You may think posting a photo on social media is harmless but for some it can be scary. Social media has broken the barrier of communication allowing people across the entire world to communicate and now they all have the power to “like’ or comment on your every move. Not everyone looks like the video vixens floating across your news feed but it’s tough to remember when that’s all you see. Recently one mother had to remind people on various social media sites that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, everyone can’t be a “Facebook hottie”.
Kyra Pringle mother of 2 year old Mariah Anderson sharing her story after her daughter was totally bashed on social media. Kyra decided to post a picture of her precious baby girl on her second birthday only later receiving rude comment about her daughter’s appearance. Users called Mariah ugly saying she looked like a Leprechaun or “demon child” and others went as far as adding captions to her photos and sharing them with their friends.
Mariah has a serious illness called Chromosome Two Duplication Syndrome which occurs when a certain chromosome is duplicated, this impairs how a person grows and develops. After seeing the hate her daughter received Kyra released this statement “The smile that you guys think is funny or the smile that you guys are comparing to a leprechaun, the smile that you guys are comparing to all these disgusting like…the things you are saying about my child — she’s not a monster, she’s not fake, she’s real.”
In a world where people need selfie sticks it’s safe to say that many of us have become obsessed with looks. After this story more people may open their minds and choose not to partake in cyber bullying. Online bullying is a serious issue in fact it has caused people to create false identities along with thousands of suicides.