Taren916 posted this vid on her FB page friday night. The video is very eerie and disturbing. 1st there is the music selection that does not match the tone of the video. Then there are the pop-up comments as responses to I assume hate comments she received. Then there are just the images of her children wearing lacefront wigs. Her young son and daughter who appear to be about 10 and 7 respectively are shown sporting different wigs throughout the video. It is just strange to me.
I do not understand why her children are wearing lacefront wigs, I mean I really do not understand. If the child had Alopecia, or some other sort of hair loss, I guess it would make more sense to me but both appear to have healthy heads of hair. Also the styles chosen, on the daughter in particular, are very “grown” styles. If my daughter was bald and I chose for her to wear a wig I would style it age appropriately whether that was pigtails, french braids, whatever.
The YTer also made a response vid which I found to leave me scratching my head once again. Why are you making a video while driving? That is dangerous. Why are you telling your children that some anonymous commenter called you a hood-rat? That is inappropriate. And why do you keep making vids from the child’s point of view? They did not choose to be in the spotlight, you as their parent put them there. Your children are being bullied as a result of you thrusting them into the spotlight for 15 seconds of YT fame. That is irresponsible of you as a parent. What happened to kids simply being kids?
The internet is a very public place and I take internet safely very seriously. I have mentioned my son and daughter in posts, never using their real name or mine for safety. I also never post them in anything that could identify them like school sweater or public landmark. These are tools I use to keep them safe. If someone were to post a negative comment; I as their parent would remove it and ban the commenter. If the negative posts repeated I would either disable the comments, make the video private or remove the video. Never would I allow them to read the words of a stranger calling them “fag”, “nasty”, or “ghetto”. This type of internet bullying is beyond what there psyche is able to handle and it is actually IMO at the blame of the parent who put them there. No one needs to have a youtube page or place their kids in the lime light, this has become part of our “share everything” culture and I do not agree with it.
There are blogs in which children are front and center like Chocolate Hair Vanilla Care and Beads, Braids & Beyond. While I do not personally know Rory, the mom behind CHVC, I know for darn sure if little Boo was being attacked like these children Rory would either remove the posts or make it private as a way to protect her daughter instead as using Boo as some sort of shield to make an asinine point. Children do not have “haters” and should not be used as pawns in a weave crusade. If you like to place weaves on your child, fine that is your business. But when you put it in a public arena that is when it becomes the business of everyone else and open to scrutiny. That is what I have a problem with and where I think the parenting is just plain wrong. What do you think? Weigh in.