While this jaw-dropping incident may seem highly distasteful and disturbing, unfortunately it actually happened. According to World Star Hip Hop, a father was involved in a physical altercation with his 13-year-old daughter. Although the video clip is only 19 seconds, it definitely speaks volumes.
The urban site reports that a man beat his daughter in the street as a form of discipline for her rebellious behavior. He claims that he was reprimanding his daughter who had been “missing for three days.” The teenage girl’s parents alleged that she’d been intimately involved with a number of teenage boys during her disappearance, and the evidence was posted to her Facebook account. However, her name was not revealed.
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While the footage alone is immensely disheartening, the audio is just as degrading. A woman can be heard verbally degrading the young girl throughout the entire video. If her rejoinders are any indication of her identity, its safe to say the person filming the attack is the girl’s mother.
The video, which was uploaded on Saturday, Mar. 15, has since gone viral. It has received more than three million views and has an estimated 19,000 comments on the site. The infamous footage has also begun circulating on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
The footage has stirred controversial responses, due to differences in opinion where parental discipline is concerned. Some people would consider the father’s disciplinary methods appropriate where his rebellious daughter’s behavior is concerned. It’s clear to see that she isn’t dressed appropriately for her age.
However, there are others who feel he took things too far. If she’d been missing for three days, some have raised the question of whether authorities were contacted about her disappearance, or if they simply associated her actions with her rebellious streak.
Though they can be heard in the video telling their daughter, they thought “she was off in the woods dead somewhere”, it doesn’t seem that they made a gratuitous effort to find her. However, those details cannot be confirmed. Their sentiments may have been a sign of woe. Most would be relieved that their child returned unharmed, but to some viewers their actions say otherwise. The footage has raised a lot of questions that are quite debatable.
The video is, indeed, a form of exploitation and may serve as more of an embarrassment than a method of discipline. Although everyone is entitled to their own parenting methods, the extremity of his actions border abuse. Do you agree or disagree with the father’s actions?
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