UPDATED: A Conversation We All Should Be Having: Abusive People Make Up False Stories for Attention: Julia Price
UPDATED: May 30, 2016 Congratulations Julia Price, your abusive false attention-seeking social media post encouraged others to replicate hoping for similar reward: media attention like Daily Mail and Mashable.
WhoCares posted a video of “Henry” a six-year-old boy having a global meltdown over the state of the world while his tone-deaf mother filmed to exploit her young child while simultaneously ignoring the cries of another child.
It’s amazing that so many people (some of whom are sadly parents) think that getting something, anything, to go viral is will solve their problems and manipulate/fabricate scenarios shamelessly; and, in this case while exploiting one child and neglecting another. This is akin to Julia Price‘s fake little boy defending her from a mean man story. And when mainstream media grabs a hold of these abusive stories it perpetuates the cycle where others view it as encouragement to try and replicate with the goal of getting rewarded. I’d put money that these are they type of parents that held a branding focus group to help select their children’s names, not because they liked them, but thinking ahead to “branding opportunities.”#ImageVsSubstance #TheSociopathicBusinessModel
Child abuse should not be encouraged and that’s exactly what that video demonstrates. It’s time to start #ParentShaming parents to exploit their children without shame, remorse, guilt or accountability because they clearly aren’t thinking of their children, so it’s up to the rest of us to shame this mother into taking this video down from the internet.
UPDATED: Julia Price the jogger who was catcalled and protected by little boy “James” called out for fake story.
November 21, 2015
UPDATED: This story also got picked by the Daily Mail and Mashable
This Lady’s Cat-Caller Got Shut Down By A Heroic Little Boy
A little boy named James came to the rescue of Julia Price, a woman who was out for an everyday path run in Santa Monica, California and was accosted by a cat-caller who used verbiage against her that far was less than gentlemanly. And little James, whom she estimates is around seven or eight years old, showed that his badge of honor is bigger than his whole body and then some.
I was on my usual running path when I heard an older man yelling loudly enough for me to hear through my headphones. “Sexy lady, hey hey hey sexy lady!” He kept screaming it and I decided to just ignore him and keep running.
This ignoring seemed to piss him off so he lashed out and said “eff you, dumb B****!” Now let’s keep in mind he was well-dressed and appeared to be on his lunch break from an office job.
That was my trigger point. The B word. I ripped off my headphones prepared to stand up for myself when this little boy who was walking alongside his mother and little sister in a stroller looked at the guy and said, “Hey. That is not nice to say to her and she didn’t like you yelling at her. You shouldn’t do that because she is a nice girl and I don’t let anyone say mean things to people. She’s a girl like my sister and I will protect her.”
FLAG ON THE PLAY: Kids don’t speak like this, he had no way of knowing she was a “nice lady,” and there are way too many details which usually is an indication it’s a fabrication. Really? James was going to protect a total stranger like he would his little sister? If you’ve spent any time around kids you’ll know they’ll beat each other up but if someone else picks on their sister or brother they aren’t having it, but I’ve never seen that translate to a total stranger.
The man was immediately embarrassed and started gathering his lunch to leave. I asked the mother if I could hug the little boy (his name is James) and I told him how grateful I was for him. He just shrugged and said “Well I just wanted to make sure your heart was okay.”
According to his mother, this is a typical day in the life of James. Thank you so much to the mothers and fathers who are raising the next generation to be brave and courageous, and to be little earth angels for all. I am so touched.
We may think there’s really no harm in someone making up stories like this, especially if it gets us talking about the issues, but we’re not talking about the issues, we’re talking about Julia Price who shamelessly without remorse, guilt or accountability was going to keep throwing social issues out on the internet until one finally got her the attention she thinks she deserves.
At one point she made a comment that she thought it was best she didn’t get a picture of him (James) and that way everyone can imagine him as they want. THAT was the “I made this shit up” nail in the coffin for me.
FLAG ON THE PLAY: You shouldn’t take pictures of other people’s children and post them on the internet is the correct answer.
