Rich Casey Humpherys, a six-month-old baby boy from the US state of Utah, broke a world record last week as he became the youngest water skier in the world. However, a section of the internet isn’t quite pleased about it and censured the child’s parents online for allowing him to participate in such a “dangerous act”.
A picture and a video of Rich water-skiing were posted on Instagram by his parents Casey and Mindi Humpherys with the caption, “I went water skiing for my 6 month birthday. Apparently that’s a big deal #worldrecord.”
In the clip, Rich wore a life-jacket and held onto a bar-topped board as he was pulled across Lake Powell by another vessel. His father stationed himself on another boat and watched over Rich as the child did water-skiing.
Watch the video here:
Rich’s story as well as his video has gone viral on social media and while some people marveled at the baby’s skills, several others were absolutely against it.
“The future world champion right there,” a user said. Another person lashed out at the parents saying, “Let the baby be a baby. What is wrong with society today, seriously! Exploiting your kid on the internet for likes. You just got lucky that nothing went wrong!”
“Yes you’re an adventurous family but this just isn’t okay,” another comment reads.
There was support as well though as several users posted heart emoticons in the comments section.
What do you think?
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