A mother recently asked in a Facebook post whether someone could help Photoshop her stepson out of family photos.
In a post—which appears to now be deleted—the woman shared several photos of her family, which consists of herself, her husband, and their three sons.
In one of the photos, two of the children sit on her lap while the third child, her stepson, sits by himself to the right of the family—with a noticeable gap between him and the rest of the family.
“Is there anyway ya’ll [sic] could remove the kid to the right in these pictures?” she commented under the photo of the family together. “He’s my stepson and I love these pictures of us together but I also didn’t get any good ones with just two without him. Also remove him from the full family pictures please. Thanks in advance.”
Presumably due to the fierce backlash she received for her post, the women revised her Facebook photo caption.
“EDIT: I love my stepson but I do want some without him in them. I already posted these ones but I just want to have it both ways,” she said.
The post made its way to Reddit, nevertheless, and the “mother of the year” was publicly dragged.
“I’m sorry, she’s a cow, and she should have been the one cut out, because she married into the family you were born into, so I hope she got hers,” redditor @ItCountsForSomething wrote in the “I am a Total Piece of Shit” subreddit.
Others felt sorry for the stepson and directed their responses at him.
“God that’s hurtful, I felt that, I’m really very sorry. I really hope someone stuck up for you, and if not please remember that her emotional immaturity is neither your doing nor your problem. She will be a lonely old lady at that rate,” redditor @Clareffb wrote.