Recently, we covered the inspirational story of a young lad who had just celebrated his first birthday – after doctors told his parents he never would.
Jaxon Emmett Buell, whose nickname is Jaxon Strong, was born with an extreme birth defect called Microhydranencephaly, where the brain and skull don’t form properly. Since coming to light, his story has gone viral twice, but his birthday milestone caught the attention of the world last week.
However, on Monday, professional troll and all-around bad shit Katie Hopkins weighed in on the situation, and did so with a controversial twist. Obviously.
Plain wrong. If your baby has half a head, you don't have it. Cruel and inhumane. pic.twitter.com/05tYESOynN
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) September 28, 2015
In the tweet, she claims that children like Jaxon should never even be born, by stating: “If your baby has half a head, you don’t have it.”
People didn’t take kindly to this, and one of those people was Perez Hilton, who recently shared the ‘Celebrity’ Big Brother house with her.
@KTHopkins Remember what I said about your children? I hope you don't have any guns or sharp knives around the house! You evil cunt!
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) September 28, 2015
Other people were just disgusted.
— Michelle (@Pen80) September 28, 2015
@KTHopkins Seriously Hopkins. I don't even have words for what I've just read. You absolutely DISGUST me!
— Tash (@tasha960) September 28, 2015
.@KTHopkins do you have these parents' permission to use this photo? Have you really sunk this low? Have you literally no shame at all?
— Claire (@Novembervivi) September 28, 2015
@KTHopkins How can you? How can The Mail allow you to work for them? How can you be allowed near children, even your own? Too far…
— Baudelaire (@DanteBaudelaire) September 28, 2015
@KTHopkins I would say this little lad is going to have a happier future than your poor children with a mother like you
— kaytie (@Kaytie10) September 28, 2015
Jaxon’s proud parents, Brandon and Brittany, were given the option to terminate his pregnancy at around six months in. But they couldn’t go through with it.
Amazingly, he survived the pregnancy, and against the odds “was thriving” upon release from hospital.
Today, his story has caught the attention of hundreds of thousands of people, and his Facebook page is packed with inspirational messages from caring souls around the world. There is even a GoFundMe page that has attracted almost $100,000 in donations, which will go towards future medical costs.
@KTHopkins That baby is beautiful who are you to judge anybody ?
— ❤❤Rachel Anne❤❤ (@McDonaldRmd) September 28, 2015
Awesome stuff. I think you can say that’s a collective “f*ck you” to Katie Hopkins.