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‘Mean’ moms create Facebook group bashing ‘ugly’ kids

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Nov 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-11 10:20:45-05

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WPBF/CNN) – A Florida mother said she’s “disgusted” by a Facebook group where other moms bashed the pictures of other people’s children.

“It’s disgusting…it’s horrible,” mother Melissa Antenucci said.

A Facebook group selling gently used baby clothes, had a cruel secret spinoff group new mom Antenucci discovered by accident.

“And they decided to make fun of disabled and premature little girls,” she said.

Antenucci said the group was copying pictures of other people’s children and then posting cruel criticisms.

Under one picture of a toddler one mom wrote, “you can absolutely not fix ugly…this is a god given example of such.”

That same woman posted a picture of another child saying “no, just no…”

And a second mom wrote “an ugly baby thread…I have died and gone to heaven…why can’t you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?”

“The things that these mothers said were the most horrific things that I have ever seen being a mom and knowing that they are moms,” Antenucci said.

Antenucci said people were shocked to find their children being made fun of.

One mom fired back with a picture of her premature daughter in the hospital next to how she looks now and wrote, “this is “my daughter” that is being made fun of because she is delayed…so funny, huh? Sick…”

“I mean, they used their own profiles…it wasn’t like it was secretive at all,” Antenucci said.

Antenucci and another mom started copying and pasting the mean postings on their own walls, and one of the mothers making fun of the children responded saying, “this is Facebook, not the Salem witch hunt….this is a free country and I was laughing because it was funny….thanks for your comments, next.”

But Antenucci said she and the other outraged mothers aren’t moving on.

“We have zero tolerance, you are bullying babies. You’re not even bullying your peers,” she said. “You’re bullying babies. No.”

When confronted, most of the moms involved deactivated their Facebook accounts.

Antenucci and her friends reported the incident to Facebook, which told them they are investigating.

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