Monday, 4th March 2013
SOCIAL STORM AS PARENTS BLACK UP BABY TO LOOK LIKE MARIO BALOTELLI – I wasn’t a first quite sure if the reports I was reading were true or not, or just some kind of elaborate joke to sell a few newspapers or get more reader’s to view certain online news websites.
Apparently a parent and obviously a real fan of footballer Mario Balotelli, took his baby, smeared chocolate all over his face and then wrote the words ‘Why Always Me?’ on his jumper suit. To top off the look the parent took a dish-washing sponge and placed it on the baby’s head to emulate Mario Balotelli’s Mohawk hair style.
The photograph, as you can see, was then posted on Facebook, however the result may not have been entirely what was desired.
After going viral the parent has received a number of comments, mainly telling him this behaviour is sick and unacceptable. Others called it racist, while some went as far as calling it child abuse.
“Just looking at this picture makes me very uncomfortable, especially the fact the child is blacked up. I don’t like it at all.” Parenting expert Sue Atkins, author of Parenting Made Easy: How To Raise Happy Children, told the Sunday Mirror
This is not the first time a child has been dressed up or blackened to look like a famous footballer. El Hadji Diouf was also targeted in the same way, but this time by an older child. As you can see by the photograph El-Hadji Dioufs didn’t seem to mind and in fact twitter just before the game; “There’s only 2 El-Hadji Dioufs…this is how I’ve come dressed today.”
With regards to the baby, the father felt it prudent to remove the image and to defend his accusations against racism and child abuse and apologized to anyone that viewed this as offensive.
The question here is have we taken political correctness so far that we have lost all sense of reality and most importantly our sense of humour?
Each day we are feed a daily dose of political correctness from the Ministers of Madness; these being the bleeding liberal hearts that want to police our every movement and word.
There used to be a time when you could watch the Black and White Minstrels on the TV or tell a joke about another without being labeled either abusive or racist.
Have we, as a social society, really become so brainwashed by those to think every aspect of our lives should be fully controlled that even something as innocent as this is to be considered racist and worse, child abuse. Shouldn’t we simply be able to see the funny side and chuckle a little and just view this as one fan trying to show the world just how great Mario Balotelli is as a footballer?
From the tweets and comments I read it would appear not. People would rather label the parent as some kind of baby abusing racist, which just goes to show how we have become brainwashed in to vilifying anyone with a sense of humour.