'Proud mama' fights off Instagram troll, response goes viral

'Proud mama' fights off Instagram troll, response goes viral

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A mom's response to a "troll" on Instagram has gone viral after they called her son, who has down syndrome, "ugly."

Megan Mennes, from Texas, posted a photo of her son in Instagram saying "It's been a long week of illness for this one, but it looks like he's finally on the mend. #nofilter #downsyndrome."

In the photo the little boy's face is lit up with a huge smile as he gestures towards the camera. One person commented below with a single word: "Ugly."

In response the mom answered; "People are cruel and I won't waste a second feeling sad over a troller's ignorance, especially an illiterate one with nothing better to do on a Friday night but peruse hashtags and sling insults."

According to her blog, the mom reported the Instagram account and it was subsequently blocked. In a longer response, on her blog, she wrote a longer post.

"The fact that you find my child ugly is one thing. You are entitled to your opinion. But the fact that you intentionally search #downsyndrome to find pictures to insult (sadly, Quinn is not the only victim of your behavior; I came across many other inflammatory responses) is both childish and sad. Your profile is also full of offensive posts and crude statements, all of which point to your own illiteracy."

She continued; "This will not be the last time someone discounts my son because he is different. It will not be last time someone makes a joke at his expense, but to actively seek out actual people to tease goes beyond cruel. It's inhuman."

Signed, "A Proud Mama," the blog post ends with; "I simply hope my own children learn to look past ignorant comments and actions and treat others with respect and dignity. We all deserve it, even you."
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