My toddler threw a tantrum, people said my reaction was 'child abuse'
24th May 2023

Father accused of ‘child abuse’ after a video of him carrying his daughter sparked concern – but others claim it’s ‘fun and relatable’

  • Toddler refused to get up
  • Dad carried her like a shopping bag 

A father has been accused of ‘child abuse’ after a clip of him carrying his toddler by the jacket resurfaced.

The clip of the fed up father shows him picking up his two-year-old daughter and carrying her like a shopping bag when she refuses to stand.

It has sparked a furious debate, with many saying it’s ‘hilarious and relatable’ while others claiming it was ‘child abuse’.

‘I just hate it.. one should respect their kids emotions n feelings .. such a affectionless act,’ one mum said.

While another sided with dad and said that ‘kids are spoilt’ even suggesting he leave the youngster in the driveway to think about things. 

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He carries her by her jacket and marches her into the house like one of the shopping bags

The controversial clip shows the father unloading bags from the car in the driveway after returning from picking up his child from kindergarten. 

But his young daughter can be seen lying on the ground after throwing a tantrum and refusing to get up. 

Instead of trying to persuade the child to come into the house, the unamused father does not miss a beat and grabs hold of the girl’s jacket and lifts her like one of the shopping bags.

The little girl doesn’t protest as she dangles in the air when carried into the house

She can be seen dangling in the air as her father marches her into the house.

The little girl doesn’t protest and her mother, who films from inside their house, can be heard chuckling at the bizarre sight.       

The clip, which was filmed in Quebec, Canada in 2018, has recently resurfaced online causing furious debate.

While many say it’s ‘sweet, relatable and funny’, others have said they ‘don’t find it funny at all’ with some even accusing the father of child abuse.  

‘Well done, Dad! The patience and tolerance he must have had!’ one person wrote.

‘That’s the ‘I’m done with this s***, let’s go’ move,’ another added.

Others joked that it looked ‘so comfortable’ that they wanted to do it, while some said that anyone with toddlers could relate.


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However, others were less supportive.

‘I would leave the child there. Kids now days are spoiled,’ said one.

‘Omg I can’t believe he would do that, that’s child abuse,’ said another.

At the time it was filmed, the girl’s mother said her daughter is always doing funny things that makes them laugh.

She said: ‘I took this video from home of my boyfriend and our daughter, Juliette.

‘He was getting back from work and her from the kindergarten. She is a little girl who loves to laugh and make other laughs. 

‘What’s even funnier is that she is more than 3-feet-tall and over 37 pounds heavy and the jacket didn’t break. She often does stuff like this and this is just how we love her.’  

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