Yong Liao, a 39-year old Taiwanese man, was filmed by his giggling wife driving his car with his 1-month old son firmly strapped on the steering wheel … and then they uploaded the video online, thinking that it would be funny.
Instead, the video instantly went viral, with many people expressing outrage and blasting the two for allegedly committing child abuse. Apparently unable to deal with the backlash, they later took the video down, but not before his 34-year old wife Xia Lung wrote in defense, ‘I don’t know what everyone is complaining about, we weren’t on a main road at the time, we were only at a service station.’
Reacting to the uproar, Wang Wei-Jun, the director of the Taiwanese Committee for the Improvement of Children’s Rights, said, ‘What the video shows does not seem as if it is intentional abuse of the child, although I think it’s fair to say that the parents are a bad example for others and that the activity is certainly dangerous.’
Watch the video below, and tell us what you think.