RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. — A mother is speaking out after she found pictures of her daughter turned into offensive memes on Facebook.
Ashton Hamner said photos of her 16-month-old daughter, Lennox, was stolen from her Facebook page and reposted with offensive captions, according to WAFF.
“They were making fun of her for being bald and saying she had cancer and that I should kill her and that she was retarded and really hateful things,” Hamner said to WAFF.
Hamner discovered the photos when a friend mentioned her in one of the pictures posted on Facebook.
“I cried. That’s all I could do. I was very upset about it I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
A legal analyst said to WAFF that pictures on social media can be reposted, but once they are altered with a headline or caption, it could be defamation of character.
The mother reported the pictures to Facebook and they were taken down . Hamner is speaking out about the incident to make sure it doesn’t happen to other mothers. She has since changed her privacy settings and made all her pictures on Facebook private.