It all started when Henley Czinner, of Jackson, Wisconsin, created this lovely artwork for her parents on Valentine's day.
Children draw the darndest things, don't they? A 7-year-old's gift to her parents on Valentine's Day became quite an internet sensation. It all started when Henley Czinner, of Jackson, Wisconsin, created this lovely artwork for her parents. "To Mom and Dad," the photo, showing a colorful drawing of a woman walking her dog outside, read. "Love you sooooooo much."
While speaking to TODAY, Henley's mom, Melissa Czinner says the first thing she noticed was the questionable outfit of the woman. "I noticed it right away and was thinking the worst," says Czinner, highlighting the protruding shape from the woman's yellow pants. She mentioned asking Henley what the brown-colored detail on the drawing meant, only to find out that it was a "dog treat." I mean, what could else could it be? Czinner noted that she does not make TikTok videos, but she couldn't help but share this on social media. If anything, netizens are glad she shared it because it is a milestone event in her child's life. The TikTok video has racked up over 184K views.
"HAHA, it took me a HOT minute to visualize the pocket with the treat sticking out 😂" commented @Marilyn Dunham. "This will definitely be shared at their wedding!!," wrote: @Jennifer Milne. That will be one hell of a wedding. To this, her mom replied that this masterpiece is currently hanging on the fridge. @Carrie May Carbajal said: “Give the dog a bone” ☠️. @Zoey Chamberlin penned: "There’s a mom on here whose kid got sent to the principal because she drew a bow tie that happened to look like something else 🥴." Yes, there is indeed. A woman in Michigan said that her daughter's school called after seeing that her 11-year-old's drawing of a pig was "inappropriate."
The drawing titled, “Piggie,” features a magenta-colored pig in a bow tie saying “hi” as it waves its arms. Her mom Sierra Carter explains in a TikTok video that her daughter's art teacher was concerned that Piggie’s bow tie was a depiction of male genitalia. “A little boy had come up to her and made her aware that he thought my daughter drew boy parts on her pig project,” Carter says in the video. The fifth grader said that it was a bow tie, but the artwork was taken to the principal's office and later "confiscated." “When they showed me the drawing, I was beside myself. It was clear what my daughter said it was," Carter, 37, tells TODAY.
The principal of Hanover-Horton Elementary School had spoken with the mother. "He argued with me over what a bow tie looks like,” Carter shares. “Finally, he’s like, ‘I’ll let it slide this time — but I’m gonna put this in her file.’” Since the accusations toward her daughter wouldn't stop, calling this a "one-sided narrative on social media that paints our staff in a negative light,” said John Denney, the superintendent, Carter has pulled her daughter from the school. “She was so embarrassed and felt so singled out,” Carter adds. “No kid should feel like that. She should feel safe.” Her daughter is yet to receive an apology from the school.