Kindergarten girl becomes victim of cyber bullying after trip to Walmart
SENECA, SC (WHNS) — An Upstate family is outraged and looking for answers after they say their kindergartner became the victim of cyber bullying.
The family says it all started at the Seneca Walmart, when the young girl’s picture was snapped by another customer. They say the man then posted it online to social media as a joke.
That picture is now being shared throughout the community. It was posted unedited, showing a clear view of the 6-year-old’s face with the words “Honey Boo-Boo at Walmart.”
“I was very shocked to see it’s my cousin,” said family member Briana Smith. “He wants to put a kid that’s 6 years old with health problems out there about her weight and make fun of her? And that’s not right.”
Family says seeing the likes, reading the comments on the poster’s page makes it worse. They say, this is a joke they don’t find funny at all. They said the little girl is dealing with health issues related to her weight and now feels very uncomfortable.
“Before she goes out in public, she tries on different outfits because she feels like she’s too big,” said Smith.
At this time, FOX Carolina is not revealing the name of the man who’s accused of taking the picture because he’s not been charged or accused of any crime. FOX did reach out to the man, but he has not responded to our request for comment.
By Nikki Davidson