Toxic internet commenters called 14-month-old girl “fat” and “unhealthy”

Toxic internet commenters called 14-month-old girl “fat” and “unhealthy”

"It makes me so sad that at one-year-old, she is already getting negative comments about her weight,” her distraught mother said.

"It makes me so sad that at one-year-old, she is already getting negative comments about her weight,” her distraught mother said.

The internet can be a really cruel place. Unfortunately for two parents, they found exactly just how much.

According to a Redbook report, father and Reddit user Zmegz had meant to upload his daughter’s image on Reddit’s Daddit group.

Instead, he accidentally uploaded it to image hosting website Imgur.

Before either parent could rectify their mistake, they suddenly found themselves reading negative comments that were quickly being left on their daughter’s photo.

“Two people said she was unhealthily overweight and that we should take better care of her. My 14-month-old. Who is perfectly healthy and thriving at a normal weight,” the mom said in a separate Reddit forum.

Photo credit: Facebook / The Sun

Photo credit: Facebook / The Sun

“It makes me so sad that at one-year-old, she is already getting negative comments about her weight.”

Thankfully, other parents in the forum jumped to her daughter’s defense.

“Your girl looks like a beautiful, healthy kid. Sorry people are being jerks,” said one mom.

Other parents shared tales body-shaming their own children had endured.

A Minnesota-born, Manila-based twentysomething; James has written three novels, two books of essays, and a collection of short stories—all of which remains unpublished and collects dust in his hard drive.

Source: Toxic internet commenters called 14-month-old girl “fat” and “unhealthy”

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