An American mother has taken aim and fired at social media – literally.
A video posted on YouTube shows an unnamed America woman cock a rifle and state “I hereby denounce the effects that social media have on my children, their disobedience and their disrespect.”
She then fires at an iPhone that is sitting on a tree stump, blowing it to pieces, then yells for another phone to be “set up”.
A man behind the filming shows the destroyed phones, and the woman tells him to film the children.
The three children, appearing to be teens, presumably hers, stand by watching.
There is a lot of cussing, hidden by bleeps through the video.
“I refuse to be cursed, I refuse to be disobeyed, I take back my role as your parent,” she says while holding the gun looking at the children.
Done with shooting the phones, she then raises a sledgehammer above the phones, saying “my children's lives are more important to me than any electronic on this earth.
"I refuse to have them be influenced in negative ways, contacting people they don't know, being involved in drama they don't need to be in and getting in trouble at school for having their phones out.”
While the woman appears to be self-righteous over her deed, at least one of the children heckles her as she completely destroys the phones.