A Georgia mother decided to punish her daughter for posting a provocative photo on Facebook by hitting her with a piece of plywood and post in online via Facebook Livestream. The video attracted the attention of both social media and the authorities, the mother getting more publicity than she hoped for.
In the initial five-minute video that was posted on the girl’s Facebook page, Shanavia Miller hits her daughter with a piece of plywood while telling her that the provocative photo she posted on social media is not suited for a girl her age.
It seems that the entire argument started after the mother discovered a Facebook photo of the teenager in which she was wrapped in a towel and standing next to her boyfriend.
The video starts with Miller accusing her daughter of bringing a boy in the house while picking up a piece of plywood and heading towards the terrified victim. The mother then proceeds to beat the girl with the piece of wood, while yelling that, at her age, she should not act like that, and focus more on her schoolwork than on spending time with boys.
Miller and her victim are accompanied by a third person who films the entire event. It can be seen at one point when the girl flees the room in which the conflict started, that the mother signals the third party to follow her into the kitchen where she continues to apply intense physical punishment.
Once in the kitchen, the mother gives up on using the now broken piece of plywood and decides to use her palms instead. The teenager cowers in the corner trying to say something to defend herself, but her words are unintelligible over the sound of her assailant’s voice and the loudness of the physical abuse.
Among the reproaches that the mother spills while “correcting” the behavior of her adolescent daughter is the one that she has bad grades at school. The exact words of the mother are too graphic to be reproduced, but the idea is that she believes the girl should focus more on getting her grades up than getting involved in a sexual relation.
The authorities looked into the case, but the victim declared that she feels safe in her house, and she doesn’t want to press charges.