A viral video of a father beating his two daughters is causing viewers to question the boundaries of punishment and good versus bad parenting.
The 30-second-video has more than 2 million views on site WorldStarHipHop and has since been shared all over cyberspace.
In the short clip, a father beats his daughters with a cable wire after finding out that they posted a “twerk” video on Facebook.
“Twerking" is a term that has been used to define women dancing while focusing on gyrating their lower body.
The daughters, whose faces are blurred out, can be heard screaming and are seen trying to run away from their father, to no avail.
Viewers were torn about whether or not the father should go to jail or if he implemented the correct form of punishment for his daughters’ misdeeds.
“I commend this father for doing what needs to be done MORE OFTEN in this world, because at least these little girls HAVE A DADDY IN THEIR LIVES WHO OBVIOUSLY CARES [sic],” one commenter wrote.
“I don’t think that he was wrong for doing that, however, he went too far and should NOT have used a cable cord at that. Wow [sic],” another wrote.
Other viewers believed the father was totally out of line and should not have touched his daughters. “I don’t believe in men spanking their daughters. They have more strength, so the force behind it is just too much. The way his arm was going back you could tell he was putting his all in it.”
Do you think the father’s punishment was too harsh? Or was it appropriate?
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...