TikTok Mother Attracts On-line Fury After Dancing Subsequent to Sick New child in Viral Publish
TikTok user Whitney Leavitt has responded to the extensive online backlash she received after sharing a since-deleted video of her dancing alongside her newborn son when he was given extra doses of oxygen.
The video shows Leavitt performing a series of happy dances popularized by TikTok while her young son lies on a hospital bed with a nasal cannula. The video is set to the song “Love” by rapper Kendrick Lamar and a reposted version on Twitter received nearly 5 million views.
Leavitt noted in the video’s caption that her son Liam was diagnosed with RSV, a respiratory disease that is common in infants. Despite Leavitt’s contextual disclosure, many people were unsettled and upset by her post, claiming that Leavitt acted recklessly and negligently in dancing while her child was receiving treatment.
After a spate of hateful news, Leavitt decided to remove the video, claiming in an interview with BuzzFeed News that the video was “taken out of context” and that it was in line with their tendency to educate viewers on the platform by adding it responds to user responses. Questions in the form of comments – while dancing.
After a spate of hateful news, Leavitt decided to remove the video, claiming in an interview with BuzzFeed News that the video was “taken out of context” and that it was in keeping with their tendency to educate viewers on the platform by adding they answered their questions in the form of comments – while dancing.
“It was really bad, people were telling me to end my life, they wished my family would die. I felt like I was out of control trying to get the context of everything, why I made the video and what motivated me to do the video, and I feel like people have it completely out of context ripped, “Leavitt told BuzzFeed News.
Several tabloids, including The Sun and Mail Online, picked up the story, leading to its rapid spread. The video, which was originally posted on December 18, 2021 and generated more than 1.6 million views in two days, was re-shared on Twitter and Reddit after it was deleted.
A number of Twitter users defended Leavitt, suggesting that she may have danced to “cope with” the situation and praised her for “multitasking.”