"Mommy why do I have to hold this sign? I can't even read yet."
"Shut up. Mommy needs the Facebook likes." https://t.co/PbpnptrAhI
— Deplorable Drew (@drewmistak) November 16, 2016
Liberals don’t have much use for the unborn, but once a child becomes old enough to hold a sign? That child becomes invaluable:
— Huffington Post (@HuffingtonPost) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost No. It's not.
— Bella Marie (@BellaLibertas) November 16, 2016
“What we need now” is for self-righteous parents and so-called adults to stop using children as political props.
@HuffingtonPost Yeah, a 3-year-old wrote that. It definitely wasn't the parents using him as a political tool.
— Turner Ham (@cynicalgamer98) November 16, 2016
Actually, that’s exactly what it was:
Kaio’s mother, Brisa Pinho, a Brazilian-American with dual citizenship made the sign. “I thought it was a good idea to create a bold sign as if it was my son saying it,” Pinho told The Huffington Post. “The wall I speak of in the sign is figurative. [It’s] a wall of hate, racism, and xenophobia that if built in the years ahead, will be teared Down by my son and his generation.”
It’s bad enough that Ms. Pinho admits to exploiting her son. But for her (and HuffPo, for that matter) to be proud of it, too? Pretty gross.
@HuffingtonPost yea he's defying nothing. His parents made that sign and made him hold it. Kid is clueless
— enough is enough (@camera_scott) November 16, 2016
Using children as political pawns is acceptable now?
— Prince of All Satans (@PenitusVox) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost yay, another child used as a political tool. Really? We NEED this? Are you mad?
— so much winning (@_fiat_justitia_) November 16, 2016
— Hs00129 (@Hs00129) November 16, 2016
— Latina for Trump (@wantu2c) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost Exploiting a kid like this is nauseating.
— Old Man Flivver (@SatoshiKsutra) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost Stop using kids like this. It's creepy.
— Paranoid Android (@MforestB) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost Exploiting children is what we need now, HuffPo? That's sad.
— Metal Man (@RivianRanger) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost what we need is to keep kids out of this and let them be kids.
— EzioAuditore (@ImTonyFielding) November 16, 2016
@HuffingtonPost I think we need less of people exploiting their children to push their politics.
— Incap (@IncapIsEternal) November 16, 2016
— Horus Gilgamesh (@AwkwardBible) November 16, 2016
And maybe, parents, while you’re at it, find a babysitter for your kids while you go protest:
Though Kaio is only 3, Pinho felt it would be safe to take her son, who likes crowds and music, to the protest she described as “extremely peaceful.”
Hope for young Kaio’s sake that Ms. Pinho doesn’t bring him to any more “peaceful” protests.