Disgusting photo of woman holding gun to baby's head goes viral

A picture of a woman smiling and holding a gun to a baby's head has gone viral. It's not a pretty image, it's a rather disturbing image. The baby's hair appears to be wet, and she (or he, I don't know if the child is a boy or a girl, hard to tell when they are that young) is wrapped in what looks like a towel and is looking at the barrel of the gun with a rather dazed or confused expression. The woman stares directly at the camera and her sly smile looks wicked considering what she is doing. Take a look for yourself.

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I've done my best to try and figure out where this picture first appeared, but who knows? I do see that it was posted on an Argentinian Facebook page on August 11. Many of the comments below the photo are as obscene as the actual photo, calling the woman every kind of derogatory name imaginable.

It is unclear whether the gun in the photo is real or not, but I don't think it makes a difference. The image is disturbing regardless of whether the gun is a toy or not. Perhaps the image was intended to be a joke, if so, the joke has fallen flat.

On a personal level, my first instinct is to believe that the photograph is just a bad joke because I don't want to live in a world where people point actual guns at a baby's head with the intent to hurt them.

We'll see how this plays out and if the subjects in the photo are identified and found.

Images via Thinkstock, Facebook

Topics: parenting  baby  abuse