The INSIDER Summary:
- Kat Armendariz took a selfie while her younger sister Kimberly Ramirez, was in labor.
- She posted the photo on Imgur, where it went viral.
- She said that her sister found the selfie funny, too.
You can always count on an older sibling to take an embarrassing photo of you. New mom Kimberly Ramirez learned that the hard way this week, when a selfie snapped by her older sister went viral on Imgur, HuffPost reports.
The image shows Kat Armendariz, 28, smiling in the foreground while young sister Ramirez, clad in a hospital gown, struggles through labor pains just before giving birth.
On Monday, Armendariz uploaded the photo to Imgur with the upbeat caption, “SELFIE! While my sister is about to shove a baby out her vag!”
But her smug smile in the photo at least comes from a place of experience. “I have 5 [children], so the reason for the selfie is that it’s finally her turn because I did my time,” she told HuffPost.
Some commenters thought the selfie was mean-spirited.
“If someone took my picture while I was in labor, I would make a point of keeping my placenta just so I could throw it at them,” one woman wrote.
But many recognized the image as a bit of the good-natured trolling often dished out between brothers and sisters.
“This is the ultimate sibling photo. Going to show it to my sister!” one commenter wrote.
Besides, Armendariz told Mashable that her sister wasn’t upset by the photo.
“She wasn’t in too much pain at first, so she thought it was pretty funny,” she said.
And she’s also doing her part to make up for sharing the embarassing selfie on the internet; Armendariz told HuffPost she’s staying with her sister to help take care of her newborn nephew, Zayden. By the way, he’s really adorable.