A mother, who hails from the state of Alabama, has faced widespread condemnation online after a video of her cutting her daughter's braids off started circulating on social media.
In the clip, which was initially shared on Facebook, the woman can be seen expressing her anger after the child was taken by her father to have her braids done by someone else.
"I don’t care! I told you stop playing with me! I don’t care, I do my own daughter’s hair,’ she shouts, as she takes a pair of scissors to the crying girl's hair.Watch the distressing footage below:
Per MadameNoire, the incident transpired after the child's father took her and her siblings on a surprise trip to get their hair done as they reportedly don't spend much time together.
Sharing the video to Facebook, the father allegedly wrote:
"I snuck up on my kids at daycare cause dey momma jayla don’t let me see dem an I took my boys to get dey hair cut an got my bby girl hair did look wat her momma do just cause I got my bby hair did [sic].
I’m gucci but my bby hurt but females talk about dead beats dis why sum [N-words] say f*ck dat sh*t an I remind u she also smushed her bday cake on her bday last year [sic]."
People were quick to criticize the woman's (who has been identified as Maliyah Jackson) actions. "This is so sad and evil," wrote one Twitter user, while another corroborated "She really cut this baby hair out of spite."
Others pointed out that you can dislike the father of your child, but not use your kids to "spite" them. "I always say love your kids more than you hate you," added a social media user.
The woman in question, however, is apparently standing by her actions, as reported by Daily Dot. She purportedly said in an Instagram Live that while she likes the style, the braids were "too tight".
"It was too tight. My baby hair, her skin meat was puffing up between the braids and everything. It was pretty, but it was too tight, and I don’t even braid her hair that tight," she said according to the publication.Related: this school worker sent a boy home with a note telling his mother to put him on a diet:
Further, in another Facebook post, Jackson proceeded to ridicule her daughter's father:
"I don’t need no hoe putting they hands in my daughter hair when I’m a braider myself & just now getting my guh hair to grow!!! This f*ck [N-word] know I even said the Africans can’t get in her head cause they braid too mutha f–kin tight & guh hair was tight as f–k damn right I cut it out [sic]."