Social media reacts mercilessly to Prince George’s playing with a toy gun
Beaufort Polo Club: Several pictures of Prince Georges have recently been shared on social media, showing him sitting on the grass next to his mother (along with another woman and other children), and playing with a toy gun. The pictures were taken on Sunday at Beaufort Polo Club.
The photos taken last Sunday triggered controversies and debates all over social media. Prince George, who is only four years old, was enjoying playtime with his sister Charlotte and some other friends. The picture was taken without anyone being let known about it.
The mother of the future king, Kate Middleton, who recently also gave birth to her third child, was innocently enjoying a little break, as the family had come to the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy at Beaufort Polo Club to watch Prince William play. The mother was sitting on the grass with her children, and smiling while watching the Polo game.
Many social media users commented on the photographs and criticized both parents for allowing their son to play with a toy gun. Users took things very seriously and expressed how irresponsible the parents were.
One user wrote: “Completely tone deaf of Kate… to give Prince George a toy gun. Doesn’t she read the papers in her own country with all the gun deaths? If the Duchess of Sussex had done this, she would be excoriated in the media! Lucky George isn’t black or police would have shot him.”
Another shared the following statement: “#PrinceGeorge playing with a toy gun! Unbelievable! #KensingtonPalace shame!.”
Another person expressed concerns about the gun looking too real: “This isn’t okay anymore… My American side here, biased maybe b/c of everyday #gunviolence in USA, but my British side agrees. No child in this day and age should look at any gun as a fun toy. This looks far too real.”
Thankfully, not everyone has been harsh and merciless to Prince George and his parents. Some users also came to their rescue.
One user wrote: “See a lot of talk in the media about Prince George playing with a toy gun. He is only a 4-year-old child. Really think some of SJWs need to get a life.”
Another wrote: “Prince George sitting out in the sun playing with toy guns and water pistols like every other normal child in the world is not the problem, it’s the freaks who actually think it’s newsworthy enough to pass comment and who are dying to be offended by it who are the problem.”
One user even urged people to let poor George live a normal kid life without interfering this much: “People are complaining because Prince George had a plastic gun. I had a plastic gun when I was little guess what I grew out of it I didn’t grow up to be a mass shooter or become obsessed with guns I hate guns now so just leave the boy alone and let him be a child.”
The couple certainly did not imagine their outing would result in such debates and controversies. People have been very reactive to this photo; a lot more than one could expect.