A dad on TikTok has divided the internet
over whether his behavior in a recent
upload was over-the-line or just a joke.
Brian Wells, who goes by @countrydad12 on
the app, only joined the social media platform
on April 22 and has already stirred up controversy.
In two of his videos, Wells can be seen
scolding his kids for not doing their chores .
before smashing several Apple
products and a TV with a hammer
and baseball bat respectively.
The second video went viral on Twitter
after user @Blackkout__ tweeted it with
the caption: “Toxic parenting or nah?”.
Over 18,000 people replied to the tweet.
“Breaking their belongings IS a
form of abuse. I’m disgusted with
all of you agreeing with this".
However, in a follow-up TikTok, Wells
addressed the accusations and said the
kids were in on the joke to begin with.
Wells went on to explain that it was a
pre-planned skit and that none of the
electronics were usable anymore.
He also added that he and his wife were getting them
new stuff, and followed up with another TikTok of
the kids playing with brand new game consoles.
even with the admission video and the footage of
the kids playing with new products, others remained
unconvinced and still thought it was a dangerous idea.
one comment on the TikTok said, “You’re
teaching your innocent young kids that it is
okay for you to be violent even if it’s just acting.”