by Zara Mustapha
A man and his wife have been arrested for letting their 11-year-old son become too fat.
The boy who is just 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs 95.3 kg with a body mass index of 41.8, over 30 in BMI is considered obese.
The boy’s parents were arrested on suspicion of child neglect and cruelty.
According to Daily News, the British couple said their genes were to blame.
“My son has always been big. Everyone on my side of the family is,” said his father.
His mom said, “I’m chubby and the whole of my husband’s side of the family is big. Its genetics, you can be genetically fat.”
The couple claim their son’s favourite meal is broccoli.
The parents claim that have tried to keep their son healthy and encouraged him to exercise.