The mother whose kid declared he wanted to get into a gorilla's enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, then did just that, resulting in the gorilla being shot dead, has posted on Facebook to defend herself against the outpouring of contempt for her parenting skills.
In a now-deleted post, Michelle Gregg wrote:
I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers today. What started off as a wonderful day turned into a scary one. For those of you that have seen the news or been on social media that was my son that fell in the gorilla exhibit at the zoo. God protected my child until the authorities were able to get him. My son is safe and was able to walk away with a concussion and a few scrapes...no broken bones or internal injuries.
As a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child and if anyone knows me I keep a tight watch on my kids. Accidents happen but I am thankful that the right people were in the right place today. Thank you to everyone that helped me and my son today and most importantly God for being the awsome [sic] God that He is.
God, God, God—no remorse over the loss of a beautiful animal that did nothing wrong, just excuses for her, yes, ridiculous inability to keep an eye on her child. The zoo should also receive scorn—it created an enclosure that a little boy could easily infiltrate.