A mother who gained notoriety when a video of her hugging her kid after a football game went viral has come out to claim that she ‘didn’t do anything wrong.
When Amber Wright posted a video of herself encircling her 16-year-old son Brixton after he finished a football game in Utah on Instagram, people took notice.
The description accompanying the video said, “When I walked up to hug my baby boy after his game, he immediately picked me up and just held me […] in this moment, time stood still completely.” Amber added that Brixton will “forever and always have [her] entire heart.”
Although it appeared to be a pleasant occasion for the couple, they were subsequently been compelled to defend their relationship when Amber’s video was bombarded with critical comments.
Amber responded to the criticism today (18 September) on Instagram, emphasising that the video had ‘truly a hug’ between her and her kid.
“If you’re one of the people who happens to see something immoral or wrong with it, then I’m just going to say that’s on you,” Amber concluded.
She called some of the reactions to the hug video “disgraceful,” “disrespectful,” and “crude,” but she made it plain that she was “not going to take [the video] down.”
“I didn’t do anything wrong,” Amber affirmed.
She has gotten more “supportive” and “positive” responses from viewers since the video went viral, but overall, she made it plain that “we just have to do better as a society.”
“We live in a society where we’re trying to teach our kids not to bully and we’re preaching that we should all love one another […] it just seems very hypocritical…,” added Amber.
“It’s just not right; let’s all be considerate of one another.”
In addition, the mother stated that she was “not going to change” how she interacts with Brixton, who has previously stood up for his mother and advised trolls to “leave [her] alone.”
After the video gained popularity, Brixton posted something to the internet saying, “She’s my mum, she’s my hero, the video of us hugging was a HUG.” Go disturb someone else and perhaps give your own children a hug. You all require Jesus, dammit.
Amber told TODAY that the video was taken as Brixton entered the pitch for the first time wearing a football jersey bearing the date of his late father’s passing, 4 April.
I was very pleased. Amber remarked, “I was a proud mother holding her child.
“I never anticipated it to become a situation where people are saying, ‘You’re S*xually abusing him!’ You’re shaping him up! Child protective services are receiving my call.
“I believe that as his mother, I am his safe space because he was feeling emotional.”