A troll dad who was none too pleased about having to clear up his young daughter’s poop from their shower decided to get his revenge by making her sign a contract which he then proceeded to hang around her neck and take a picture of.
The contract reads as follows: “I pooped in the shower and daddy had to clean it up. I hereby sign this as permission to use in my yearbook senior year.”
Not content with having this hanging over his daughter’s head like a Samuel Taylor Coleridge Albatross of foreboding threatening to completely destroy her teenage years, he also posted the picture to his Reddit account.
Some people found it funny and I guess it is in a ‘the internet is anonymous’ kind of way, however others were aghast, calling it cold, cruel and inhumane.
The problem with a photograph like this, which is already on its way to going viral, is that it will more than likely have some unfortunate consequences for the young girl in the real world. Imagine that it is noticed by some of her class mates – she is likely to be ridiculed, mocked and perhaps even bullied because of it and this kind of torment could go on for years. Tell me after going through all that, she’s not going to feel resentment and hostility towards her father because of it?
The way the internet works these days, is that once something like this goes up, it is near impossible to erase. It will remain in Google Images for eternity (or at least until the Zombie Apocalypse) as a stark reminder that this young girl pooped in the shower.
Social media parenting is something that is a hot topic of discussion these days with more and more moms and dads punishing their children via these platforms. Like the Texas mom who found a picture on her 12-year-old daughters Instagram account where she was holding a bottle of vodka with a sign saying “I wish I could drink this.” The mom responded by making her post a picture holding a sign that said: “Since I want to post photos of me holding liquor, I am obviously not ready for social media and will be taking a hiatus until I learn what I should (and) should not post. Bye-bye.”
The embarrassment levels of this punishment pale in comparison to those that will no doubt be experienced by the shower-poop girl and yet, even this caused an uproar with many child psychologists saying the social repercussions of public humiliations like this could do much more harm than good.
Personally, I think the little girl’s father probably didn’t consider the consequences of his actions and whilst I think the contract and picture could work and is kinda funny, he probably should have kept it for the family home and not shared it with the entire internet community. Hopefully this young girl won’t get too badly teased or taunted because of it.