Julia Price was called out by myself as well as others on Facebook & social media but like all #ProfessionalVictims she removed anything that didn’t fit the fabricated narrative gaining her internet attention. She later posted a thank you to her fans video where she states her passion is to fight cat-calling and “who knows if she’ll ever see that little kid again,” well, that’s doubtful I’m sure she’ll later remember they were visiting from outside the country or she’s frantically looking at hiring an attention-hungry stage mother/child combo so she can take this cat-calling dialogue on the road.
And from the comments section in from the Daily Mail:
The dialogue: abusive people come in all shapes, colors, sizes and they walk among us finally may get Julia Price the attention she so seeks.
What’s funny is the entire world is full of pretend . Everytime there’s a reason for a lying lowlife individual to tell a lie they do it . What’s going to make you laugh right now is how could god made me so perfect but everyone else is all about stupidity, greed,hatred, murder,lying,backstabbing, dictatorship, selfishness, cloning,smoke screens, cheating, etc. We come a long way I guess from the very bullshit of the bible telling us how to behave but everyone else missed the brain rewind . So let keep playing from the bottom of the filthiness of nothing . That where we keep ending up . We are born naked , we will died naked . Looking for questions that will never be answered by money .
Lack of love is a control behavior disorder. If we all stop hating each other maybe then we can love ourselves .
I don’t hate anyone, I hate the actions of the dishonest who purposely & willfully harm others for their own person advancement.
I don’t find your vitriolic trolling of Julia Price any more credible than her story. Both seem to be overly-embellished for their perceived audiences. Here’s the difference. Julia’s post was crafted to be treacley, twee, and heartwarming. Yours was designed to be malicious, evanescent and trolling.
Do most kids talk like James? No. But, your hunches about the way that kid talked or the veracity of Julia Price’s story are not enough to justify this muck-raking, depressing, bitter, personal attack on Julia Price!
Let me paraphrase: “Hey! That is not nice to say about her. And she wouldn’t like you yelling at her. You shouldn’t do that because she is a nice girl and I don’t let anyone say mean things to people. She’s a girl like my sister and I will protect her.”
It’s not exactly the way would phrase it. It might not be the way anyone would actually say it. But the sentiment is sincere. There is truth in those words.
Play nice. There’s enough shit in the world already.
Someone’s thinking with their little head, Grant!
I write about fraud and abusive behavior and that audience finds me very credible. Abusive people often try and spin the exposure of the truth as negative “hate” or “malicious, evanescent & trolling,” because the exposure of that negative truth can hurt their image which is tied to profits.
There is no truth in any of those words any more than her yoga story which you glossed over because it’s not fitting the narrative that Ms. Price is spinning, this week. “Play nice,” by your standards requires allowing an abusive person to continue to without accountability. Fortunately,
JuliaGrant I actually have standards which require me to look at facts and inconsistencies & contradictions in what people are starting as fact:
1. she heard catcalling with headphones on
2. a random boy defended her in with the “evanescent” vernacular of a college freshman
3. Price’s social media, jam-packed full of self-centered selfies, could have added credibility to her story with an image (blurred the face), but she didn’t even ask for a picture because she wanted us to image James how we see him? Or because there was no James? She’s so out-of-touch she missed the most obvious and realistic reason: to protect the child that had protected her. But lies have too many details. This story got legs under it like she wanted and she made up “facts” as she went along.
4. Price was trying to get a “dialogue” social trending when her last self-centered attempt regarding the homeless man (which was supposed to bring spark dialogue on homeless & mental illness) but demonstrated her “authentic” true self: lacking in self-awareness, manipulation of facts without shame, remorse, guilt or accountability.
Play fair. There’s enough fraud in the world already.
Thank You. Her livelihood is tied into getting noticed and I read the homeless comment too when I first heard the story on facebook and thought nooooope! Slapped in the face by a homeless man and a boy stood up to a yelling grown man in the span of a month? Nope. Thanks for this I thought I was taking crazy pills. Everyone just eats this stuff up.
Daaamn… apply salve liberally to burn! Love seeing people put in their place. Kudos Melayna!
Thank you. This Julia Price is a pathological liar.
And yes. People nowadays do take the truth to be hateful and mean when it’s actually just the truth.
Thank you for exposure this disgraceful lie.