“My name is Kesha, I’m 34-years-old and I love eating toilet paper.”
TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” tells stories of people who are battling obsessive behavior. Some have to sleep with blow dryers, others are addicted to body building and then there is good ol’ Kesha. You see, Kesha just can’t stop eating toilet paper.
Yes, you read that right, she enjoys the feel of 2-ply on her tongue and admits she is addicted. The show debuted yesterday (12/29/10) and took a look at a woman who chews on Charmin like Trident. And it’s not a little piece here and a little gobble of toilet paper there. She eats toilet paper constantly.
It sounds silly right? But for Kesha, it’s serious.
She carries it in her purse…
Yup, Kesha is quite the odd story. She eats up to a half a roll a day. But this is something she has been partaking in since childhood. Her mom says that you could see a young Kesha holding toilet paper in her teenage pictures.
“If you tried to take it from her, she’d get upset,” her mother says. So now, at 34 years of age, Kesha eats toilet paper on a regular basis. I don’t know about you, but as a parent there are certain things that you have to find a way to stop your child from doing. Kids grow up doing all kinds of strange things. Some eat their toenails while some others eat their boogers. But usually these bad habits are broken because they are either considered gross or flat out strange. Most parents find ways to make their children stop with the bad habits at a young age. Yet, there are those grown men that still suck their thumbs today.
We’re not sure whether to call this an illness or just something that’s too weird to put a finger on, but TLC got it right when they called this show “My Strange Addiction.”
And we’ll just shake our collective heads as our jaw hits the floor.