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.