You guys saw the video of the 2 year old smoking toddler from Indonesia? Even the video in YouTube had sparked outrage that the video was taken down. When the clip of 2-year-old Sumatran Ardi Rizal puffing away surfaced on YouTube Wednesday, it spread to online social media like, well, fire.
In fact, his parents say Rizal throws a tantrum when they refuse to give him a cigarette. His father gave him his first smoke when he was just 18 months old. Oh man, and he puffs 40 cigarettes a day? That is overkill!
The smoking toddler was witnessed by a reporter who recently visited his home in the fishing village of Musi Banyuasin, in Indonesia’s South Sumatra province. Ardi, who is rarely seen without a cigarette, insists on the same brand, costing £3.78 a day. And to think that his family is not rich, imagine the added cigarette cost to their budget.
The kid does not look like a 2 year old, does he? But still, a kid is a kid and it is not just right that he smokes. Who to blame? Only one culprit, his parents. Smoking is awfully dangerous to adults, even more so to kids.