Viral Video Shows Man Hanging Child off Cliff for Family Photo Opportunity

A clip has been doing the rounds across social media, showing a man hanging his toddler son off the edge of a cliff while another family member takes a photo. First posted to Chinese social media site Weibo, the man has since faced the wrath of the internet for his actions.

The video was allegedly recorded in Beijing, near Hongjing Road, which is a 12-mile long section of the highway known for its scenery. A popular spot with locals, visitors are often seen close to the edge, sat with their legs dangling off. In the video, however, one man went further and allowed the child to hang off the edge. It’s unclear how deep the drop is, although the road in parts is 905 meters (2,969 feet) above sea level.

The Daily Mail reports that someone can be heard on the video saying, “Look, look! The kid’s hands are shaking!”

As the story gains momentum internationally, critical comments have been mounting up, with one saying the man is "undeserving of being a parent. I feel so sorry for the child to have parents like this."

Another added, "Oh my god, taking your child's life as a joke just for some photos! A bunch of stupid and thoughtless idiots!"

Those featured in the video are yet to be identified.

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jim hughes's picture

I once saw a guy set his toddler on the handrail of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so scary I had to look away.

Cool Cat's picture

It's a crazy world we live in. No respect for life. People even abort life itself. Pretty sick.

Cool Cat's picture

Now we know where you stand. If you think taking life is political you are really sick.

Hunter Chan's picture

(In a stern and powerful voice)

Neu Porabno's picture

It’s your personal opinion or belief. Do not threaten others who think differently!

This is a photography forum and not the place for your judgmental opinions.

Cool Cat's picture

Since when did I threatened anyone. If you don't like "my opinion" find another form.

Neu Porabno's picture

“ If you think taking life is political you are really sick. “

Cool Cat's picture

That is not a threat. Just facts! I guess not everyone knows the difference.

Fristen Lasten's picture

Let's take up a collection for just-minted three-time-commenter Butt McDingus. Sounds like he's seriously off his meds.

Hunter Chan's picture

Ancient people eat their kids in wars when there are no food. Hypocrites they are.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Wtf is wrong with these people.

Cool Cat's picture

I decided to read a few of Dingus other post just for fun. I almost died laughing. This guy really needs therapy.

Boy W Camera's picture

Therapists have been my clients and I can't imagine them telling you that.

I know you are just speaking rhetorically, for effect, and you must be enjoying yourself.

You apparently have the ability to amuse people, and that is not all bad. But many seem to reject your theses? No matter.

Carry on, Dingus.

anthony marsh's picture

It completely validates DARWINISM.