SEATTLE (CBS Seattle) — A Facebook page entitled “I Hate Teen Moms” is facing heavy criticism after an unidentified Washington state teenage mother complained to the social media site about it.
KOMO-TV reports the state’s Attorney General’s Office contacted Facebook on behalf of the unidentified teenage mom, but there is no true legal recourse on the matter.
The Facebook page stigmatizes teenage mothers, calling them a plight on society.
“Teen moms think they’re morally superior for keeping their crotch droppings, but really they’re irresponsible and a burden on society,” the page states. “They also don’t know how to spell, which leads me to believe their little parasites will grow up to be equally dumb.”
Facebook released a statement saying the page is not violating its standards.
“We understand that you may not like the reported content,” the statement read, according to KOMO. “To balance the needs and interests of a global population, Facebook protects expression that meets our Community Standards.”
Others have taken issue with the page and have posted their comments as to how outraged they are.
“All teen moms don’t go on to be statistics and to write these young women off is asinine,” Riah Reyes posted. “I’ve realized that people such as yourself are engrained in ignorance and are so narrow minded it’s self defeating to even message this.”
More than 26,000 people have “liked” the page.