FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Last month, a video made the rounds online showing a Denver mother publicly shaming her 13-year-old daughter for pretending to be older in her online profiles and posting suggestive photos.
Val Starks posted the video, and it was viewed more than 9 million times in just four days, drawing support from many and criticism from others.
You can count a Florida dad among the critics after he posted his own creative Facebook parenting video this week.
At first, Wayman Greshman leads the viewer to believe he’s about to give his son a "bald-head messed-up haircut … because I’m not happy with him."
He yells at his son to sit up, but instead of putting a razor to his head, he hugs the boy.
"There’s no way in the world I would ever embarrass my son like that," Greshman says. "It doesn’t take all of that. Good parenting starts before he even gets to the point of being out of control."
The video has been watched over 19 million times as of Tuesday morning and garnered thousands of comments, many of which praised Greshman’s parenting and his critique of shaming kids online.
Though she said she was "overwhelmed" by the support she got in response to her own video, Starks has since taken the video off Facebook.
She also acknowledged critics of child shaming when she spoke with FOX31.
“I am (my daughter's) mother before anything. I am not her friend," Starks said. "I am not here to let her do whatever she wants. My job is to raise her — sometimes that takes a little bit of tough love."AlertMe