Disciplining a child is never easy but it’s never okay to embarrass your child or physically alter them just to teach them a lesson.
Internet users were horrified when a mom shared her cruel punishment online.
The mom cut her daughter’s hair live on the internet.
A clip from the stream has been reposted online shows the mom grabbing her daughter’s hair, cutting her braids and glancing at her teen in shock.
The mother says she is cutting off her daughter’s hair to ‘teach’ her that “being cute” isn’t more important than “being educated.”
Due to the fact that the mother deleted all information about the livestream, Thinker (ngrowth), highlighted the video on TikTok.
What exactly the daughter did to warrant such a punishment remains unclear but the mom’s follow-up videos suggest that the daughter supposedly started acting up in school and wasn’t turning in her homework assignments.
By taking away her daughter’s “beauty,” the mother is supposedly showing how education is more important than her daughter’s hair extensions.
A follow-up video is shown of the mom asking her daughter many questions like, “do you feel abused?”
She claims she also warned her daughter “for a whole year” to make sure she was taking her education seriously.
The camera is shoved in the girl’s face while her mom remains out of frame. It’s clear that she is upset and fearful but she sits there answering the questions in a monotone voice.
Users are outraged over the mother’s actions.
Commenters on the many reposts warn the mother that this video is a form abuse and that her child is likely to be affected by it.
“She discovered that her mother is not safe for her and that their love is fragile and difficult. She will tolerate abuse from others [because] One user wrote, “This is it!”
After receiving backlash from multiple users on TikTok, the mom deleted the original video, follow-up videos and anything to do with her cutting off her daughter’s hair.
However, in one of her latest posts, the mom defended her actions saying she “doesn’t owe anyone an explanation.”
Many people have pointed out that publicly shaming your child over livestream is just one way to draw attention. It’s narcissistic.
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The mom disagrees.
“I don’t care for the likes, I don’t care for the comments, I don’t care for the TikToks,” she said. “I didn’t do this to embarrass my daughter, if I wanted to embarrass my daughter I would tell you guys what she actually did. But I’m not going to do that.”
She further says that whatever happens is between her and her child — nobody else.
However, if the communication was between her and her child, why would she make it public for millions of people?
Victoria Soliz, a writer for YourTango, covers entertainment and news content. Her work includes celebrity news, film and television, pop culture trends and movie and TV.