The need for internet fame is so ridiculous that a couple of teenage girls would actually tape their child (a 2 year old) allegedly on ecstasy. Well, they say that she was only pretending by doing what they told her to and they were filming her.
So, I actually watched the video and it is about to sensationalized for some drama. If you read the article below without seeing the video, you would be ready to send someone straight to jail without asking any questions. However, upon watching the video myself ... there are a few other issues that come to mind, the least of all is the little girl rolling her eyes.
I don't think the little girl is on a darn thing but foolishness. I have a young son and when he gets to acting foolish, he can do all kinds of things with his eyes that annoy me to no end and no matter how many times I tell him to stop, he will keep on doing it because he thinks it is funny.
The real issue is, why is the girl riding around in a car on the floor?! How many people are in that car? And was that a baby, out of a car seat, I saw in the back? And is it just me or did those girls look no older than 15? They are talking about popping ecstasy? Oh and the last thing is, they had a Christian radio program playing in the back. It doesn't get more ironic than that.
For their sake, I hope no one did slip that girl some drugs. I wish someone would try to mess with my kids or talk like that around my kids.
I'm sure you will have your own opinion. Here is the video link Child on Ecstasy and below is the full story from the Associated Press.
Van occupants from disturbing video foundVideo showed young girl acting strangely
(7/10/07 - HOUSTON) - Authorities have identified and interviewed the young women who videotaped themselves laughing at a toddler and joking that she had taken the drug Ecstasy.
It is still unclear whether the toddler, who was rolling her eyes and acting strangely while sitting unsecured on the floor of a van, had actually been given any drugs, said Lt. John Martin, a spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
The video runs 2 minutes and 28 seconds and shows a little girl who appears about 2 years old. As the young women in the van tease her, the toddler rolls her eyes back until only the whites are showing.
Some of the women can be heard laughing and seeming to suggest the drug Ecstasy might be responsible for the tot's behavior.
"Cookie, stop rolling, girl ... You shouldn't have popped no x," says one of the young women, as she squeezes the little girl's cheeks and taps her on her head, telling her to stop rolling her eyes.
The video originally appeared on YouTube before being removed and is also on the Web sites Digg and Parents Behaving Badly. It also shows an infant being handed from one person to another in the car's back seat.
The young women told an investigator that they got bored during a return trip from Padre Island and were playing with the little girl, who was just following instructions to roll her eyes back, Martin said.
In addition to the two children, there were seven people in the van -- the toddler's 21-year-old mother, two other adults and four teenage girls under 17, he said. All are from Houston.
No charges have been filed.
Harris County and Jackson County authorities became involved after several clues in the video indicated it had been filmed in the southeast Texas area. A map of Jackson County can be seen in the pocket of the car's front seat. An announcer from KHCB FM, a Christian radio station in Houston, and an instrumental version of Jesus Loves Me can be heard in the background. The signal from the 100,000-watt radio station reaches into Jackson County.
"We need to check on the safety of the child, to find out exactly what went on," said Jackson County Sheriff A.J. Louderback, whose agency was also involved in the investigation. "It's a pathetic situation. The attitude in that was vehicle was terrible. The laughter, the things that are said in the video were just pathetic."
The FBI's Houston office is also involved in the investigation.
Estella Olguin, a spokeswoman with Child Protective Services, said one of the passengers in the cars had a MySpace profile that identified her as a 17-year-old from "H-town" -- Houston. Before the profile was taken down, the girl said the video was not real, and that the toddler was a friend's niece who was just playing, Olguin said.
A CPS caseworker will look into the case to see if the agency has had prior contact with the family, Olguin said.
"We're going to be looking at the whole picture, not just this incident," she said.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)