CHICAGO — Video that shows a mom apparently forcing her daughter to get her ears pierced at a Chicago business is going viral after the video was posted on Facebook.
Despite screams from the girl, the mother can be shown in the near 6-minute video holding her still while one ear is pierced. Now, some are wondering if the mother went too far.
The piercer, Pretty Ricky, posted the video with this description, “This lil girl nearly lost her dammm mind when I was trying to Pierce her ears yall gotta watch this till the end.”
Editor’s note: Language and images in this video may be offensive to some viewers.
The Facebook video has been removed by the original poster.
In the video, a man off-camera can be heard saying, “You’re supposed to be a big girl.”
“You stay just like that. You put your hand up there and I’m going to punch you,” the girl’s mother says.
The girl can be heard pleading with the employee to stop.
“Now, squeeze your legs. We’re going to count to five; we’re going to give you five. One, put your hands down. Two, Three, calm down. Four, he’s going to get ready to do it, OK. Calm down. Five, hold on tight,” her mom says.
The little girl cries, “No, no, no. Please don’t!”
“He is a professional,” the girl’s mother says. She then tells her daughter she could file a lawsuit if the piercer harms her.
“But, it’s going to hurt,” says the girl.
“Me beating your a** with my fist will hurt worse,” says her mom. “I thought so, let’s get this over with.”
The mother then holds the girl while the employee pierces the girl’s ear.
“You’re acting like a little baby,” says a man off-camera after the girl’s ear was pierced.
“Now she feels stupid as hell,” says the girl’s mother. “That didn’t hurt at all, right? We’re going to stay and get the other one done.”
The video has been viewed over 1.3 million times and has over 8,000 comments.