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There's one problem with that 'pierced baby' photo that everyone is talking about

(Enedina Vance / Facebook via Newsource)

It isn't real.

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Enedina Vance is a strong advocate against piercing and circumcising children. So to get her point across, Vance captured the attention of millions after she posted a picture of her child with that appeared to be a dimple piercing paired with caption:

It looks so cute, right?!! I just know she's gonna love it!! She'll thank me when she's older lol If she decides she doesn't like it, she can just take it out, no big deal ????
I'm the parent, she is MY CHILD, I will do whatever I want!! I make all of her decisions until she's 18, I made her, I own her!! I don't need anyone's permission, I think it's better, cuter, & I prefer her to have her dimple pierced. Its NOT abuse!! If it was, it would be illegal, but it's not. People pierce their babies everyday, this is no different ????
MY BABY, MY CHOICE!! PARENT'S CHOICE, PARENT'S RIGHTS!! Don't judge my parenting, we all raise our kids differently, it's none of your business anyway!!

Naturally, the Internet reacted with poise, dignity and a civil, well-manner discussion about parents' purview over their offspring's body. Ha. The post, much like the previous sentence in this paragraph, is tagged with #sarcasm.

Instead Vance received death threats and warnings of calls to child protective services after the post was shared more than 13,000 times as of Thursday.


The piercing was actually faked - pasted onto her child's face - but the conversations about body rights became very real.

"The reaction that parents have when they see this beautiful perfect baby being ... mutilated, that initial shock, that reaction of anger, I want them to hold on to that," Vance told CNN.

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