Should This Be Considered Child Abuse? YouTube - the fattest child in the world (jessica) I remember seeing this on TV a couple of years ago. I apologize since I couldn’t find the English version or even a subtitled one for that matter. Anyways this video is about Jessica, who is (or actually WAS) the world’s fattest child. At 8 years old, Jessica weighed an astonishing 400 pounds. Now, don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with being a chubby kid, but if at 8 years old, your child weighs 400 lbs - Shouldn’t the parents be held accountable? Isn’t that like a form of child abuse? So, since this video first aired, Jessica lost 320 lbs when the CPS stepped in and transferred her to an obesity clinic. She still has about 20 lbs of loose skin her, for which she needs surgery. Plus, her legs are permanently “bowed” thanks to her former massive weight. Basically, the parents were just feeding her to death. I’m not a parent yet or anything, but even I would know what is right and what is wrong when it comes to my child. So, my question is - should this be considered as child abuse?