Parent-shaming is one of the more unfortunate online trends, as judgmental moms and dads will take any opportunity to call out their fellow parents for the length of their kid’s hair, letting them ride the bus, or how they cook. One dad decided to have a bit of fun with these backseat parents by trolling them with the power of photoshop. Stephen Crowley, a designer from Dublin, revealed on Reddit that he had been photoshopping his young daughter Hannah into “marginally dangerous situations” primarily to get a rise out of people who were foolish enough to believe the photos were real.
Crowley first began creating these hilarious photos back in 2017, when Hannah was in and out of the hospital with a very rare condition called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), which required a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. Fortunately, his daughter made it through the treatment and he told Parents Magazine she is doing much better but still, he felt his daughter had been forced to miss out on a lot of “normal things” that kids experience, so he began taking a lot of photos. After a while, Crowley came up with the idea of putting his daughter in scenarios that were definitely not safe for a one-year-old, like sitting on a bridge without anyone there to hold her.
Or playing with knives in the kitchen.
Or even driving.
Crowley posted the photos on Reddit, where they blew up. He told Parents Magazine that while most people got the joke, a few parent-shamers couldn’t quite see the obvious humor and tried to call him out for his terrible parenting.