Disturbing footage showing a child crying because nursery workers try to drive him to wear a face mask is sparking outrage.
According to the kid’s mother, Ann Walker, the incident took place at the girl son’s daycare center within New York.
“ This is my poor child at daycare today therefore i can work. #breaksmyheart #governorhochulthiswontwork #whyarewepunishingbabies, ” Walker wrote upon Facebook last week.
In the video, a young son repeatedly removes a nose and mouth mask and cries out in protest as two setting workers continuously attempt to put the mask back on more than his face.
My rage is certainly reaching epic levels. pic. twitter. com/w5SRlnjoPB
— Nate Taylor: Subaru Roof Gardener (@NotNateTaylor) September 18, 2021
The video, which also went viral on Tweets with over 5 mil views in two days, also caught the attention of many Republican politicians and traditional commentators, who condemned the cruelty.
This is not science.
It’s political virtue signaling. And really cruel to children. https://t.co/J9AF3Zf3du
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 19, 2021
How is this helping children?
IT’S NOT. Please stop the particular cruelty. https://t.co/2R7YSUSvQQ
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) September 19, 2021
— ZUBY: New Recording Out Now (@ZubyMusic) September 19, 2021
Do not tell me this isn’t kid abuse. Forcing a child to do something that has NO benefits and only causes harm is misuse. https://t.co/I4xGmMk1s7
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) September 18, 2021
This is SO WRONG. https://t.co/PVnhAr5zsH
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 18, 2021
We’ve chose to abuse toddlers in order to fulfill the neuroses of adults. https://t.co/4JfEwj5Qtq
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) Sept 19, 2021
Others underscored the fact that the daycare workers kept touching the child’s face plus mask during the struggle, totally negating any possible optimistic health effect of said mask.
She’s literally touching all over his face and the mask, killing whatever purpose they believe the mask has. “Wear a mask so individuals don’t get sick, but allow me to constantly touch your face plus mask with my hands”
— Silkman (@The_Silk_Man) Sept 18, 2021
Let alone the germs their hands possess on them continuously touching his face to pull it on him.. They probably have to do this to twenty some other kids and they get many methods from colds, flu, stomach infections and many many more things.. #masks don’t work…
— 🧡 Joanna O🧡 (@Babydoodad) September 18, 2021
Touch his face more. That’ll help.
— Mosdefnotme, PhD (@bruh_h_h_h_h) September 18, 2021
The incident seemed to be turned into an effective meme spotlighting the hypocrisy between the enforcement of mask rules for that Hollywood elite compared to helpless children.
In an up-date on Facebook after the video began going viral, Master clarified she was not disappointed with her son’s daycare, but rather with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who last week issued a good order requiring children as young as two to decorate face masks while attending state-regulated childcare facilities.
“ I’m not upset with his daycare these are attempting to comply with the requirement. I love where he is. I’m pissed out our governor and OCFS who think mandating two- year-old to put on a mask 7-10 hrs a day is at all required. #unmaskourbabies, ” Walker had written.