One of the best things about children is their purity and innocence. For instance, an adorable photo of two kids in little scrubs is clearly just a little boy and a little girl playing dress up. However, the image has gone viral because people are complaining about its s.ᴇxɪsᴛ message.
The photo was shared by Twitter account The Medical Shots, which is known for posting content in the medical field. The picture depicts two children, a boy and a girl, in mini-scrubs. They are holding hands and walking down a hospital corridor. It’s an adorable photo but the internet immediately reacted to what it is printed on their clothes.
Here’s the photo shared on Twitter.
The tweet is captioned, “This is cute, isn’t it?” The photo certainly is at first glance but netizens didn’t like the idea that the little girl was expected to be the nurse while the boy will grow up to become a doctor.
“No it’s not. Why isn’t she a Dr as well? Or why is the boy not a nurse?” one comment read. Another pointed out that, “The children are cute. The sexism on their backs is NOT.”
Others tried to point out that maybe the little girl does want to become a nurse when she grows up. However, it was immediately shut down by one comment. “She’s way too young to know what she wants. This picture is adult oriented and blatantly s.ᴇxɪsᴛ,” one netizen wrote.
The caption for the photo was “This is cute, isn’t it?”
This is cute, isn’t it? 😍 pic.twitter.com/ab9YfjiExN
— Medical Shots (@TheMedicalShots) March 10, 2019
But the answer from Twitter was a resounding “no,” with thousands calling the photos.ᴇxɪsᴛ, tone-d.eaf and of.fensive.
One person even Photoshopped the tweet, changing nurse and doctor to “health professional in training.”
Another took that one step further by making the whole photo a gender-neutral black and white.
Medical Shots has not yet responded to the controversy.