Last month, Kyra Pringle posted a photo of her 2-year-old daughter Mariah on Facebook. Although Pringle was celebrating Mariah’s birthday with the photo, it quickly became a day that was filled with mean comments. Someone took it upon themselves to take the photo and make a meme mocking Mariah’s appearance. Mariah suffers from Chromosome Two Duplication Syndrome that impairs her learning and motor skills.
The meme, which has been shared all over the internet, upset Mariah and her family. They couldn’t believe that people could be so mean and vicious.
“The smile that you guys think is funny or the smile that you guys are comparing to a leprechaun,” said Kyra Pringle, “the things you guys are saying about my child, she’s not a monster, she’s real.”
“If you’re out there and you’re doing these things, and you think that it’s funny, it’s not funny,” said Linda Pringle, Mariah’s grandmother, “This is actually a human being, this is a child, this is a baby.”
It’s unfortunate that Mariah’s birthday was marred by this meme, but hopefully this teaches the world a lesson. These memes that are floating around mocking someone’s appearance are mean and nothing to be laughed at.
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