There is an image that appears on an individual's Facebook page with the caption "7 years of bad luck for those who don't like and type amen." The image is of a child with short hair, two black eyes that are swollen shut, heavy bruising around the right shoulder, and a spider like injury to the entirety of their right cheek, There is an inset image, of supposedly, the same child with pigtails, no bruising, and no stitches.
There is no explanation as to what happened to this poor child. I'm not even sure that both images are of the same child. Looking closely (much closer than I would have liked) you notice that the battered child has short hair. Admittedly, it may have been cut to treat the injuries.
What the Hell was this person thinking to post such an image with no explanation whatsoever?
NO I'm not going to "like" an image of a battered, or otherwise seriously injured, child. I don't think it's appropriate to say "Amen" (as almost half a million other people already have) to someone else's pain and suffering.
For the individual to be indicating that I will get seven years bad luck if I don't comply is simply outrageous. It would seem that the masses appreciate a healthy dose of superstition sprinkled over their religion. It appears to go a long way to making them click "like" and say "amen" ... Like lambs to the slaughter.
I did report the image to Facebook. Within their well defined reporting system Facebook has a survey section that specifically identifies what may be wrong with images. I clicked the statement "This advocates violence or harm to a person or animal"
I have been given enough reason in this lifetime to believe I am one of a kind. I am sincerely hoping that's not the case with this issue.
Honestly, for seven years of bad luck, I'll break that mirror every time.
Hi! My name is Cheryl. All of my work is inspired by my senses. Sometimes my sixth sense comes into play. At other times I'll inject a healthy dose of common sense.