The other day I came across someone sharing this particular post on facebook:
14 YEAR OLD BOY WAS SHOT 6 TIMES BY HIS STEPFATHER . THIS BOY WAS PROTECTING HIS LITTLE 6 YEAR OLD SISTER WHO WAS ABOUT TO BE RAPED BY THIS POOR … EXCUSE OF A MAN . THE LITTLE GIRL DID NOT GET HURT , THANKS TO HER BRAVE OLDER BROTHER . THEIR MOM WAS AT WORK WHEN THIS HAPPENED . NOW THIS BRAVE YOUNG LITTLE BOY IS FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE , BUT DOCTORS SAY HE WILL NOT SURVIVE UNLESS HE GETS AN OPERATION WHICH IS COSTLY AND HIS MOM CANNOT PAY . ALL FACE BOOK COMPANIES HAVE AGREED TO DONATE 45 CENTS FOR EVERY TIME SOMEONE POSTS THIS TO THEIR WALL . SO , PLEASE SHARE THIS ON YOUR WALL . SO , THAT TOGETHER WE CAN HELP SAVE THIS BOYS LIFE . I PASSED THIS MESSAGE DOWN. & “SHARE” FOR A LITTLE LIFE.
This is actually a hoax, but some people believed it was true and started sharing it.
Although their intend is good, I suggest to really read something and think about the implications for a while.
If this was actually true, then I would be very very concerned. Not only because of what happened, but also because of those “facebook companies”. Because apparantly they can donate 45 cent when you give enough shares and/or likes, but if you don’t then what? They stop giving a fuck? Suddenly they can’t donate 45 bloody cents anymore? About anyone can pay 45 cent, and certainly a company can.
So this was disturbing to me. To put terms on something so serious and basically say: “only when you share this enough, we will give a fuck about this little boys life, otherwise he can die”.
Thank goodness it is a hoax!
But please, always think before blindly accepting something. If a company would do such a thing, it has to be brought to light and not just accepted and shared.
More on the hoax:
Image stolen from Czech newspaper
As to the image above purporting to show the alleged victim of parental violence, it appears to have been stolen from a May 19, 2010 article in the Czech tabloid newspaper Bleskdescribing a criminal attack on a 13-year-old boy by multiple assailants in Teplice, Czech Republic.