This is not a picture of a mum snorting drugs in front of a child

Published: 10th May 2019

In brief

Claim

This image shows a mother snorting drugs in front of her child.

Conclusion

It’s a joke photo taken by a comedian.

An image claiming to show a woman snorting drugs in front of a child has been shared over 17,000 times. Commenters below the photo shared their disgust and condemned the woman.

However, the image is actually a joke shared by comedian Janell Lenfert in 2015, along with the caption “If you need a babysitter, please let me know!”

Snopes contacted the comedian in January 2019 after the image went viral. Lenfert said “That is baking flour we used in the picture… it’s not real of course. It’s comedy! Hope this helps people sleep at night.”

This article is part of our work factchecking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as satire as the picture is meant to be a joke.


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