Online commentators were left conflicted after a mother recounted her reaction to her daughter’s decision to cut her hair.
Posted on redditFamous r/AmITheA** forum hole, Redditor u/Ill-Construction-660 (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she went to great lengths to prevent her daughter from getting bangs but was eventually defeated by a scissor-wielding determined 10-year-old meat and Tik Tok video.
entitled “[Am I the a**hole] For not sympathizing with my child after not listening? ” Mail It has received over 10,000 upvotes and 4,500 comments in the past day.
O.B. started “But in this case, I stop my feet because I know it won’t look good and will eventually be unhappy.”
Continuing to explain that her cousin, a hairstylist, agreed that getting the bangs was a wrong decision, the original poster thought the debate stalled until her daughter—and kitchen scissors—was gone.
“Only after I went into the bathroom for a while did I notice that the scissors I keep in the kitchen are missing,” OB wrote. Then I heard her crying in the bathroom.
“I watched a TikTok group of people cutting their hair and tried to do a bang!” OP continued. “It wasn’t good…the hair wasn’t flat, I cut it too unevenly, too cut.”
“My daughter is terrified and doesn’t want to appear in public now. She is begging me to fix it even though I explained to her… it can’t be fixed,” the OP added. “I told her, ‘This is what happens when you don’t listen… you hid in the bathroom because you know it’s wrong.'” You have to live with the consequences and wait for them to grow. “
Given a recent CNBC report that revealed that 63% of Americans aged 12-17 use TikTok on a weekly basis, it’s no surprise that kids across the country are influenced to make poor decisions by an endless stream of viral videos.
However, kids were cutting their hair against parental advice, it was happening long before social media even existed.
For some parents, cutting hair yourself is a nightmare scenario. For others, it’s A funny picture and a story that lasts a lifetime.
And for kids who live with strict parents, or with their laissez-faire counterparts, an unwise chop can be a learning experience and a lesson about patience rolled into one.
However, what is learned from their haircut depends largely on the reaction of the parents.
During the comments section of the viral Reddit post, thousands of Redditors came face-to-face, discussing the original publisher’s lack of empathy for her daughter and the controversy over who deserves it. The majority of blame For the failed 10-year-old’s haircut.
“[You’re the a**hole]Redditor u/nukaati wrote in one comment, which has garnered more than 2,000 upvotes. It’s 10, not 20.
And they continued, “She did it, you don’t have to tell her you’re right and she should have listened to you.” “A way to give a girl mother issues.”
“It’s all your fault,” Redditor u/Temporary_Badger echoed, receiving more than 1,000 upvotes. “Your child should be allowed to make simple decisions for themselves at this age, and bangs are a very simple and simple decision.”
Redditor u/4MuddyPaws, whose comment received nearly 2,000 upvotes, offered the opposite view.
“[Not the a**hole], “they wrote.” I, of every girl I’ve known in my life in 65 years, has done something like this… You live, you learn.
“You will probably never try anything like this again,” they added. “If you take her to a salon, she will probably be unhappy with the way she looks.”
In the top comment in the post, which received nearly 22,000 votes, Redditor u/KODO5555 sided strongly with the original poster, sparking a separate debate over why her daughter cut her hair in the first place.
“I can pretty much guarantee that the majority of [you’re the a**hole responses] They aren’t parents or have really young children,” they wrote. Ten years old is old enough to face the consequences of your actions.”
“no,” Redditor u/BlockAcceptable5542 responded back, receiving over 8,000 upvotes. “OP is an a**hole for ‘putting her foot’ around bangs in the first place. Kids should have agency in their looks as much as possible.”
NEWSWEEK u/Ill-Construction-660 has been reached for comment.