Wick Hunt captured this image of a snow bunny repurposed as a begging citizen.
And this was published why? To take advantage of the disadvantaged? I guess there is no professionalism in media anymore. (certainly not here)
I hardly think publishing a photo of a child's snowman takes advantage of anyone. I can assure you homeless people were harmed in the taking of this photograph. I think the argument you're trying to make is that this photo makes light of a serious situation, which is also a failed argument, since the photo is just a picture of something that exists. I think your problem is that the child who made this snowman is making light of a serious situation. Which is what children do.
I'd be willing to bet that the childs very nice snow bunny was unblemished until an "adult" repurposed it. It is disrespect, you explain it however you want.
The hook just chose to magnify the disrespect.