Christmas Photo
It was supposed to be a joke, but sensitivity ruined it. This was the experience of a Louisiana family who caught some minor criticisms from the very few loud voices who were offended by their Christmas photo.

The photo, taken by Hannah Hawkes Photography, has been attacked on Facebook by very few ignorant people who think it promotes violence against women. It features the female family members with tape over their mouths, the male child giving a thumbs up and the dad holding a photo that says "Peace on Earth."

The outrage prompted the photographer to post a message about the picture.
"After being silent, now isn't that ironic, I would like to speak! I have been called every name in the book, and have received some very hateful and vulgar comments and messages. I would like to say that as a female I do NOT and have never promoted violence to women! I do not support abuse, or the degradation of women. My controversial photo was taken by request by the family, and was in no way meant to promote abuse. This photo was taken with humor in mind, and was meant as a comical Christmas photo. I personally know this family, and have known them for many years. They are not abusive to their children in any shape or form. Also, I would like to add that no one was harmed during the process! So everyone have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and MAY GOD BLESS you and yours!"
Once the reply was posted, supporters came pouring in.

"I LOVED the photo....thought it was humorous and cute. People, quit trying to read something into every little thing you see...AND get your feelings off your shoulders and quit being so sensitive," wrote one Facebook user.

"Loved the pic! It's obviously a family joke and one that we hear often in our family too about us girls talking too much," wrote another. "If that's what the family wanted then good on them! I have a family pic of hubs and I facing each other and all of our kids being their own silly selves.... Who cares what the negative Nancy's think - they aren't paying for it!"

The photographer also posted photos of the family without the tape.