A few days ago, Canadian model Tillie Medland posted a cute video of her young nephew, Jetson, innocently sticking his hand down her sports bra and digging around for treasure. And by treasure, I mean boobs.
For some people (including me), the video is adorable. It’s literally a baby who touches a boob and doesn’t really understand what he’s doing, considering he is a baby with limited self-awareness. Super cute.
For others, though, the video was “perverted” and “disgusting,” which is pretty sad. There's no need to sexualize a toddler.
One user commented: “You need serious help to allow something like this to happen. I am so disturbed. This chick and the kids parents need to be locked up.”
Another user commented: “That’s disgusting that you didn’t stop him. If that was a little girl feeling up a guy it would be all over the news. You’re a pervert.”
Hmm. Well, okay. It’s too bad they didn’t like the video.
Since the video was posted, it’s been viewed over 60,000 times, and Medland has been bombarded with hateful comments and harsh criticism from people who fail to realize boobs exist to feed babies, which is why babies love boobs and they don’t discriminate. Seriously — that toddler might as well have been fussing with a bowl of applesauce.
In an interview with UNILAD, Medland said:
We were absolutely blown away by the response, both positively and otherwise. To be honest I still find this whole phenomenon hilarious but I am a little disgusted and disturbed by some of the responses ranging from creepy guys, to self righteous people.
I was holding Jetson. Initially when we were sitting in the chair he was just grabbing my top – which was funny enough – hence why Elena, Jetson’s mother, began to film.
Jetson decided to put his hand down my sports bra and started grabbing my breasts. He could see us all laughing and was loving the attention, and became even more enthusiastic.
I couldn’t believe it! I wasn’t sure how to react, Jetty was so cheeky and yet so adorable all at the same time.
There were plenty of people who had no sense of humour about it; who were taking it way too seriously and would say things like ‘this is horrible’ and that we’re teaching the kid to be some kind of sexual monster…I was like, ‘C’mon people he’s 2 years old!’
As far as I’m concerned, the video is hilarious and heartwarming, and certainly not to be taken too seriously. It’s mind-blowing to think that a little home video like this has provoked so much response.
My phone has not stopped ringing off the hook!! I’m slowly learning that there are far more creeps in the world then I used to think… But this is definitely an experience to remember.