Just when you thought you'd heard it all, a group of grown women go and create a private Facebook page that makes fun of how "ugly" other people's children are. Oh yes, it's the kids -- babies and toddlers, to be precise -- who are the victims in this cruel activity, which has been dubbed by some as "toddler bashing."
And all this time we thought it was just "annoying" parents who constantly talk about their kids on Facebook who were made fun of.
The group, which has reportedly since been taken down, would steal photos from other parents' Facebook pages and post them to their group and let members go to town. Some choice comments under a photo of a baby? "It's hideous"; "You can absolutely not fix ugly"; and "An ugly baby thread ... I have died and gone to heaven. Why can't you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?" And adding insult to injury is the fact that some of the women in this group have children of their own. Also, some of the children they rip to shreds are disabled.
One mother, Ellen Veach, found out from a friend that a photo of her 2-year-old daughter was on the page. "At first, I was in shock. I couldn't believe it," Veach said. "It was basically just a head shot of one of the pictures I posted in my album and it was next to another picture of a cartoon character basically." Apparently, Veach's photos were available for "friends of friends" to see, and that's how her child's picture was obtained.
Internet cruelty rarely comes as a shock these days, because sadly, it's so pervasive. But making fun of random babies and toddlers -- the most innocent people there are -- truly takes things to a new low and just makes me, personally, sad about humanity. Imagine finding your kid's photo up on a website with a string of comments underneath it from strangers, talking about how ugly they are. It's disgusting. If these women are so unhappy with themselves that they have to pick on innocent people, they should at least go after the parents. No, it isn't right, but for god's sake, a toddler? Isn't there some unwritten rule that kids are always off-limits?
Fox News tried to contact some of the women who posted nasty comments on the page, but unsurprisingly, many of them deactivated their pages or declined to comment.
And that right there, friends, is the Internet in a nutshell. What a world, huh?
How would you feel if you saw your child's photo on a page like this?