A woman posted a photo of her baby with a woman holding a cigarette to his mouth on Instagram and caused a massive outrage against her on the internet. The Instagram account of the woman has been deleted ever since but the picture is making its round all across the web attracting massive criticism for the mother.
The caption for the post read ‘trying brittnies cig hahaha’ and justified the ‘joke photo’ by saying the child ‘barely inhaled.’ ‘For everyone getting offended she only had one puff.’
The image, which has been shared on Reddit, sparked outrage with people calling for the child to be removed from the person’s care.
‘This isn’t funny, you should have your child took off you,’ one person commented.
Another concerned observer said ‘this is the kind of thing you report to the authorities.’ ‘I think this is the angriest Reddit has ever made me,’ one particularly distressed social media user added.
One person suggested the caption had been photo-shopped and the context of the photo wasn’t necessarily accurate, declaring the anger towards the image was misdirected. People disagreed with that sentiment, saying ‘I don’t think the context is the problem – just the fact a child has a cigarette in their mouth.’