A little boy's scowl has officially gone viral.
But it appears that the photo was taken without permission. According to Tantarnea Arnold, her son's photo is now being used to try and make money off of a viral post.
The photos are from 2017 taking at Makari Arnold's daycare, according to his mother Tantarnea Arnold. Makari's cousin posted the photos and they went viral a year ago.
"I understand that," said Arnold, "That's out of our control." But Arnold said that someone she doesn't know claiming to be her son's parent to make money is where she draws the line.
"It's disrespectful," she said. "We just really want to get rid of all our social media and we're on social media to stay in touch with our family and to share special moments.. it really feels like a piece of you has been taken."
With over 16,000 comments and 75,000 shares on the viral post, it's safe to say the internet loves this grumpy kiddo. But unfortunately, his cute pout is being used as a ploy to try and make money. First Coast News learned of this after posting the original version of this story about the boy's viral photos.
The fake father of Makari is attempting now to make money off of the post. He edited the original post to add information to have money sent to him.
Here is the fraudulent post: