A video showing a woman flipping a baby has gone viral (again), with claims that the FBI is currently seeking the young lady for torturing the child. Is this story true or false?
The video depicts the controversial practice of “baby yoga” in Russia, which is not illegal in that country. The woman in the video is not under the jurisdiction of the FBI, thus they are not looking for her. Let’s take a look at the claim being made:
Baby being tortured for fun. FBI ARE SEARCHING FOR THIS WOMAN WHO IS SEEM FLIPPING A BABY AROUND UPSIDE DOWN. THEY ARE ASKING U TO SHARE THIS VIDEO AND ASKING ANYBODY WHO KNOWS THIS WOMAN TO TURN HER IN TO THE FBI OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
This video is actually sick, This video has made me and im sure others around the world cry for this baby. I cant imagine what these people are actually thinking. Share this video, We need it to go viral and get these people BEHIND BARS! JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED!
The video shows a young woman flipping a naked baby in a variety of movements. It originally went viral in February 2013, and has had several resurgences since then. Although the baby is heard crying and becomes red throughout the “session,” the woman in the video states, “He wants me to do it,” and “He likes it like this.”
You can view the video here, and keep in mind that it may be disturbing to some viewers.
The Daily Mail interviewed a proponent of the practice. Lena Fokina stated, “The method was originally developed to cure and correct the health of children having muscular or skeletal problems but it is also suitable for healthy children. The movements are designed to improve their muscular abilities and development. And the children often turn out to be early readers, singers, talkers, swimmers. It also makes their hands stronger. We are humanists and we don’t do anything wrong.”
Those who practice extreme forms of baby yoga such as this believe that it increases blood flow, increasing the child’s size and strength.
The video shows the controversial practice of baby yoga, which is legal in Russia where the video was shot. The FBI is not looking for the woman.
- What sort of person does this to a baby? Small child is swung full circle as giggling adults watch ‘child yoga’ (Jill Reilly, Daily Mail: February 15, 2013)
- Shocking: Mother Swings, Flips Infant Around for ‘Baby Yoga’ (Heather Manes, Opposing Views: February 15, 2013)