An 8-year-old girl with special needs was scolded at a baseball game for being too loud—and people are righteously outraged.
Chloe Beaver was cheering at an Astros game in Houston on Sunday when a woman in a row in front of her turned around and yelled at her for being too loud, saying to her, "enough!"
Chloe sufferes from disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD), which means she is unable to understand emotions beyond a toddler's level, according to her mother, Monica Beaver.
Monica posted a video of the incident on Facebook (she didn't know she'd caught the moment on camera until after the game).
This is my 8 year old daughter, Chloe. She has attended 3 games this past week with her family! What is sad about this whole thing is Chloe has DMDD (disruptive mood dysregulation disorder) which pretty much means she cant comprehending emotions greater than that of a toddlers emotions... She was cheering and "distracting the other team" this woman in the row in front of her told her "enough" because she was too loud. This poor baby shut down. Completely defeated and refused to cheer the remainder of the game (5 innings) in fear she would get in trouble by this lady again! She is a HUGE Altuve fan and has been there trying to cheer her home team on! And now she may not want to go back. This was a big step for her and her family. To find an outlet for her to positively express herself and now because of a stranger that may have been ruined!
Commenters on Facebook condemned the woman's action's:
Houston pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. came to the girl's defense, offering encouraging words and a free playoff ticket:
Commenters on Twitter also unleashed their fury:
Commenters were dumbfounded that this happened at a baseball game, an event where if you're not cheering, people might think something is wrong with you:
Let's hope this one woman doesn't deter Chloe from cheering at Astros games in the future.
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