“I decided that I would turn it into something positive,” said Jessica Benton, mother of Landon Lee.
Meet 10-month-old Landon Lee, a baby Instagram star with nearly 42,000 followers.
babylandonlee / Jessica Benton / Via instagram.com
His mother, Jessica Benton, from Illinois, created baby Landon's Instagram account in October 2015 so she could follow other cute baby Instagram pages, trendy baby brands, and online baby stores.
« I wanted to dress him really cute, but I also didn't want to overshare photos of him on Facebook, » she said. « On Instagram I didn't have friends and family following me [on] there, so I could put as many photos [of Landon] up as I wanted. »
But then something horrible happened. Someone took a photo from Landon’s Instagram account, posted it on their Facebook page with the caption « Stuff Curry », and encouraged others to make fat-shaming jokes about the baby.
BabyLandonLee / Jessica Benton / Via Instagram
The photo, which has still not been taken down, has since been shared over 9,000 times. « And from there it went to [entertainment websites] WorldStar HipHop, Hood Vines, and all these other places, » Benton said.
Benton, who is a member of a private breastfeeding group on Facebook, said another member recognised the photo of Landon and brought it to her attention.