To beat or not to beat your child? That is the question. But this latest situation poses another level of questioning, if you do beat your child, why post it on social media? And when does it become abuse?
A father is going viral after footage shows him beating what appears to be his preteen daughter after he allegedly caught her having sex in the house. He reportedly beats the young girl with a belt and questions, “Do you want to be a hoe?” (See video, here.)
The clip, which originally popped up on Twitter, also appears on V-103 Atlanta’s Instagram page. The post has nearly 40,000 views and over 4,000 comments, including celebrities who agree with the father’s harsh punishment.
Recently, Tia Mowry-Hardrict recently visited The Breakfast Club and denounced physical abuse.
“I grew up being spanked. It’s awesome and it’s great to an extent if that’s the way you want to parent, but I see it differently. If you’re spanking your kid, in my opinion, it’s because of you; it’s because of you and where you are in your head space,” she said. “You’re impatient, you just want to get this done and over with whereas I feel like if you don’t spank them, then it takes more time, you have to talk to them, you have to explain. But I feel like there is, in my opinion, a better outcome because you’re explaining and you’re saying why as opposed to just hitting them. But that’s just my opinion.”
Where does the line between discipline and abuse come in? And how does adding social media into the mix exacerbate the situation. Many Twitter users questioned if the people who agreed with the father’s method of discipline were abused themselves. They also noted, a conversation about sex could have prevented the situation in the first place. See what #BlackTwitter is saying about it.Follow @â€˜magicbaltimoreâ€™
#BlackTwitter Reacts To Viral Video Of Father Beating Daughter He Allegedly Caught Having Sex was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
Some girls get their periods at 9 years old & at a tender age they might be having the urge to be sexually active. Don't give your kid a beating, educate them about their bodies and the consequences of sex. A beating wont give her the useful info she needs.— Lilu🏳️🌈🇿🇦 (@Tasty_lilu) July 16, 2019
Honestly, if black parents talked to there kids more about sex then this would be an issue . It’s natural for kids to be curious . They start going through the change at that age and they start getting urges . It’s up to the parents to for one explain the value of sex.— Baae Supreme (@baebsupreme) July 16, 2019
if you educate before the whooping... you wouldn’t need to whoop pic.twitter.com/KVcAHlfpI2— Aasiyahlaterrrrr🇩🇴 (@flawlesssbarbee) July 16, 2019
Exactly! Beating a kid to that extent over something that should instead be discussed is going to push them further away. For all we know, the "boy" could be a grown ass man or teen showing her what she thinks is positive attention/love. Since its clearly lacking here.— Someone burned down my she shed (@supercheryl) July 16, 2019
Me personally I wouldn’t whoop my kids that’s how my mama was...my daddy never whooped us but I don’t look it as abuse it’s discipline point blank can’t nobody change my mind— Shaylaaaa♈ (@___Shaylaa) July 17, 2019
And when you in jail she gone be able to have all the sex she wants vs just talking to her pic.twitter.com/FQ2YY78OMT— Fat Mama Jo😌 (@Jo2timess) July 16, 2019
Clearly he went somewhere wrong as a parent so he need to be whooping his own ass. Whooping her like that does nothing what he gon do when she pop up pregnant bc he wanted to beat her instead of communicate and educate her on sex?— sittin up in my room (@alwaysdesi) July 16, 2019
Beating children is abuse. Having sex in itself is not bad. She needs reinforcement of sex education (she should have received it before 12), a kind adult to make sure she is not being coerced, and a scientific explanation on why sex at 12 is risky & distracting.— Asia Chloe Brown (@AsiaChloeBrown) July 16, 2019
This is sickening. He needs prison time and so does the person recording. God bless this girl. I can only imagine what other abuse she encounters day to day. My heart hurts to see this— Linny (@linnylouwhooo) July 16, 2019
yall doing this to ur sons too or???— Redzone4 (@Gemmy_09) July 16, 2019