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In the US, a North Carolina woman is accused of helping record her teenage son set himself on fire after he doused his body with nail polish as part of a Facebook challenge.

Janie Lachelle Talley watched as her 16-year-old son attempted to complete a “fire challenge” video for Facebook, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said this week. The boy suffered minor burns on his chest & neck.

The video showed the boy’s friends put out the fire as his mother continued to record his challenge.

“The mother of the victim was present and aware of what her son doing while she made the recording,” a police statement said.

Police arrested Talley & charged her with “contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile,” according to the statement.

There’s nothing quite like a mother’s love; in this case that seems to have been a mixed-blessing.

Crowning glory.

Crowning glory.

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