When I grow up...

2010-04-01 11:51

A video posted on the internet of a toddler smoking, swearing and

making lewd sexual gestures has shocked Indonesia, reports said on

Thursday.

The short video appeared on YouTube over the weekend but was

removed by the website on Wednesday for violating its terms of use, The Jakarta

Globe daily reported.

It showed a boy aged about four puffing on a highly toxic clove

cigarette, blowing smoke rings and swearing in an east Java dialect with the

encouragement of adults, who can be heard laughing in the background.

Responding to questions from the adults, the child, called Sandy,

said he wanted to be a thief when he grew up and spend his money on

prostitutes.

Sitting on a tricycle, he also said his favourite thing in the

world was “vaginas” and thrust his hips when asked to simulate

intercourse.

Child protection officials told The Jakarta Globe that the video

represented child abuse. The boy is believed to be from Malang, a town in east

Java.

“There should be immediate psychological and medical treatment for

the little boy as it will disturb his development. He cannot be like this,”

National Commission for Child Protection chairperson, Seto Mulyadi, was quoted

as saying.

Police have been urged to launch an investigation into who posted

the video.



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