A SHOCKING picture of a three-year-old boy “staged” snorting cocaine has outraged social media users, sparking calls for the child to be taken into care.

The photo shows the little boy identified only by his first name of Mladen posing, snorting what appears to be three lines of white powder, reports The Sun.

The image was uploaded onto social media with the caption –  “Mum and dad’s little junkie”. It sparked outrage among online users who later managed to track the family down.

The family reportedly live in the small village of Sindel in eastern Bulgaria’s Varna Province.

Responding to the outcry, Nadezhda Nuri – the boy’s mother – told local media it was simply a joke and that the photo had been published by their 13-year-old daughter Stiliana.

The white powder on the table was actually flour and Stiliana had staged a photoshoot with her little brother Mladen in the living room while mum cooked in the kitchen. She said: “My mother first saw the [picture of the] children and called me. I couldn’t have done such a thing, I don’t even know how to write.

“My daughter must have taken the photo and uploaded it online. I can’t do it because I can’t even read or write, never mind use a computer.”


Village locals have defended Nadezhda, saying she is a good mother.

Daughter Stiliana Nuri later added that the photo had been a joke and said she regularly staged similar photoshoots with her younger brother.

The teenager said: “I was only joking, I got the idea from Facebook. I have never seen real drugs. I once saw a woman on Facebook making lines with flour and then snorting it.”

After the massive social media outcry and calls for the tot to be taken into care, child services are now preparing a report on the family and are reportedly considering whether the intervention of police – or prosecutors – is necessary.

Silly joke gone too far?

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  • Not a good joke. But 13 year olds are still very immature and can do silly things !


  • Yikes – who would even think to ‘stage’ this?


  • Totally not funny in my opinion! What some people get off on and call humour is just ridiculous


  • Not even funny, stupidity at its finest. Nothing to be proud if that’s for sure.


  • Good grief, really? Teenagers are silly and do silly things.


  • Only reading what is written and reported here but I do find this very disturbing in so many ways.
    If this 13 yr old has free access to all that the web has to offer unsupervised I worry about her well being also.


  • sounds like it was just a silly joke, though i think its been taken too far and the family will suffer from this :(


  • Such a silly thing to stage and has massive effects on the whole family


  • I don’t see any humour in this at all.


  • I do agree this is wrong and not even funny….


  • The poor mother. Her daughter’s joke had such dire consequences. The stress of having her family investigated could’ve been avoided. I’m sure the daughter won’t be doing it again.


  • Oh dear. Hopefully the 13 yr old has learnt a lesson and she will stop to think carefully before she does such things again. I can see that a 13yr old might think this was funny and im sure she felt that everyone would know it was a joke. Sometimes they dont understand that whats posted on the net is open to everyone to view.


  • Definitely gone to far. How awful would his sister feel if her “joke” ending in her little brother removed into care. And why haven’t the parents taught their daughter better.


  • I didn’t find this to be funny at all!


  • Omg. Not funny at all. I’m horrified a 13 year old did this.


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