Shocking Video Of White Toddler, 3, Being Bullied By Her Black Neighbors, Aged 5, Posted On Facebook
A shocking video which appears to show the racially motivated bullying of a three-year-old white girl by her five-year-old black neighbors is not what it appears say the father’s of the children involved.
Two video clips were uploaded to Facebook and titled ‘When white people pi** black people off’, showing a heartbreaking scene, a little Minneapolis girl trying to play with another group of girls who are encouraged to hit, push and verbally abuse the toddler at the encouragement of an older boy who is recording the attack.
Outraged viewers saw the video as evidence of racism and immediately made threatening calls to the parents of the bullying children, the parents of the two little girls who were hitting the girl, had no idea the incident had happened, been filmed, let alone posted online and rushed to apologize to the equally clueless parents of the victim.
Warning the video is disturbing to watch:
While the video mentions the race of all the parties involved, at no point is any racial language used by the bullies towards the little girl.
However, the problems began when the video began to spread virally across the Internet, leading to the parents of both children being identified. Shocked and angered people began to make threatening calls to the father of the 12-year-old and younger girls, who has been identified by the Daily Mail as ‘Eddie’ to protect his identity.
Viewing the video for himself, Eddie walked across to his neighbor Shawn Peterson to explain and apologize for his children bullying his daughter, which he had no idea about.
‘I wasn’t happy with the video, obviously,’ said Mackenzie’s father, Shawn Peterson, to My Fox Twin Cities. ‘I am disgusted with it.’
Explaining that the first he heard that hundreds of thousands of people had seen his daughter being bullied on the Internet was when Eddie told him, Shawn said that he trusted his neighbor to do the right thing.
‘He’s taking care of it. Trust me. He’s a good father and everything like that, so I’m not worried about what he’s doing over there.’ Shawn told FOX 9.
Refuting claims online from outraged viewers that his children were racially bullying Mackenzie Peterson, Eddie said that is not what his children are brought up to think.
‘I honestly don’t know where it comes from. We don’t teach that in our household,’ Eddie, the father of the girls involved, said. ‘We’re not racist, none of that.’
Eddie and Shawn said that their children usually play together and added that the incident had been blown out of all proportion.
The boy posted the clip to a fake Facebook page, but the content was quickly uploaded to LiveLeaks and ignited a firestorm of comments.
Since the video went viral, Eddie has received hundreds of threatening calls from strangers who accuse him of being a bad father.
“He’s punished and getting dealt with,” Eddie insisted. “Internet, everything, privileges taken away. We’re dealing with it as a family.”
Many people are pleased the fathers are tackling the problem head-on. The local police stopped by to make sure it wasn’t a bigger problem being covered up. At this point, both parents say they want to use the incident as a teaching moment. Phone calls continue to stream in to both parents – one man called from North Carolina to ask if the girl’s family needed money to move to another neighborhood. Both families insist there is no need.
The parents apparently didn’t know this happened. I am glad to see the father’s didn’t fight themselves over it. If my daughters did this and especially if my son did this, their butts would have been sore for many days. What are your thoughts? Post your comments below.
Source: My Fox Twin Cities
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