GUANGZHOU, CHINA – An 8 second video featuring a boy kicking his mom five times because she wouldn’t let him play on a smartphone has gone viral on Chinese social media, much to the disgust of netizens.
The short clip shows the boy’s grandmother trying to defend the mom from her son’s temper tantrum. According to online reports, it was recorded at a hospital in Guangzhou. After viewing the footage, a reporter says that the boy looks to be about 10 years old and was mad at his mom for now allowing him to play on the phone.
As an unintended consequence of its one-child policy, China has become infamous for its so-called “little emperors,” only children that are given everything they need by their parents except discipline. After watching the video, one expert expressed that this kind of thing is happening more and more often in China and that parents need to do a better job of disciplining their kids.
“It is the parents that are at fault here, not the child. They need to show the boy how to behave,” commented one Weibo user.
“If this were my kid, I would beat the snot out of him,” another netizen writes.
Watch the video below on YouTube: