Not looking like father

(Amrit Pal Singh ‘Amrit’)

Every parent has the duty to care for his/her child unconditionally. Every new born deserves love and compassion. However, every now and then new born is not appreciated by its father or mother.

A Chinese, named Jian Feng, living in Northern China, has filed for divorce from his wife after he found their newborn baby to be ‘incredibly ugly’. He has accused his wife of dishonesty, since the child girl did not look like him.

Feng said that his wife tricked him into the union by appearing to be a fine-looking woman when she was instead ugly. It was an obvious case of false advertising, as it turned out that his once-beloved had spent over $100,000 in plastic surgery to alter her look.

Shocked by the fact that his wife had never revealed that surgery had enhanced her looks, Feng took the matter to court and won $120,000 in an agreement.

We see many persons, who do not look like their fathers. Also, we see many persons, who do not look like their mothers. When someone does not look like his mother, no one takes notice. However, if someone does not look like his father, people start saying bad things. It sometimes happens where most of people are uneducated or less educated.

There is a person, who does not look like his father. In actual fact, he looks like his paternal uncle. People say awful things about him. This person gets angry. He now has started even physically attack people in a fit of rage. He is irritated by the fact that he does not look like his father, instead looks like his uncle.

It is common to hear people saying, “Do you know what we call a person who does not look like his father?”

Jian Feng sued his wife. Can their daughter sue her father for being a bad parent? Or, can parents sue each other if the child is born with a birth deficiency? Can a person instigate legal proceedings against his wife, if their child does not look like his father?

What would happen to daughter of Jian Feng, if when grown up she hears that his father called her an ‘incredibly ugly’ baby? It surely will break her heart. She will be unable to find self-esteem.

If a child is not beautiful, it is not his/her error. Why should s/he be insulted for not being good-looking? Even if someone is illegitimate, it is certain that it is not his/her fault. Unquestionably, it is a fault of his mother. People should stop insulting others for such silly points.