Mom blasts ‘blamers and shamers’ following gator attack at Disney, post goes viral

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jun 16, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — A mother’s Facebook post that slams the “blamers and shamers” following the alligator attack at Disney World is going viral.

Melissa Fenton, a writer who lives in Florida, defended the parents of a two-year-old boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World Resort on Tuesday.

In her post, she questions why 2016 is the “year of the perfect parent.”

“I weep for this mother and father. I am sick with anguish for the pain, agony, misery, and regret pulsating through their veins this very second. And I bet you are too.

But not everyone is.

You see, we now live in a time where accidents are not allowed happen. You heard me. Accidents, of any form, in any way, and at any time, well, they just don’t happen anymore.

Why? Because BLAME and SHAME.”

She continues:

“I have simply HAD ENOUGH.

I have one question for the blaming and shaming moms and dads. You know the ones who immediately blame the parents, the ones who go on the internet and type comments like, “This is nothing but neglect by the parents,” and “They should have known better. Who was watching that little boy?” and my favorite, “I would never let that happen to my kid.”

Here is my question,

Have you ever been to a child’s funeral before?

I have.

The funeral of a child is an event in life that you never, ever want to experience.”

At the end of her post, she asks why parents can’t love and support each other.

“Stop the blaming.

Stop the shaming.

In their darkest hours, can we please just LOVE other parents. Please?”