A photo showing a 19-month old Chinese toddler drinking a bottle of beer has sparked outrage online.
According to local reports, the photo of little Tangtang drinking beer was taken in the town of Chongqing and uploaded on Tuesday morning by the Chinese Central Television (CCTV).
The boy’s 31-year old father admitted that he once gave the child a few drops of beer during a family gathering to ‘foster the child’s courage,’ and that he wanted to ‘train’ his boy to become an ‘early drinker.’ Tangtang ended up getting ‘drunk’ that day … and since then has ditched his milk for the alcohol.
According to his dad, Tangtang gets excited once he sights a beer bottle and once he gets hold of it, he won’t let go until he has downed at least half of the liquor. ‘The beer has become his new milk,’ he said.
Tangtang’s dad now says he regrets his actions.
This is not the first time something like this has occurred in China. Last year, we reported about a 2-year old kid who became known as ‘The Little Winebibber’ for drinking beer since when he was 10 months old.