A Russian actress Evelina Bledans, 49, who has a son with Down Syndrome, picked on a TV audience member for saying she shouldn’t have IVF at 49 and the society ‘doesn’t need another sick child.’

Evelina who was taking part in a popular chat show on Russian TV was criticized for her decision to undertake IVF.

IVF is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish.

The topic on the show was about having a baby later in life and Evelina Bledans was invited on the show because she is pregnant with her third child at nearly 50-years-old.

The pregnancy was achieved with in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and Bledans dreams of having a daughter.

However, one audience member did not share in the actress’s joy.

Theatre head Elena Lebedeva was passed a microphone and said live on air:

“It is dangerous to give birth between the ages of 35 and 40 so what about 49? What were you thinking?

“Do you want to give birth to another sick child?

“Will you give birth to another child with Down syndrome? Nobody needs such a child, not society and not you.”

As Lebedeva threw the verbal accusations, Ms Bledans tried to calmly interrupt but without any success. She then coolly got to her feet and strolled over to the audience member while one of the guests tried to diffuse the tension by telling Lebedeva to leave the studio, but Lebedeva kept talking

When Ms Bledans got to the front of the audience member, she said:

“You wretch, I will smack you! This is for my child, understand?”

As she spoke, she smacked her at least twice, then added:

“You can say anything about me, but leave my children alone!”

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