Baby With Mermaid Syndrome - Yet Another Like-Farming Sick Baby Hoax
Facebook message featuring an image of a child with her legs fused together being attended to by a surgeon claims that Facebook and CNN will pay $20 per like, $50 per comment and $100 per share to help pay the child's medical expenses.
The message is just one more disgraceful sick baby hoax perpetrated by that most vile of Internet users, the Facebook
like-whore. These sewer-dwellers steal images of children and create such hoaxes simply to collect Likes for their Facebook Pages and drive traffic to their websites. The child in the photograph is - now nine year old - Milagros Cerron from Peru. Milagros has sirenomelia, or mermaid syndrome. She has had operations to help her condition but has ongoing health issues. Do not cater to the sick and twisted desires of the immoral swine who create these hoaxes by likings sharing, or commenting on their material. Sharing such hoaxes is immoral and irresponsible and will help nobody, least of all the pictured child.
The parents can't afford it so CNN and Facebook are agreeing to pay half the expenses for the family and the kid so please dont ignore and help and spread the word
1 Like = 20$
1 comment = 50$
1 share = 100$
Like us if ur older than 10--> Like if your older than 10
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According to this Facebook message, which features am image of a young child with a malformation in which her legs are fused together, claims that users can help the child just by liking, sharing and commenting on her picture. The message makes the utterly absurd suggestion that Facebook and CNN will donate a total of $170 to help the child's family cover medical expenses whenever a user likes, shares and comments on the image.
However, the message is just one more disgusting hoax in a long series of such hoaxes
that have featured many stolen images of sick, injured or starving children. The heartless, sewer-dwelling scum who create these hoaxes are
beneath contempt and are fittingly referred to as "like-whores" by the Internet community. They take pictures of the children from other sources and reuse them without permission. These hoaxes can cause great distress to the families of the pictured children and - of course - the children themselves. The perpetrators of these hoaxes feast like maggots on the willingness of users to help children in distress.
Why may you ask would anybody stoop so low as to create a hoax that used stolen pictures of a seriously ill baby? Disgustingly, the motivation behind this hoax and a great many others of its ilk is nothing more than to garner likes for Facebook Pages and drive traffic to the hoax maker's websites. Facebook Pages that accumulate large numbers of Likes can later be sold on the black market
and/or used to spam out promotional material and launch further scam campaigns.
The youngster whose picture has been so misused
in this hoax is Milagros Cerron from Peru. Milagros was born with sirenomelia
, also know as mermaid syndrome, a rare, congenital malformation that fused her legs together. Milagros is now nine years old, but the above picture was taken in 2005. Milagros has already had several operations to help
seperate her legs and more will be necessary. Milagros has reportedly made good progress but has ongoing health problems that still need to be addressed. The city of Lima has pledged to pay
for further operations.
So how can we fight against these like-whores? Don't be taken in! Any message that claims that Facebook or another entity will donate money when people like or share a picture of a sick child is sure to be a hoax. No reputable company is ever likely to agree to such an absurd and uncontrolled fund-raising campaign. Do not like or share any material posted by these parasites. Ever. And do not comment on it, even to berate the perpetrator. Commenting just spreads the message further.
Report the message to Facebook. Although Facebook is notoriously - and reprehensibly - unresponsive with regard to such hoaxes, they have removed at least a few, so reporting is still recommended. Also, please take the time to let your Facebook friends know about such hoaxes so that they will not be caught out if one comes their way.
Last updated: May 27, 2013
First published: May 27, 2013
Research: David White, Brett Christensen
By Brett M. Christensen