Julia Marie Mancuso is a retired American World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist
A few weeks ago, she shared a clip of herself throwing her young son, Sonny, one, into deep snow. The boy is seen grinning throughout
Some people on social media criticized her saying:
'He doesn't look like he's enjoying it at all'.
'I freaked out at first because I didn’t know what was under the snow. I’m born and raised in Florida so I assume this is our equivalent of throwing your kids in the water to teach them how to swim.'
'Poor baby. Sometimes laugh is combined with anxiety. He is too small to say what he really felt.'
Today, Mancuso defended the video.
She wrote: 'Sonny loved it- there was zero risk of something being buried in the snow since it happened over the course of a day on our patio - we literally watched the snow fall.'