‘It’s a shame’: Down syndrome parents call for ban on ‘slut-shaming’

Down syndrome parent Julie and John Lea are angry their daughter has been dubbed a slut on social media and says she has no idea why the social media posts have been picked up by the media.

Julie, of The Lea Family, said her daughter is now the target of several posts, including one from an online community called Down Syndrome Car.

“She has a small car that she drives, but she’s been receiving a lot of attention for it,” she said.

She said she did not know what was happening on the social networks.

“I just want to know what’s going on.

She has not said anything.

I’m just very upset.”

The family are also angry about a Facebook post posted by the “sister” of Julie’s daughter, who wrote: “I can’t believe she has such a small body and a small voice.”

“We want her to know that the community she has created has nothing to do with her and everything to do, in her mind, with her body,” she added.

“We know she’s not the only one with a small-bodied child.”

She continued: “We just want her heard and we want her understood.”

Julie Lea said her 11-year-old daughter has had some negative comments and comments on her car.

Julia said she has been receiving messages from people calling her a slut, which has not only caused stress for her, but also hurt her daughter’s feelings.

In a Facebook comment, one person wrote: “You have a tiny little body.

In another Facebook post, another person wrote, “This is what a whore looks like. “

I would hope she would not want to be called a slut and feel humiliated for it, but we just don’t know yet.”

In another Facebook post, another person wrote, “This is what a whore looks like.

The more you insult her the more you make her feel ashamed of herself.

Do you really think a little slut like you can handle being called a whore?”

Julie said her own daughter has not been called a “slut” and that she is not sure what the comments have come from.

Asked if she would be upset if her daughter was called a slutt, Julie said: “No, she is a little bit embarrassed about it.

I don’t even know what she has done.

It’s just been a bit of a weird moment.”

Her daughter’s social media profile is now missing, and she said her family would not be commenting on it.

“It’s very upsetting,” she told Newsbeat.

But Julie said the community had created a lot more attention for her daughter than they had expected.

They had expected the community would not have made so much of a splash.

If the community is not taken seriously, it has a real impact on a child’s life, she said, adding that she did want to “stop it”.

“It doesn’t really matter if they’re in the news, it’s not worth the media attention to them,” she continued.

Her family are now in contact with the police, but no arrests have been made and she is hopeful the issue will be resolved.

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