This is the third controversial video to be tossed around Facebook as though it is just for our enjoyment. I was alerted from a Facebooker on my page about this newest viral video. I have looked at the video for a few seconds and couldn’t look at it any further so I started to dig.
I found that this video, although seemingly abusive, is actually part of a very controversial type of yoga and that this baby is not being harmed…apparently. The thing is that most parents would never do this to their own children and are stunned when they see these types of video’s circulating on all forms of social medial
In this latest shock video, a woman can be seen flipping a newborn baby around, swinging the baby boy from his one limb, like a tiny rag doll. The issue is that this is not the only one of these types of controversial yoga and it won’t be the last.
Someone shared the link to the video on Facebook,making false claims and saying the woman in the video calls the baby an “idiot” and that the baby actually likes it.
(WARNING: This video is EXTREMELY graphic and disturbing. If you want to look at it yourself, please feel free to do a search. This is one screen capture of the video to prepare you for what you will see.)
The video, shared nearly 90,000 times, is captioned,
“Baby being tortured for fun. FBI ARE SEARCHING FOR THIS WOMAN WHO IS SEEM FLIPPING A BABY AROUND UPSIDE DOWN. THEY ARE ASKING U TO SHARE THIS VIDEO AND ASKING ANYBODY WHO KNOWS THIS WOMAN TO TURN HER IN TO THE FBI OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT…’ [all sic]”
This video is not an abuse video but part of a new form of controversial baby yoga nor are the FBI looking for the woman pictured in the video. If people were to ask the mother if she thinks she is harming her infant she would say no that she is not harming the child.
This controversial form of baby yoga is gaining in popularity in Russia where this video was recorded. This is not a new form of yoga nor is this the first video which went viral of this topic claiming child abuse and endangerment. There was a similar video in 2011 which is still on YouTube today.
(WARNING: This video is EXTREMELY graphic and disturbing. Some people may get angry but keep in mind the baby apparently is not being harmed.)
Why do people choose to do this new and controversial form of baby yoga? According those who practice this it increases blood flow to the joints, making them think this will lead to bigger and stronger babies. In a recent interview, Lena Fokina, a baby dynamics yoga guru, said she “…doesn’t recall any accidents ever happening with the babies”. In fact parents who do this with their babies state the babies walk earlier and swim earlier. Lena Fokina, in an interview to the Daily Mail, said “The children often turn out to be early readers, singers, talkers, swimmers. It also makes their hands stronger. We are humanists and we don’t do anything wrong.”
My youngest granddaughter is almost a month old and I know my daughter would never do anything similar although she is up on all the latest parenting techniques. To be honest I am glad because I don’t think I could sit by and not say anything while the baby was flipped around. I was always taught that you need to protect the head and neck and in these types of video’s, all the swinging around with no support honestly makes me cringe.
Maybe this is good for the babies but who knows. I guess we can’t be too quick to judge.
This is another example of how false things go viral and how we help the story to grow like pinnochio’s nose. If we first do a Google search for the video name or comment, we may find out that the video is not real or that the image we are asked to share in awareness of a poor abused child or that of a child dying from cancer…are not true and that their parents actually have no idea the image is being used by trolls for attention. I have learned to not share things on Facebook which appear controversial and to check them. If I find they are false, like this one, I am quick to let people know, including the person who contacted me about it.
My suggestion to all readers and users of all forms of social media, educate yourself before you become part of a troll train meant to solely upset and not do anything to stop it. You know sharing the images in support of anything doesn’t actually do anything for the cause itself. That takes you going to the websites or offline sites and making donations of time and or money. If you want to help then make sure you know it’s a real cause with real people and you can really do something about it other than share or like an image or video. A good clue that it is actually fake is the original poster doesn’t allow comments or never responds.
Thanks to CS on Facebook for sending me the link to this video going viral Facebook! You rock because you cared enough to check it out!
I couldn’t fathom SWINGING HIM THROUGH THE AIR BY ONE LEG.
Hell, I can’t fathom swinging any human being from a single limb, because it seems full on bat-poo crazy!
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