Warning: This video contains violence and is extremely graphic.
“Good Or Bad Parenting” is a viral video of a father beating his two daughters. Allegedly, the two girls uploaded a video of themselves “twerking” on Facebook. Their father caught wind of their sexually explicit video and promptly took to giving them an old-school beating with a cable cord. The girls scream in sheer agony as their father continually beats them and it’s a very difficult thing to watch.
As this video accrues views, people are starting to chatter on whether or not this is considered abusive behavior. #TeamBeautiful decided to open up the conversation and sound off on this father’s violent parenting style.
It’s the screams from the second daughter that make this video hard to watch. However, as a southern girl, I grew up knowing what it meant to fully respect my mother. I am also the youngest of six, so I’ve watched as my older brothers and sisters made the foolish mistakes of disobeying or disrespecting my mother and reaping what they’ve sown. I’ve always been afraid of punishment, so I acted accordingly. I remember one time, my mother was telling my sister what she must do when she goes off to college and my sister had a huge attitude and said, “Whatever…” under her breath, from a different room. With the extraordinary hearing my mother has, before the “er” and “whatever” escaped my sister’s lips, my mom was in her face, beating my shocked sister with an extension cord. With each blow and scream, I cringed. Tears started to fall and before I knew it, I was full-on blubbering. I couldn’t take it. After my mom returned to the kitchen, an eerie silence hung in the room like an ominous grey storm cloud.
I knew my sister needed chastising for her for her sass, but I didn’t know if she deserved such a harsh beating. But I’ll tell you what, as a grown 30+ woman, my sister hasn’t spoken to my mom like that since that day. The father in this video is on a mission. He wants to send the message to his daughters that putting themselves online in a provocative way isn’t how he’s raising them. He wants them to remember this beating and act accordingly in the future. While I don’t condone violence, I do condone parents who use this type of discipline to get their point across. I’m aware of the thin line between chastising and abuse (because some parents take things too far) and I do think the father in the video is walking right on that line, but I’m not against his method.
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"