Angry Utah mom, 38, slams trolls who accused her of sexually abusing son, 16, by wrapping her LEGS around him in celebratory hug after football game
- A mother from Utah is responding to trolls who were uncomfortable at how she hugged her son following his team winning a football game
- The pair seemed to be extremely close as the 38-year-old mother wrapped her legs around her 16-year-old son
- The game had added resonance for the mother as it was the first time her son wore the number 44 in honor of his father who took his own life two years ago
A mother from Utah is taking on trolls who have accused her of sexually abusing her teenage son, after she was pictured wrapping her legs around him in a celebratory hug following his football game.
Amber Wright, whose husband committed suicide two years ago, posted the footage to her own Instagram page after friend filmed the footage.
She was quickly taken to task by users who questioned the closeness of the relationship between the pair.
The clip, which has now been viewed more than 9 million times sees Wright jumping into the arms of her son, 16-year-old Brixton, after his team won a home game.
‘I was so proud. I was a proud mom hugging her kid,’ she explained to Today. ‘I never expected it to turn into something where people are like, “You’re sexually abusing him! You’re grooming him! I’m calling child protective services,”‘ she said.
A mother from Utah is responding to trolls who were uncomfortable at how she hugged her son following his team winning a football game
The pair seemed to be extremely close as the 38-year-old mother wrapped her legs around her 16-year-old son
But many users online were uncomfortable at what they had witnessed.
‘I wonder how many of his friends are allowed to stay over. My son wouldn’t be allowed for sleepovers at their house,’ one person post in the comments in response.
‘I don’t think anyone has an issue with your son picking you up, just the (fact) that it appears you’re straddling your son. You’re also dressed pretty sexy for a high school football game,’ another wrote.
‘Ewww,’ ‘What, I thought this was his girlfriend‼️’ exclaimed another.
Son, Brixton, decided to tackle the responses head on: ‘How abt you leave my mom alone. She’s never abused me done anything sexual with me or my friends or groomed me. She’s my mom she is my hero the vid of us hugging was a HUG. Go bother someone else and maybe hug your own kids. You all need Jesus damn.’
Plenty of users piled in to express their disapproval of what they had witnessed
The clip, which has now been viewed more than 9 million times sees Wright jumping into the arms of her son, 16-year-old Brixton after his team won a home game
The game had added resonance for the mother as it was the first time her son wore the number 44 in honor of his father who took his own life two years ago
The mother-of-one has attempted to explain her reaction to her son’s win
Son, Brixton, 16, explained the reason for the apparent closeness to his mother noting how he was honoring his father who took his own life in 2021
Brixton went further to explain that it was the first time his mom saw him wearing a shirt with numbers printed on it to pay tribute to his father who took his own life in 2021..
‘My mom is my hero. I was just giving her a hug after the game and I did pick her up she did not jump on me. My moms been the only person there for me my whole life,’ Brixton wrote.
‘I grew up with an alcoholic dad who would just come and go when he wanted he was great when he was sober but he wasn’t he was just so dark and different. He Never really showed up to any of my games or anything like that my moms been to every single some since l’ve played.
‘My dad ended up committing suicide last year and this year I changed my number to 44 bc it was his death date (4/4/21). It was her first time seeing me wear it in person so obviously she was very emotional and so was I. All it was was a big hug from me to her.’
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