One video of a little girl getting her ears pierced went viral after it appeared that the girl’s mother forced her into the piercing.
Pretty Ricky, who pierced the girl’s ears, originally posted a video of the event to Facebook with a description of the child’s reaction.
“You stay just like that,” the girl’s mother says in the video. “You put your hand up there and I’m going to punch you.”
The girl pleads with the employee to not pierce her ear, but the girl’s mother insists that the employee continue. The girl’s mother attempts to reassure her daughter by saying that the piercer is a professional and that she can file a lawsuit if the piercer hurts her.
When the little girl replies that the piercing will hurt, her mother responds that a punch to the girl’s rear end would hurt even more. When the girl continues to cry, her mother finally puts her in a chokehold.
“Ricky, go ahead and do it while she got her,” a man says off-camera.
The employee finally pierces the girl’s ear. The girl’s mother insists that her daughter get the other pierced as well and belittles her.