SAVANNAH, Georgia (KTVU) - A video streamed on Facebook live shows a mom beating her 16-year-old daughter for allegedly posting "sexy photos" on Facebook and being sexually active.
Apparently, the photos showed the teen in a towel, according to reports.
The video shows the mom hitting her daughter with what appears to be a stick. At one point, the daughter covers her face and appears to be crying.
The video includes graphic language, with the mother telling the daughter, "You nasty as hell." She also calls her daughter a THOT which is slang for "that hoe over there."
She says since her daughter embarrassed her, so she was embarrassing her daughter by streaming the video on her Facebook page.
In the video, her mother asks people to share the post so it will go viral. "I'm going to need you all to send this viral. Please share this, because I'm not done. More to come."
According to the Washington Post, after the video went viral both the daughter and her mother posted the following statements on Facebook:
"First Off I Shouldnt Embarrassed My Moma , I Love Her .Yes this is me .Niaaa .I Shouldnt even been doing what i did. No i didnt have vari in my house when she said not to . I was at his house . Im only 16 yrs old . I was gonna open up and tell her that i was having sex . I was just gonna wait a couple days to see how i was gone tell her . I understand why she did what she did . Everybody laughing and making reenactments . Sharing my pictures im seeing everything. I did go to the hospital only because i have (anxiety) attacks & real bad head ache . I embarrassed my moma so she embarrassed me . Im not defending the live video cas when school start next week all eyes on me . Im at work all eyes on me . I kno next time to just keep my business to myself."
Her mother posted:
"I love my daughter with all my heart what ever happens after this o well my daughter is not going to disrespect me or herself for nobody that s-- Bernie Mac !!! Ain't nothing change she still my baby girl 💯💪 lesson learned now have a blessed day."
The story is spreading across social media, which many debating about corporal punishment. Some say the mother crosses the line, and the beating of the teen was a criminal act. Others are defending her.
According to reports, the Department of Children and Family Services is looking into this incident.