January 10th, 2014
04:30 AM ET

Mother of toddler in 'thug' video defends son

The mother of an Omaha toddler is defending her son after he unleashed a slew of obscenities in an online video that has gone viral.

In the video, the diapered boy is taunted and cursed at by adults, who coax him into using crude words.

The African-American toddler knocks down a chair and responds to some of the comments with a middle finger salute.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Awww Now isn't that the cutest thing to show of your child online. WTH. Have any of you seen this ? I cannot believe people thought others would love have this shared with them. The 16 year old mother had this to say :

    "He's a smart little boy. All that cussing that he did, he doesn't do that," she said. "Somebody told him to do that. My son doesn't do that. I don't allow it."
    She stated she was in another room when this incident took place. I have a hard time believing that she couldn't hear the chair being turned over and the hollering and not at least come to find out was going on.
    Hopefully, now that this has been brought to light, environments and / or friends will be changed for the good of this baby.

    January 10, 2014 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The kid was taken into protective custody. Good.

      January 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well CNN / TJI refuse to let me post my true feelings about this morning, so let me just say, WTH

    January 10, 2014 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    good morning@bobcat.
    This is frustrating as usual. We would most certainly like to hear from you my friend.

    January 10, 2014 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Gone are the days when mothers use to wash mouths for saying curse words. Obscenities are no longer considered obscene.
    TV shows, movies, video games, what one hears from adolescents on public transport showcase the new in.

    January 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Proud parents apparently.

    January 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning @saywaht
    Yeah, the comment was in regards of us wondering what's wrong with the children today. As you stated, gone are the days of discipline and accountability. Now is a culture of enablement. A lot of parents now will say "My child would never do that" and then coddle them when someone speaks ill of them.
    It's a lot different world then the one I grew up in.

    January 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Some people should never have children. This is indefensible.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I can recall when my middle daughter, in her pre teens at the time, learned to talk like Donald Duck. She decided she could cuss at me and i wouldnt be able to tell. WRONG! So i squirted dish soap in her mouth, made her swish it around and then spit it out. She sat down at the table and calmly blew bubbles for awhile. Finally she said to me "mom i think i need more dish soap, the bubbles are gone!" Was all i could do not to burst out laughing.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Same here @ bobcat.

    January 10, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    One thing i learned was dish soap in the mouth didnt always work. My daughter would bl ow bubbles and then ask for more when the bubbles were done. Shes still a brat that way even at 35!

    January 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Ya know what else is obscene? Cnn posting this story on a BLOG and then not allowing comments!

    January 10, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Dan

    By saying she is defending her son, she seems to be trying to deflect attention away from having to defend herself and her parenting. Pretty Uncool.

    January 12, 2014 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Its a natural motherly instinct to defend your child. That doesnt necessarily mean shes deflecting blame from herself. And im sure by now shes realised she messed up dont ya think? And isnt she a really really young mom? I think i read shes like a teenager herself. Being a parent is a learning curve every single day and if youre a teen mom youre gonna make tons of mistakes. Hopefully she learns from this one. And im relatively sure NONE of us were perfect parents. Gosh knows i wasnt.

    January 12, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    And @ Melissa, when you read this, and i know you will just know that ive always been impressed and greatly amused by your (bratiness) because we both know you just have alot of s p u n k! Lmao and its most times inspirational and i hope you never lose it. It IS one of your best qualities and most times quite witty even! Lol

    January 13, 2014 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oh and last but in no way least, i have ALWAYS been very proud to be your mother! 😉

    January 13, 2014 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
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