drugs, we normally talk about how they can ruin relationship or cause you to crash your car or overdose.

A young woman named Kaylee Muthart is now blind after, in a drug-fueled state, she ripped out her own eyes.

At the time, she believed that she was offering them to God.

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People reports that 20-year-old Kaylee Muthart gave people a huge fright when she gouged out her eyes with her bare fingertips in front of a church in Anderson, South Carolina.

Concerned worshipers emerged from a church upon hearing Kaylee’s cries of “I want to see the light!”

To their horror, they discovered a woman in a state of delirium, clutching her still-attached-yet-crushed eyeballs in her hands.

She reported fought off people who came over to try to help her, and had to be restrained to be transported to the hospital for treatment.

Hospital workers could not save her sight, of course, but they were able to clean out her eye sockets in order to prevent infection.

Police believe that she was on methamphetamine that was laced with something else on the night in question.

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Kaylee’s mother, Katy Tomkins, who has six other children, talks about how she responded to the news.

“That was a struggle, I can’t even explain that feeling when I found out, it was horrifying. Complete terror.”

It’s not even something that most parents worry about, but it would be anyone’s nightmare.

“I was thankful she was alive, but I knew something was wrong with her.”

Kaylee had been using meth for about six months, and Tomkins had already been alarmed.

“The day before it happened, which was my birthday, I was getting ready to have her committed, just to get her off the streets and away from it.”

She’ll always regret having waited.

“But I was too late.”

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So what, exactly, was going through Kaylee’s mind?

In her delusional state, she believed that the world was “upside down” and that she needed to “sacrifice her eyes” to God if she wanted to get into heaven.

As Kaylee tells Cosmopolitan, it all started when she smoked pot laced with meth. Marijuana on its own is usually harmless.

She felt a strange high at the time and, as someone who was a religious Christian, she felt closer to God and felt compelled to seek a repeat of this experience.

(She was also, as she later learned, bipolar, which left her more vulnerable to addiction than others)

“So,” she explains. “I pushed my thumb, pointer, and middle finger into each eye.”

This is horrifying on every level.

“I gripped each eyeball, twisted, and pulled until each eye popped out of the socket — it felt like a massive struggle, the hardest thing I ever had to do.”

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Katy Tomkins speaks about her daughter’s recovery. 

“She’s been doing wonderfully. Each day at a time, she just gets a little better and better.”

Kaylee has to move back home as she adjusts to living without her eyesight.

“She’s getting all different kinds of treatment, but she’s going to have to relearn everything. It’s like she’s almost starting life over again.”

Tomkins has started a crowdsourcing page to raise money to get her daughter a guide dog. But she’s still processing it.

“I still haven’t grasped it yet. I can hardly look at her pictures right now, and I can’t think of her not being able to see.”

She has little realizations of what her daughter’s life is now like.

“I don’t like the dark, and I think, ‘Oh my gosh, that poor thing will always be in the dark.’”

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Tomkins believes that this can be a cautionary tale for others.

“This is something you never think is going to happen to you, but it did.”

She says that her daughter’s relatively brief stint as a meth user horrified her.

“A lot of the mothers I talked to have kids that have been addicted to heroin for 10, 15 years and I’m like, ‘How did you get through it?’ My daughter was doing it for six months and it literally tore me up.”

And that was before her daughter blinded herself.

“I don’t know how I’m getting through it, but she has given me strength. It’s weird to say, but she uplifts me right now and she’s the one that can’t see. That’s just the kind of person she is.”

That is touching. People are more than their addictions, folks.

“I’m thankful. It’s a horrible thing, but I’m still thankful because God spared her life.”


Duggar Fans Slam Joy-Anna: You’re Too Young to Be a Mom!

Earlier this week, Joy-Anna Duggar welcomed her first child.

As is always the case with this sort of thing, millions of loyal Duggar fans responded to the news with such giddy glee that one might have thought it was their family that had recently expanded.

But in several important ways the public reaction to Joy’s birth announcement was different from what we saw when her older sisters became moms.

For starters, Joy’s pregnancy was controversial from the start, due to rumors that she got pregnant before her wedding to Austin Forsyth.

The Duggars are staunchly opposed to premarital sex, and the revelation that Joy got pregnant out of wedlock would be disastrous to the wholesome public image they’ve worked so hard to cultivate.

Many suspected that Joy was misleading the public, and they expected to give birth well ahead of schedule.

When she delivered little Gideon Martyn Forsyth approximately 39 weeks after getting married, however, those theories were swiftly torpedoed.

But that doesn’t mean the haters were willing to admit defeat and offer reluctant congratulations to Joy and Austin.

