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BMW Driver In Hot Water After Pic Of Kid Squished Against Massive TV Goes Viral

sydney.brooman 13 Aug 2019

It's pretty much impossible to be a perfect parent. When you're raising kids, you aren't always going to know what you're doing, and you're bound to make a few mistakes a long the way.

This didn't matter so much for our parents, but in the age of social media, one parenting slip-up can cause you to go viral for all the wrong reasons, and subsequently bring millions of unsolicited judgments on you and your life.

It's sometimes hard to tell if these 'saviors' are even well intended.

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Some people may be genuinely concerned about a child's well-being, but others are just jumping on an internet cancellation bandwagon, and it's often difficult to differentiate between the two.

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One Melbourne man recently got himself into some hot water after a photo of him driving went viral.

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The unidentified man was driving a BMW, which implies a certain level of lifestyle privilege all on its own.

Despite him seeming like he's got cash to blow, he left a local Australian tech shop with a purchase that he totally should have just paid delivery for.

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"When you drive a BMW, but can't afford the $50 delivery."

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At first glance, the scene is actually kind of funny. A guy with a BMW shoving a giant flat screen TV into his car rather than paying to get it delivered? People are weird like that all the time.

Unfortunately, after the Downshift AU Facebook page posted the photo, commenters began to swarm the post with concerns regarding a small detail that everyone had seemingly missed.

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The driver's kid was shoved in the back seat.

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Naturally, people weren't too pleased that this guy was forcing his child to ride dangerously squished against a giant TV during a car ride.

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"If you think this is alright, then you obviously don’t have kids. And that’s probably a good thing."

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"No problem if the back seat was empty," one person writes, "Pretty messed up loading like that with a kid in the back seat."

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But some people really didn't think it was that big of a deal.

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"Big deal," one man writes, "Nothing compared to when I was a kid."

Others even added that the TV should have more room, not the kid.

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A few users even said that they've seen worse.

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"I used to work at a Best Buy here in the states," this guy shares, "And I loaded a 70" Samsung in the back seat of a convertible BMW M6 with their kid in the back seat, so I’m not surprised here."

Are you surprised that a parent would be that unsafe, or do you think that the internet is overreacting?

h/t: Facebook

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