Parents slam online trolls who say son’s skin is ‘too light’ to be theirs

Proud parents Marcos Davis and wife Debora were ecstatic when son Noah was born, and shared images of the family on Instagram, only to be inundated with sick abuse

A couple have hit out after receiving sick abuse from trolls about their baby’s skin colour when they posted a picture on social media.

Proud parents Marcos Davis and wife Debora were ecstatic when son Noah was born, and shared images of the family on Instagram.

But they were immediately hit with messages questioning whether the infant was really theirs, because his skin appeared paler than theirs.

Noah was born earlier this month in Goiânia, Brazil.

Marcos, 30, hit out at trolls in a post he shared on Instagram.

He wrote: ”We didn’t imagine going through this, but unfortunately we are speaking out with a broken heart to expose a very unpleasant situation that is happening to us.

”On Thursday 19/08 our son was born and we made a post on our feed to share his arrival.

”We’ve been getting some offensive comments in the post and sarcastic private messages.”

His post continued: ”We didn’t want to expose ourselves and expose our son that way.

”But this is unacceptable, it is disrespectful, it is inhumane.

”If you lack empathy, at least have respect for other people’s lives and families.

”Don’t use your hands, your fingers and your mouth to hurt, to attack others through ridiculous remarks like these.

”Whether you are white, black, brown, whether your eyes are blue, green, light brown or dark is not your problem.

”We are not the ones who define this.”

He warned that if the messages continue, he would report the matter to police.