This weekend, tragedy was averted when a 4-year-old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo was rescued safely. Tragedy was averted for the 4-year-old and his family, that is—but gorilla tragedy happened big time when zoo staff shot and killed the gorilla. Now, people on social media are going after the kid's mom, claiming that she wasn't doing a good enough job of watching her kid and that she, ultimately, is to blame for 17-year-old silverback gorilla Harambe's death.
Specifically, other kids and teens are wondering what their moms would do if they happened to fall into a gorilla pen, because life is dangerous. And as it turns out, lots of moms are jokers. Unless they're not joking, in which case, yikes. Kids, your best bet here is just to not fall into a gorilla pen, okay? Your mom is already busy enough without having to worry about dragging your careless ass out of a pit of wild animals.