Feb 11, 2012 6:35 AM GMT
I find this video to be pretty ridiculous, and am astounded/terrified by the fact that there are over a hundred thousand of people out there who condone this type of behaviour from a parent. The guy in the video says on the description that he hopes to teach not just his own daughter but other kids a lesson via the post, but I think he is conveying a terrible message here.
What he's done, in my perspective, is he exacted revenge on something that his daughter did, who by the way is only 15 years old. Do I approve of what his daughter wrote on her facebook wall? No; in fact, I think she does need to be told that what she did was inappropriate, selfish and unnecessarily spiteful, that there are many other ways she could have expressed her frustration without hurting someone's feelings. But do I think what the father is doing/about to do will teach her that lesson? Definitely not! By posting a video that is going to be equally humiliating to her as what she wrote on her facebook was to him, he's showing that when someone of a different background or generation does something offensive, it is righteous for her to punish that person by causing him the same amount - if not more - of damage. By publicly disgracing his own daughter and grounding her without any solid reasons or appropriate explanation for the stated reasons, he is neglecting his responsibility as a parent to redirect his child when she is heading in the wrong path.
It still shocks me that so many people are supportive of his reaction to what his daughter did, which I personally found to be very immature and more damaging than beneficial. What do you guys think about what he did? Is there something that I missed/misunderstood that other people caught and thus is the reason why he is gaining a lot of respect and support from these people?