It’s a shocking incident that occurred in May 2011 but is just now circulating in the viral virtual world. A video uploaded to YouTube depicts a Malaysian teen mom violently beating her screaming baby. The mom has since been sent to prison for her actions and the baby is in a foster care home reportedly doing well, but that hasn’t stopped the video from drawing extreme criticism against the mother even a year later.
The four-minute video is so violent it is age restricted on YouTube. It shows the mother forcefully hitting the crying, face down 10-month-old with a pillow, slapping her with an open palm and pinching her all over her body. Even as the baby pushes herself up to crawl, the mother hits it back down and kicks it. Appearing to reach out to her for help, she swats the hand away.
If you think you can stomach it, here is footage of the heartbreaking treatment of the then 10-month-old (Content Warning: Graphic images showing the beating of a baby):
The YouTube video posted above already has more than half a million hits within a day of it being uploaded. This same post of the video has received nearly 11,000 comments within that time-frame, which include one wishing the mother would be hanged for her crime, others calling her foul names and more lamenting that no person, let alone a baby, should be subjected to such abuse. Dozens of YouTube users have also uploaded videos sharing their thoughts about this case.