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Teen violence is growing epidemic among younger generations. School bullying, cyber bullying, violence in the media, cultural violence, and disturbing displays of violence via social media all contribute to the problems plaguing impressionable teens. Then, to make matters worse, some videos uploaded to social media networks are commonly reported, however they often receive praise for the wrong reasons. Now, another disturbing video has began circulating around the Internet.
The video was uploaded to World Star Hip Hop on January 22. The footage shows two boys explaining how they deal with opposition. Apparently, school fights are a thing of the past because they’ve made it clear that they refuse to use their fists to fight. They’d much rather shoot first and ask questions later. The disturbing 30-second clip shows two boys, presumably between the age of 13 and 16, promoting gun play. The two boys explained how they protect themselves and face opposition. Throughout the video, they promote the use of guns as a means of protection. They also proclaim that they will not be killed, because of their gun-toting tendencies. Then, to show just how serious they are, they began shooting their guns.
The disturbing video has sparked quite a controversy. In less than 48 hours, the video has received nearly 900,000 views and more than 10,000 comments. While some viewers found the footage comical, many viewers were quite appalled to see the two children toting guns, and justifying violence since murder should never be the way to resolve an issue.
Some viewers even went a step further by comparing the boys’ actions to those of victims who have been fatally shot by police officers. So, of course, the discussion has sparked a heated debate about racism. Needless to say, some of the brash remarks are quite offensive. While most of the comments actually touch on harsh reality based on the statistics of black-on-black violence, many viewers are arguing about who should be “blamed” for the negative influence that the children glorify.
“Well they have a weapon for protection, would of been better if they used them properly and waited until the age of 21 to legally carry one.. hopefully they don’t waste their lives”
“Sad to say they have no future and will probably be dead before twenty one much respect to good parents raising their kids in this crazy world.”
“Now if one of these young men end up getting shot by police. The media would show a picture, of them at church, with family saying these kids was good god fearing kids. They never hurt no one Lord.”
“And they wonder why the “pigs” go after them, smfh.”
“Governmental brainwashing at its finest (video) believe me its some other child or children somewhere thats not “Black” admiring a gun saying un intelligent things that was prompt by the media. Yall doing all this talk about guns the reality is T.V. ain’t safe no more radio or the Internet its all the number1 leader in promoting this type of behavior.”
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