Pink's Husband Under Fire for Taking Son to Restaurant While He Had Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Some fans called out Carey Hart for taking their son to a restaurant while he was suffering from an illness that can be highly contagious.
Singer Pink’s son has been stricken with the highly contagious and painful hand, foot and mouth disease, and the singer's husband is now under fire for taking the boy to a restaurant while suffering from the highly contagious condition.
The family drama began as her husband, professional motocross racer Carey Hart, took Jameson, 1, out in public to the Australian restaurant, where Jameson's bumps and sores on his hands, feet and mouth drew sidelong glances from another patron.
“I had Jameson at breakfast yesterday and this vile woman at the table next to us kept staring at him with a s*** look on her face. I told her it was bed bugs,” Hart wrote on Instagram.
The “So What” singer is in the middle of a world tour and the family is staying at a hotel in Australia.
Reaction was mixed on social media.
“It's highly contagious," one commenter said. "Why would you knowingly take your son out to breakfast and expose others to it?"
Another posted: "It was irresponsible to take a child with this infectious of an illness out in public, especially in a restaurant."
Hart went on the defense, writing back: “What's your point? You think I let my kids eat off of other people's plates?"
He also posted a photo pushing his son in a toy car with the caption: "Jameson and I out infecting the world."
Hart added that his pediatrician said it was okay to take the child out, writing: "#PediatricianSaysHeIsGood."
Pediatrician Dr. Nina Shapiro, the author of "Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated," weighed in on the controversy for Inside Edition.
"Symptoms are usually cold type symptoms — runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough, and typically these lesions," she said.
Dr. Shapiro added that it might have been too soon to take the child out to a restaurant.
"By those photos it looks like his in the midst of a pretty nasty outbreak and bringing your child out when they are not feeling well is not the best judgement," she said. "It does put people around him at a higher risk for catching the disease."
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