A number of young people try all sorts of gimmicks and stunts just to get noticed on social media- some can be funny, creative, adorable, wild, and many other things. But there are also those that are infuriating and can cause rage and indignation from viewers or readers. Such is the case of a young couple in Argentina who posted a shocking footage on their social media accounts involving their three-year-old child supposedly “indulging” in stuff that should be off-limits to small children like alcohol, cigarettes, and illegal drugs.
The now viral video shows a young couple putting bottles of beer, cigarettes and what appears like joint straight to the toddler’s mouth. The three-year-old kid is also shown swaying in the video.
Towards the end of the clip, the toddler seems to fall over until the young mother catches the baby while she goes laughing in the background.
The mother is 17 years old while the father is 18 years old, both barely in their age of majority when they first became parents to the toddler. The couple later claimed that the video was shot only as a joke and in reality, they did not force their child to drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or take drugs.
What they’ve done however involving a vulnerable and helpless small child is no laughing matter. As such, as soon as the authorities learned of the incident through the viral video, they wasted no time in tracking down the young couple. They have been arrested in Formosa, their hometown in Argentina.
The investigators will continue to probe the video and the whole incident. Since the mother is still a minor, she will be tried in the juvenile court. The Police Investigation Brigade, The Secretariat of Ministry of Childhood and authorities of the Juvenile Prosecutor’s Office all deemed it necessary to take the custody of the child away from the erring parents. The child is now under the care of the grandmother while the probe on the parents is ongoing.