The mod­ern world is full of sickos and trolls

The Citizen (KZN) - - Letters -

Th­ese days you can’t com­pli­ment a child with­out be­ing la­belled as a pae­dophile, writes Garry.

How times have changed. This world is full of sickos or trolls whose only aim in life is to place oth­ers in com­pro­mis­ing po­si­tions.

Forty odd years years ago when my kids were small and we vis­ited a shop­ping cen­tre – there were no malls in those days – peo­ple of­ten ap­proached us and com­mented on our chil­dren’s curly blonde hair and blue eyes.

We of­ten did the same with other chil­dren.

To­day if you dare not do that, you will im­me­di­ately be looked at with sus­pi­cion and wrongly cast as a pos­si­ble pae­dophile.

It is so sad that one can no longer com­pli­ment other peo­ple’s chil­dren in a pub­lic place with­out be­ing glared at.

I read of two in­stances just the other day.

A dot­ing, lov­ing fa­ther was taken to task for cud­dling his sev­enyear-old daugh­ter and an­other per­son was bad mouthed on so­cial me­dia for kiss­ing his young daugh­ter on the lips.

My girls are mid­dle aged now and I still hug and kiss them be­cause I love them as a fa­ther.

It is not the in­no­cent ac­tions of th­ese fa­thers, but the sick and weird minds, to­gether with the evil tongues of those on so­cial me­dia, that cause all the un­nec­es­sary public­ity.

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