Mother Ignoring Kid Drowning In A Pool is an image macro of a woman lifting up one child in a pool while another child behind her is struggling to swim. The family photo was first posted to Reddit in 2018 and then circulated Reddit as an object-labeling meme. In 2020, the image acquired another panel that featured a skeleton sitting underwater below the original image.
On April 11th, 2018, Redditor posted the image of a woman and two kids in a pool to r/pics with the caption “My cousins learning to swim. circa 1980s” (shown below). The post gained over 90 points (86% upvoted) in two years.
On May 28th, 2018, Redditor matdonghia_ posted the image with the children labeled with different math equations to r/MemeEconomy (shown below, left). The post garnered over 100 points (88% upvoted) in two years. On March 18th, 2019, Redditor 5683968 posted another object-labeled variation to r/funnyandsad which acquired over 67,900 points (84% upvoted) in a year (shown below, right).
In May 2020, Redditors began adding a second panel below the original image of a skeleton underwater. On May 26th, Redditor cheesytanker posted an example of the format labeled with Norse gods to r/dankmemes (shown below). The post accumulated over 5,400 points (98% upvoted) in a day. StayHipp published an article on these variations.
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