Man Apologises For Giving Vape To Baby Who He Isn't Even The Father Of

The man explained that the device was broken and that the baby had always been playing with it.

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Over the weekend, a video of a baby being fed a vape device went viral on Twitter

The 15-second video is a screen-recording of an Instagram story where a man is feeding a baby a vape device twice. The incident is believed to have occurred in Bandar Baru Uda, Johor Bahru.

In the first instance, the voice of a woman encouraging him in the background can be heard, saying, "This will break records!"

Then, the voice of another woman, believed to be the man's partner, is heard trying to stop him. 

The other woman then laughs it off before the man put the vape device into the baby's mouth again.

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The video garnered over 900,000 views and about 10,500 retweets

Netizens were furious over the video and pitied the baby.

"Action has to be taken. (This is) outrageous," said a Twitter user.

"What kind of parents (are they)??" cried another.

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After netizens shared steps to lodge reports online, the Twitter user who posted the video shared a report they made to the Social Welfare Department (JKM).

"Thanks to the information shared by netizens, I have lodged a report to JKM," said the user in an update on Twitter.

They also thanked everyone for the help and hoped that the authorities will take action against the couple.

Following the backlash, the man who gave the vape to the baby came forward to admit that he was wrong for doing so and apologised

In the apology posted on his Instagram story on 6 August, the man admitted that he was guilty of feeding the baby a vape device.

He explained that "the device was no longer working and the baby has always been playing with it."

He also said that he has gone to a police station to give his side of the story and also clarified that he is not the baby's father, saying, "To those who said that I'm the father, you're wrong. I'm not the baby's father."

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His statement angered netizens further because many think that he is lying

People claimed that his statement did not sound convincing, and many were still furious over his lack of regard for the child's safety.

"You did this to somebody else's child, what a really strange behaviour," tweeted a user.

Another person questioned, "Why would you bring a malfunctioning vape device to a restaurant? You're definitely lying."

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In an update, the person who posted the video on Twitter shared that JKM from Bandar Baru Uda had reached out to her

The person said, "They told me that they couldn't do anything but advise the parents to be careful."

SAYS has reached out to JKM but has yet to receive a response.

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