The Internet's Fighting Over Who To Blame For The Disney World Alligator Attack
A 2-year-old boy is likely dead after being dragged into water by an alligator at Walt Disney World in Orlando — but the internet is more concerned with who's to blame.
As officials work to recover the body from the Seven Seas Lagoon, many are pointing the finger at the boy's parents.
They're voicing their opinions with insensitive tweets like these:
But the voices have been silenced by one woman who summed it up perfectly:
And others are standing strong with the parents:
The boy, who was on vacation with his parents and two siblings from Nebraska, had been playing at the edge of the lagoon while his father looked on.
The father ran into the water and tried to grab his son, Orlando Sheriff Jerry Demings said at a news conference, but couldn't pry him away.
A witness estimated the gator was anywhere from four to seven feet long, according to USA Today.
Authorities were still searching for him via boats, helicopters, divers and sonar equipment.
But the sheriff said the search is now a body recovery operation as it has been more than 15 hours since the attack.