Some are mocking the woman. Others are shaming the Pastor for his viral video footage.
Lamong Rushing’s video of Becky Kittrell hitching a ride home on the freezing streets of Kansas City drew cruel jibes online. The Kansas pastor has apologized for filming a disabled woman being towed along the road in her broken-down wheelchair by a truck. His video showed Becky Kittrell hitching a ride home on the freezing streets of Kansas City after her electric wheelchair failed.
Becky Kittrell said the battery died on her power wheelchair Saturday and she was left freezing in Kansas City’s dangerously cold weather. “If I get stuck for a period of time and stuff, I get so cold I’ll be like, ‘I have to get home,” Becky explained.
That’s all the thing, I just needed, just somebody to help me,” Becky said. She said it was a true act of kindness. “They were nice and they did everything they could do for me and stuff, and I thanked them for doing it for me,” she recalled. Little did Becky know, someone was filming her, and then posted the video on Facebook for thousands of people to see. That man was Pastor Lamond Rushing. “I had no intent on making fun of nobody. You know, I didn’t even think it would even go nowhere and I just put it on there and said ‘only in Kansas City,” Lamond explained.
The clip, which he posted on Facebook, was shared thousands of times and drew cruel jibes about the obese woman.
In the footage, Mr Rushing – a pastor at Faith Worship Family Center – can heard saying: “Only in Kansas City. Do y’all see this right here?”
Watch the video below:
The video has drawn mixed opinions. Some believe that the woman should be mocked no matter what because of her weight. Others believe that kindness should prevail and that the Pastor was out of line.
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