Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has sparked anger on social media by posting pictures on Facebook of her six-year-old son Trig standing on her dog.
Mrs. Palin described the three photos of Trig using the family’s black Labrador for a stepping stool as “a symbol of perseverance”. However, the former governor’s message was met with an instant outburst of anger, with commenters calling Mrs. Palin irresponsible and worse.
The post, published on Thursday, read:
Happy New Year! May 2015 see every stumbling block turned into a stepping stone on the path forward. Trig just reminded me. He, determined to help wash dishes with an oblivious mama not acknowledging his signs for “up!”, found me and a lazy dog blocking his way. He made his stepping stone.
Yet, viewers were unimpressed and lashed out at Mrs. Palin. (Scroll down for the post itself.)
1. Sarah Palin sparked anger by posting this picture online of her son Trig standing on the family dog.
2. The former Alaska governor touted the incident as a symbol of perseverance.
3. Commenters raged that Palin should have stopped the six-year-old climbing onto the dog.
4. Palin posted this message with the images, saying stumbling blocks should be used for good.
One viewer commented:
This is animal abuse!
Purchase a step stool!!!! GEEZ!!! This angers me!
Another viewer wrote:
How could you possibly think this is alright? What is wrong with you? I hope the ASPCA is pounding on your door to rescue this poor “lazy” dog at this very moment. Seriously, lady, get a freakin’ clue.
Yet another user wrote:
Not cute at all. Parents need to teach their children better than this.
And on it went…
Here is the post itself:
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