An unsuspecting mother finds herself at the center of a fiery debate after her revealing outfit choice for school drop-offs sparks outrage among fellow parents.
The mother, Vanesa Medina, found herself in the spotlight after a video capturing her “inappropriate” clothing choice went viral.
Medina, both a model and a lawyer, became the center of attention after another parent at her son’s school in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, recorded her dropping off her child while wearing a barely-there pink playsuit.
The New York Post reported, “The short clip, which was filmed by another parent whose child attends the school, shows Medina in a skin-tight playsuit. She can be seen getting out of her car and grabbing her child’s bag before walking him to the gate. The daring outfit had a halter-necked top and a cut-out at the chest.”
As Medina returned to her car, the woman recording the video remarked that the clothes were “inappropriate” for young children to see. She further claimed it wasn’t the first time Medina had worn revealing attire during morning drop-offs. The video quickly spread on social media, where many concurred with the person behind the camera.
According to Page Six, “The video of the model, who previously won a Miss Fitness contest in Bolivia, quickly went viral on social media, where fellow critics agreed with the cameraperson that it was not the right outfit.”
Even Barstool Sports, a website primarily targeting male sports enthusiasts, chimed in on the situation, jokingly saying, “You know what’s not a problem there? Getting fathers to drop off their kids at school. And this is exactly why.”
The sports website also added, “From all the hard-working dads out there, you keep doing you, Vanesita. Let the haters hate from the nose bleeds. P.S. – thoughts and prayers (and lots of therapy) for this lady’s poor son.”
Despite some coming to her defense, Medina was visibly upset by the criticism and lashed out at the person who recorded the video, saying, “exposing my 4-year-old son without knowing that is a crime.”
She expressed gratitude to her supporters, stating, “I wanted to express my gratitude to everyone who sent messages of support, signs of affection and appreciation with such beautiful words, and defending me on social media over that video that went viral with bad intentions against me that the mother took.”
Medina was particularly perturbed by the woman who took the video, accusing her of “wanting to denigrate me, exposing herself with such contempt towards me.” She continued, “Her plans did not go as well as she wanted. She had the worst intentions by uploading it and exposing me, referring to me like that.”
In closing, Medina asserted, “I am a fit mommy who works hard and I take care of my son with all the love in the world, and I don’t do anything bad to anyone.”
Many who criticized Vanesa Medina did so from a standpoint of decency and common sense. They acknowledged that there is a time and place for scantily-clad outfits like the one she wore. While no one disputed Medina’s commitment to her fitness and modeling career, they argued that modesty is important in today’s world, where children are exposed to adult themes far too early. The critics essentially advised that if one wants to avoid being talked about, they should consider their actions, or else be prepared to face both criticism and compliments.
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