Caged Child Photo Proven To Be Staged
A viral image showing a toddler crying from a cage, as it turns out, is completely fake news. The viral image has been shared all over social media thousands of times and directly calls out the Trump administration for following the same laws that the past two Presidential administrations have followed.
However, in this case, the crying toddler in the small pet cage was a staged photo.
“This is what happens when a government believes people are “illegal.”’ Jose Antonio Vargas says on Twitter, condemning President Trump.
This is what happens when a government believes people are “illegal.”
Kids in cages. pic.twitter.com/OAnvr9cl3P
— Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting) June 12, 2018
Or, it is what happens when a toddler “gets lost” at a protest and walks into a cage set up by the protesters and can’t find his mother. You think I’m kidding, but I’m not.
Here are other images from the protest whereas the fake news image was derived.
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Leroy Pena, the protesting group Brown Beret’s leader, explained to CNN that the child was not originally part of the protest which took place in Dallas. The child, instead, got lost and ended up in a demonstration cage for a half a minute.
“He got confused on how to get out (of the cage) and cried when he saw his mother,” Pena said. “He was only in there about 30 seconds.”
In case you are wondering, Vargas couldn’t care less that the image is staged. He believes it still represents the fact. Yes, we are now admitting that fake news is absolute fact.
“Telling me that I shouldn’t post an image that, as it happened, was from a protest that staged what is actually happening at the border is like saying actors shouldn’t portray characters and situations based in real life,” Vargas wrote on Twitter. “This is not a ’cause’ for me. This is real.”
We’ve entered a stupidity crisis that we may not be able to come back from.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.