Recently, one mother and daughter duo has gone viral on social media after a Southwest Airlines employee shared her name and ticket on social media while checking them in for their flight. The mother claims that her daughter, Abcde—pronounced ab-city—was mocked by airline employees openly and publicly. She told ABC News:
I said not everyone is nice and not everyone is going to be nice and it’s unfortunate. While I was sitting there, she took a picture of my boarding pass and chose to post it on social media, mocking my daughter. It was actually brought to my attention by somebody who had seen it on Facebook and reported it to Southwest Airlines.
The mom said that she saw the photo of her daughter’s boarding pass going viral online and felt that the company should take action against the employee for bullying her 5-year-old daughter.
The company responded with disciplinary action against the employee and issued an apology to the family.
“We take great pride in extending our Southwest Hospitality to all of our Customers, which includes living by the Golden Rule and treating every individual with respect, in person or online.”
However, many people on social media believe the mother was “asking for it” by naming her daughter Abcde.
You are mad someone is making fun of your girls name and you named her “Abcde”? What did you… think… was… gonna… happen… https://t.co/wpzu4rNBT4
— Chris D'Elia (@chrisdelia) November 29, 2018
If I ever meet someone who named their kid “abcde” I am going to kick them in the knee. What the living fuck is wrong with people? If there was ever a name that said my parents are attention whores, it’s that one.
— Jennifer Slopez (@JennSlowpez) November 29, 2018
Lady: I want the best for my child, and I’m not an attention whore.
Also Lady: This is my child Abcde, and you pronounced it wrong, and ruined her life. https://t.co/BATtnsQ9W5
— Faber (@dfaber84) November 29, 2018
This woman named her daughter "ABCDE"(pronounced Ab-City🤨) and expects for people to not make fun of her name. This should be considered child abuse cuz she gon get these jokes for the rest of her life. https://t.co/5M3OOEUix9
— Lakell "TASK" Pruitt #Excelsior (@UpToTASK) November 29, 2018
Now, it's time for the adult(s) who named their child "Abcde" to apologize. https://t.co/8qk2Orb4L5
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 30, 2018
We don’t want to have people making fun of our little daughter Abcde’s name, so we’re going to shine a light on our stupidity in naming her so the whole country can make fun of the name. Child services, where are you when you’re needed?
— Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) November 29, 2018
Giving your child a dumb name like ABCDE should be considered child abuse because you’re willing to condemn your child to a lifetime of mockery so you can get attention.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) November 29, 2018
You named your kid ABCDE.
— Karlie Hustle (@THEkarliehustle) November 30, 2018
Who do you side with?