A reality tv star from Malaysia is facing criticism after performing a dangerous bungee jump with his two-year-old daughter, causing serious backlash online.
The footage of the stunt shows 2014 Fear Factor Malaysia champion Redha Rozlan, 30, standing on a bridge in Kuala Kuba Bharu with his toddler strapped to him.
The father and daughter on the count of three are pulled backwards from the bridge, bungee jumping 196 feet into the stark gorge below.
The footage has surfaced as controversial after it was shared on the Rentas Adventures Instagram page with the caption:
“Every girl may not be queen to her husband, but she is always a princess to her father.. A daughter’s first love, a son’s first superhero.”
Many people have commented on the post to express their horror at the thought of the toddler – whose name is Mecca Mikaela – participating in such an intense and risky activity.
The toddler – whose name is Mecca Mikaela – was the subject of much concern online, to which her father quickly shut down.
Rozlan responded to the backlash with claiming that Mecca had wanted to do the jump and actually had fun while doing it.
“Chill guys, Mecca Mikaela was the one who wanted to do the jump with me. There was no forcing. She enjoyed her first jump and requested to do it again, but I was afraid. She was also wearing complete safety harness and gear.”
But according to Free Malaysia Today, both Rozlan and Rentas Adventures could be charged for endangering the toddler’s life.
Goh Siu Lin, Human rights lawyer, informed the publication how Mecca Mikaela’s parents had neglected their parental duties by allowing her to participate in a highly risky activity.
“Rope spring jump is an extreme sport and dangerous, and there is a high likelihood of the motions in such an activity causing physical injury to her. I have never heard of any child of that age being allowed to participate in such an extreme sports.”
Lin also added how the little girl could have suffered possible emotional injury due to the shock of being swung down — which is considered to be an offense under the Child Act.