A netizen recently uploaded an Instagram Story featuring a 2 year-old child being offered a vape mod by an adult who put its into his mouth. In the short video, it can be seen that the child is still wearing a diaper and he takes 2 sips from the vape mod.
It is believed that the device was held by his father and later offered it to the toddler. Behind the scenes, it can be heard that the mother was saying “Three times already, what did mummy say?”
The netizen who uploaded the clip was criticized heavily by the public and she responded by saying that it is her child and she as all the rights to do anything to him.
She later posted another Instagram Story and wrote “Everyone’s making noise. It’s up to me what I want to post. If you feel agitated, then don’t follow me. Those who don’t even follow me are busy commenting on my photos. He’s my son, it’s my right to do anything to him. I’m the one taking care of him, stupid!”
As the criticism grow, she could not stand the pressure and had posted another Instagram story, saying “I’m stressed because the messages kept coming in. Enough with making this viral. I didn’t expect that it will become such a serious issue. I know I am wrong, but if I wanted to kill my son, I would have thrown him away since he was a baby. The video was just for fun. I hope everyone will forgive me. Enough of making this viral, I’m stressed.”
“Just one fault and everybody takes it seriously and viral it. You don’t see how his mother takes care of him. A video made for fun, I don’t know how it got so viral leading to so much criticisms. I’m not abusing him or anything. I know I am wrong. You guys made it sound too serious. You should think, if anything happens to me, he is still breastfeeding.”
While the situation went out of control, the father made an public apology on Facebook and asked for everybody’s forgiveness.
In the post, he said “Thank you everyone for your advice. I would like to apologise for my wrongdoings in raising my child. I don’t force him or abuse him, I was just joking around. Those who follow my wife know how my son is.” he wrote.
“He’s quite lively and active. He likes to play with things that are not his toys or made for children. If he wants it, he will get it. Anyhow, I want to apologise for my wrongdoings and thank you so much for your concern. Additionally, I forgive those who don’t know the entire story.”
Despite the apology, netizens were still angry about the video and said that the couple’s actions is a form of child abuse. Some even tagged the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) and the Department of Social Welfare, commenting that it is not safe for the child to live with these parents.
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