Quantcast
Connect with us

Florida mom shames Internet mob for attacking the grieving parents of boy killed by gator

Published

on

A Florida mother is begging fellow parents to stop publicly “blaming and shaming” the parents of a toddler who was killed by an alligator near a Disney resort on Tuesday.

Melissa Fenton called the horrifying attack, in which 2-year-old Lane Graves, of Nebraska, was pulled into the water when he waded into a lagoon, an accident and begged social media users to stop flogging his grieving parents.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fenton challenged accusers to say face-to-face what they say online.

“At the funeral for this two year boy who died in front of his parents, can you do me a favor? Can you walk up to the mother and say the words that you just typed out last week?,” Fenton wrote in a Facebook post that is going viral.. “Can you? Can you greet her, hug her, shake the father’s hand and then say, ‘Who was watching that little boy? You should have known better. I would never let that happen to MY child.'”

According to the Palm Beach Post, Fenton says she’s had “enough” of people blaming parents for horrible accidents.

“In the coming week these parents will fly back to their home in Nebraska without one of their children,” Fenton wrote. “They will leave a vacation resort, packing up his Buzz Lightyear pajamas and his favorite blanket, and they will make an excruciatingly difficult journey home. A journey that they never in a million years thought they would be making. They will meet with a funeral director, pick out a tiny casket, a tiny burial suit, and surrounded by family, they will bury their baby boy. And they will suffer every single day for the rest of their life.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Fenton said while Americans used to rally behind parents who were distressed by tragedies affecting their children, now they’re carrying pitchforks, at the ready to blame every time a high-profile incident involving a child happens.

“And how are accidents allowed to happen if we can’t blame someone? Surly (sic), they can’t, right? I mean, random acts of nature, unpreventable tragedies, and fateful life changing events that take place in a matter of nanoseconds cannot possibly take place if everyone is being a responsible parent, right? NOPE,” she writes. “They can’t, because this country and its population of perfect pitchfork carrying mothers and fathers sitting behind keyboards needs to accuse. They NEED TO BLAME, to disparage, to criticize in every damn way and at every damn corner, the parenting of another.”

Last month, when a little boy’s fall into a gorilla enclosure at a Cincinnati zoo led zoo officials shoot a gorilla to rescue him, calls were made to criminally charge the parents.

ADVERTISEMENT

In both cases, authorities have declined to file criminal charges.

The responses to Fenton’s post were largely positive.

“This needed to be said, and you said it perfectly,” one woman wrote. “My own children had waded in those very same waters at this beautiful resort. There but for the grace of God go I. My heart grieves for all of the victims of the recent tragedies in Orlando. It’s too much to bear.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Disney has been criticized for posting “no swimming” signs but failing to adequately warn guests about gators in the waters adjacent to its resorts.

See the post, and its replies, here:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘He’s cooked’: Sam Donaldson warns Trump the Senate may vote to convict him after impeachment trial

Published

on

Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson on Monday evening told CNN viewers not to assume that Senate Republicans would refuse to remove President Donald Trump from office during an impeachment vote.

"Breaking news," CNN Don Lemon alerted. "A CNN source saying that the effort to pressure Ukraine for political help alarmed John Bolton so much that the told an aide to alert White House lawyers that Giuliani was a hand grenade who will blow everyone up. And a source familiar with Fiona Hill’s testimony says the former Russia adviser told lawmakers she was she saw wrongdoing in the Ukraine policy and reported it."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Rudy Giuliani admits ‘Fraud Guarantee’ paid him $500,000 to work for indicted associate

Published

on

Rudy Giuliani admitted being paid a half a million dollars by an associate currently being held in federal custody, Reuters reported Monday.

"President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination," Reuters reported.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

John Bolton ripped Rudy Giuliani as a drug dealer and ‘hand grenade’: report

Published

on

Then-National Security Advisor John Bolton was reportedly shocked by the shadow foreign policy being conducted by Rudy Giuliani, a top former National Security Council official testified to Congress on Monday, The New York Times reports.

"The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday," the newspaper reported. "Mr. Bolton got into a sharp exchange on July 10 with Gordon D. Sondland, the Trump donor turned ambassador to the European Union, who was working with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, to press Ukraine to investigate Democrats, according to testimony provided to the investigators."

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image