Horrific moment an adult feeds vodka to a BABY by pouring a pre-mixed vodka drink down the infant’s throat
- Footage has emerged of baby drinking a pre-mixed vodka drink on the weekend
- The video was circulated on social media platforms following a music festival
- Authorities in New Zealand are distressed regarding the contents of the video
Shocking social media footage has emerged showing a baby being fed a pre-mixed vodka drink.
The footage showed a baby in New Zealand being given a Long White, which is a vodka drink mixed with spring water, and was circulated on social media over the weekend.
Footage showed the infant propped up on a while pillow beside a man while a woman with a One Love music festival wristband poured alcohol down the baby’s throat.
The footage circulated on social media at the weekend of a baby in New Zealand being given a Long White, which is triple-distilled vodka with spring water
One Love was a music festival held in Tauranga, in the North Island’s Bay of Plenty region, on the weekend.
A caption over the video read ‘fml’ with an emoji of a man putting his head in his hands and a crying of laughter emoji.
Long Whites have an alcohol level of 4.8 per cent.
Daily Mail Australia does not suggest the infant actually consumed any alcohol. The video clip has since been deleted.
A man, believed to be the one in the video, has hit back at the social media outrage over the image.
‘I’m being threatened over a Facebook post [because] of the video about my baby,’ the man wrote, according to the New Zealand Herald.
Footage showed the infant propped up on a while pillow beside a man while a woman with a One Love wrist band pour alcohol down the baby’s throat.
‘Me and my wife and a couple of my mates were there and we [were] just joking around [with] her.’
He said he would be an ‘idiot’ if he actually let his child consume the alcohol and that his child are ‘his heart’.
A second image, believed to be of the same man, showed a picture of a man holding a beer up to a baby’s mouth at a bar with the caption ‘her first Xmas eve and beer’.
Authorities in New Zealand said they were distressed about the video.
Dr Harriette Carr, Deputy Director of Public Health, said the Ministry of Health were ‘appalled’ at the footage.
‘The Ministry does not recommend babies or children be given alcoholic drinks,’ Dr Carr said.
‘Alcohol has been shown to be harmful for the unborn child, babies and children, particularly affecting brain development.’
Authorities in New Zealand are distressed regarding the contents of the video
Meanwhile the Oranga Tamariki, also known as the Ministry of Children, said the department is taking the incident seriously.
‘We are aware of a video that has been circulating on social media, and will work with police as necessary,’ a spokesperson said.
New Zealand Police said they have not received a complaint about the video.
‘Police is not aware of any report or complaint to us in relation to this matter,’ a spokesperson said.
‘Based on the information available from the video, it is not possible to confirm if a criminal offence has taken place.
‘If indeed alcohol has been given to a baby, we would concur with our Ministry of Health colleagues who have described such behaviour as appalling.’