Florida teen Malik Whiter is being criticized for posting a selfie with his pregnant teacher in the background. She was going into labor at the time:
Malik, clearly, is sporting a big smile as his business lecturer is suffering through what look to be serious labor pains. He Tweeted along with the caption:
“Selfie with my teacher while she having contractions.”
Of the seven-months pregnant Susana Halleck, he added, “I told her to smile and she said no.” He took the photo anyway to “commemorate the moment.”
The timing of the “moment” makes some Rihanna selfies look appropriate … maybe he was just really excited to meet her baby? Or for class to be over?
The teacher was rushed to the hospital, but it turned out to be a false alarm and both she and the baby are fine. As for the reactions to Malik’s move?
Some people got a kick out of it, while others were perplexed or even outraged that he’d choose to show his teacher in such an anguished moment.
Other people in the room were tending to her, in his defense.
While it may not have been the most intelligent or sensitive thing to do in that situation, he wasn’t putting her risk, and it clearly wasn’t mean-spirited.
On the contrary, really. Look at that smile!