Instead, they switched gears to a different line of criticism.

These days, the Duggar-obsessed corners of social are filled with laments for Joy’s lost youth.

Yes, some feel that at 20 years of age, Joy is far too young to be a mother.

Others find it ludicrous that Joy and Austin were never permitted to spend time alone together until their honeymoon.

Do they have a point? Of course! 

The latter argument is particularly valid, and the Duggars’ approach to courtship often sounds like something out of dark dystopian fiction.

But what’s done is done, and maybe these days, Joy-Anna needs support more than anything else.

“Too bad y’all couldn’t have gotten to really know each other before you brought a baby into the world. You said yourself you were never alone until your wedding night,” wrote one fan on the Forsyths’ shared Instagram page.

“That’s just not a good thing. Marriage and parenting is hard work but your marriages is so important. I think it’s just irresponsible of you.”

Poor joy. Hasn’t even lived her life yet,” another commenter remarked.

“God love her, she looks so so young and absolutely exhausted,” wrote a third follower.

It’s certainly true that Joy looks exhausted these days, but it’s important to add – she also looks quite happy.

Watch Counting On online for more on the strange, brief courtship of Joy and Austin.


David Beador: I Have a Young, Hot Girlfriend Now!

Just because Shannon Beador is divorcing David and plans to take everything doesn’t mean that David’s life is over. Much to Shannon’s chagrin.

In fact, it looks like David has found a new lady love.

And these two don’t seem to care anymore who knows.

We know that David Beador more or less looks the same in every photo, but that is definitely not Shannon Beador by his side.

This woman, who RadarOnline reports is named Lesley Cook, is a 34-year-old mother of two very young children.

Lesley is a DIY blogger and a native of Orange County and has been posting about how much she loves Laguna (in between photos of her two precious children, of course).

She’s also been spotted at The Montage, which was a favored restaurant for David and Shannon during their marriage.

RadarOnline reports that multiple sources confirm that Lesley and David are indeed dating. It would appear that this relationship started some time during December.

Now, David and Lesley haven’t been posting photos of themselves locking lips, but we have more than just reports to point to these two being in a relationship.

In the captions of the photo of the two of them, which was posted on January 14th, Lesley simply wrote:

“Bumped into this guy …”

Lesley said that the photo was at 2am in Las Vegas when speaking to her aunt.

It was only when someone called David hot and Lesley “lucky” that David chimed in, insisting that he is the lucky one.

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That’s not the only instance.

Honestly, we don’t know if it was an inside joke or if someone pranked David Beador by telling him that using the “#discreet” hashtag would somehow make his comments invisible to everyone but the recipient.

(He and Lesley have both used “#discrete” which is also a word but not with their intended meaning)

Because he’s used that hashtag multiple times in comments and … absolutely everyone can see them.

Lesley Cook shared on Instagram that she really wore herself out exercising, and David revealed in the captions that he had been helping her along.

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David also added another comment, teasing:

“Was this before or after we ‘bumped’ into one another? Looks like an amazing fun night! I don’t remember meeting your date though, strangely enough … maybe he was holding your shoes in back as you said your feet hurt.” 

That’s the way that people talk when they want the whole world to know that they’re dating an attractive younger woman but promised, like, an attorney or maybe their children that they’d keep things on the down-low for a while.

There have been others photos — not showing David but showing that she’s been working out, with David implying in the comments that he was there with her.

We suppose that, since David Beador stopped loving Shannon when she got “fat,” David’s pretty focused on making sure that his new lady love is in good shape.

David was reportedly seeing multiple women pretty much as things ended with Shannon Beador, but it looks like he and Lesley have been pretty exclusive since before Christmas.

Reportedly, Shannon Beador knows and, um, isn’t super thrilled that her ex has immediately moved on with a younger woman.

This may shed some light on Shannon Beador’s desire to boot David off of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Maybe she could swallow her pride enough to film necessary conflict scenes for her divorce storyline. But imagine if Lesley becomes a Real Housewife?

No offense to Lesley, who has surely done nothing wrong, but that might be too much to bear for poor Shannon.


Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant – Meet the Controversial Cast!

Over the years, many critics have blasted MTV for the creation of the Teen Mom franchise.

These individuals have questioned whether it was a great idea to make celebrities out of young women who were expecting babies, thereby glorifying a development that may be the most challenging one a person can face.

It’s now clear that the cable network has considered these objections, weighed them carefully…

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… and then totally and completely ignored such chatter for the sake of ratings.

On Monday night, MTV debuted the first teaser for Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant, a redundantly named spinoff of Teen Mom; which, itself, was a spinoff of 16 and Pregnant.

