A Henrico County, Virginia mother is incensed after finding out her children’s photos are being used on a racist meme. Ciara Logan discovered a stranger took photos of her children and captioned them for derogatory memes, CBS 6 reports.
“This has taught me a lesson,” Logan told the news station.
Logan, the mother of an 8-year-old boy and twin 2-year-old girls, noticed on Instagram that a stranger had liked three of her pictures that did not include the children. She then went to check out his page and saw a photo of her children featured as a meme with a caption declaring, “Harpo just won’t let them girls be.”
“To insinuate that my son is a pimp—or that my son is selling cars—because he has on a suit and he has two little girls with him—or to hashtag, ‘Keep him away from those girls,’ as if to say my son is a predator,” she said. “He’s an 8-year-old boy who is very caring, very loving, very nourishing, very protective of his sisters.”
“To have someone display my grandchildren with so much negative connotations and distastefulness … I was just in awe, and it needs to stop,” the children’s grandmother Louise Logan added.
The mother tried to contact the person behind the meme to have him remove it, but she said the poster blocked her, made his profile private and then changed his user name.
Logan has now changed her social media ways and keeps her Instagram postings private and isn’t sharing photos of her children. “Share them with the ones you love via text message,” Logan warned. “Get a page that is for family only, and private your page.”