She trotted her kids out in front of the rock-throwing mob to pose for propaganda photos. The best thing she could do for her kids is to put them in danger by storming the border?
Why are her kids in diapers with no pants with one in flipflops and one without shoes at all? For the effect? She has a nice pair of socks and sneakers… Both of these children are well past the age to wear diapers.
“It wasn’t right that they acted that way with kids. They have kids too … Like I told you, I’m a mother who needs a job. I work to help my kids move forward and give them the best.” – mother in now viral photo https://t.co/pg2BNj8Yov
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 27, 2018
The mother that was featured in a now viral photo taken outside the U.S. border in Mexico after being exposed to tear gas condemned the country’s use of it and said that she needs a job, in an interview with BuzzFeed News published Monday.
Maria Meza, 39, was reportedly with her five children when they were hit with tear gas after many migrants decided to storm the border. A photo of her grabbing two young children by the arms and appearing to run from the gas went viral. The photo was taken by Kim Kyung-Hoon of Reuters.
During her interview with BuzzFeed News, she said:
I brought five of my kids with me yesterday. I was there with them at the wall. I felt sad, scared, and wanted to cry. Thats when I grabbed my daughters and ran. I thought my kids were going to die with me because of the gas we inhaled. We started running, and we fell in the mud, but when I wanted to rise and get up, I couldn’t. Another guy grabbed me by the hand and helped me get up. They know we are human beings just like them. It wasn’t right that they acted that way with kids. They have kids too, and they should’ve thought about their own kids, just like they should’ve thought about ours. It wasn’t right what they did, to throw [tear gas] bombs. I’m praying to God. I know that he will open the doors so that we can enter, or if we stay in Tijuana, he’ll open the doors so they will be able to give us, maybe, some sort of papers so that we can stay and work here. Like I told you, I’m a mother who needs a job. I work to help my kids move forward and give them the best. More
Even if the photo is not staged, it’s still very deceptive, making it appear the entire invading “caravan” is mostly women and children.
I can guarantee you that the photographer hung out with a bunch of women and children and took pictures exclusively of them, ignoring any violent males in the group and then picked this photo out of the thousands to have the most emotional impact.