(Remember the days when MTV actually aired music videos? Neither do we.)

According to the official network announcement, the series will track the lives of five expecting women and “show the highs and lows of their pregnancy journeys — and the unbelievable changes they endure after the babies are born.

“From excitement to fear, this group of girls will take viewers inside their emotional lives.”

Because this is exactly what vulnerable teenager who are about to become parents really need: to share their emotional lives with millions of strangers.

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MTV goes on to write that “Teen Mom OG and Teen Mom 2 women have shown us through the years… [that] worlds are about to change forever and [when] it’s time to “mom up.”

Yes, mom up.

MTV just turned parenthood into a catchphrase.

We’re shocking it didn’t include a hashtag along with it.

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant will premiere on Monday, March 12 at 10/9c, following a new installment of Teen Mom OG.

Check out the preview below:

As for the young women at the center of the upcoming reality show?

Prepare to meet them below…

Ashley, 20: Described as a typical party girl in Las Vegas, she and her boyfriend, Bariki (Bar) recently found out they were having a baby.

Their own mothers are “constantly at odds,” MTV teases, which not only causes issues within their relationship, “but palpable friction between Bar and Ashley’s mom.”

Brianna, 17: She and her transgender boyfriend Danae have always had an up-and-down relationship. During one split, Brianna slept with an old friend and got pregnant.

However, now Danae is back in the picture and has vowed to raise the baby as his own… yet Brianna’s mom questions Danae’s ability to support her child.

Jade, 20: From an unstable relationship with her parents to her boyfriend Sean, Jade has always taken care of others, the network writes.

Now that she’s expecting her first baby, she’s aware that she’ll need her parents support more than ever and she’s worried that she won’t be able to rely on them.

Kayla, 18: Described as “the girl next door,” Kayla apparently had a rude awakening when she discovered she was expecting.

Kayla was raised by a single mother and therefore understands the sacrifices and struggles such a life requires.

While her own pregnancy wasn’t planned, Kayla was excited to have a baby with her long-time boyfriend, Stephan.

But now she’s struggling with the choice to stay in the relationship for the sake of her baby or raise the little one on her own.

Lexi, 17: From a small town, she’s the head cheerleader and she’s part of a supportive and loving family.

She also got pregnant by her boyfriend of four years, Kyler. 

As a result, she feels isolated from her friends and has become the subject of her small, conservative town’s gossip mill.

MTV asks: Will she be able to recover her reputation, or will she forever be known as the good girl gone bad?

Will you be tuning in for Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant?


Scott Disick: Yes, I’m Dating Sofia Richie, and Yes, She’s Super Young!

Scott Disick has been romantically linked to Sofia Richie for several months now — since last May, actually, so it's coming up on a year since we first learned that these two could be together.

And oh, what a wild year it's been …

Last January, after piles and piles of rumors that he'd finally gotten himself together and that he and Kourtney Kardashian were giving love another chance, he went off the deep end.

He was partying hard for several months with several different ladies, including Bella Thorne — remember how fun and weird that was?

In May, Scott was photographed looking pretty friendly with Sofia, but at the time she denied anything beyond friendship, tweeting "Just so everyone can get their panties out of their asses, Scott and I are just homies."

At some point though, things changed, and it became clear around September that they actually were dating.

Scott has gotten a lot of criticism for dating Sofia because of their age difference: she's 19 years old, and he's 34.

And in this new sneak peek for the upcoming episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kris Jenner herself is questioning that age difference.

And it is weird.

The clip begins with Kris asking Scott if he's dating, and when he says that he is, she asks if he's dating one specific person.

He hesitates a little before saying that he is, and Kris asks him if he's "going steady" with this person.

"I guess that's what the kids are calling it," he confirms, looking and sounding like he's rather be having literally any other conversation.

"Is it Sofia?" she asks, mouthing her name since it sounds like the kids are nearby.

"I mean, I guess you know who it is," he answers.

It sounds like a pretty tame conversation, but looking at Scott, you'd think talking about Sofia with Kris causes him real, physical pain.

Next, she asks how old Sofia is, and if she's Kylie's age — she's not, Kylie's a year older.

Then Kris tells Scott that when she began dating Robert Kardashian, she was only 17 years old, and he was 12 years older than her.


"You were underage," he tells her. "She's not."

Why is Scott being so weird about this?! Is it because Kris is Kourtney's mother and he actually still has feelings for Kourtney, even more than he's already admitted?

Is it just an awkward conversation, no matter how you look at it?

Watch Scott die inside while talking to Kris in the video below:

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