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An unruly child messes up a Sephora make-up display worth at least $1000… and gets away with it

By Alan / lundi 20 novembre 2017 10:00
Everyone knows that kids are idiots. Talking to a kid is a bit like talking to someone who has spent the day drinking rosé. Getting them to understand that a shop isn't a playground they can take to pieces is their parents' job. But if they're ever accused of not properly parenting, shit goes down.

What a mess

Brittney Nelson, a client of the Augusta, Georgia branch of Sephora, shared on social media a Make Up Forever eye shadow stand which had been given a right going over by a kid. And when I say "a right going over", I'm not exaggerating, the thing was fucked up. 

Her intial Facebook post:

Despite her post being pretty reasonable and well intentioned… 

The fact that she's giving other people advice on how to raise their kids, to avoid them breaking up stores and eventually becoming juvenile deliquants, giving tips on the way she educated her daughter… well, that didn't go down too well with some of internet's mombies. 

Some people agreed with Brittney, others…

Of course, as the story picked up speed on social media, a shitstorm was brewing and people had to do what people insist on doing these days : have an opinion. Some, well, most were on Sephora and Brittney's side, agreeing that leaving a child run amok in a store that contains expensive items was irresponsible. This tweet says it all :

The opposing team however… 

Some moms tweeted their displeasure at being called out on letting their spawn destroy shops and products. Some even accused Brittney of "mom shaming", even though Brittney made it pretty clear that she herself is a mom. It's not "mom shaming", it's "moron shaming".

This tweet takes the biscuit, throws it across the store, then accuses the store of making the mess because they allow people access to biscuits :

This is along the same illogical lines as blaming your neighbors for not hearing anything when you got burgled.

Fallout

Brittney, who posted the initial photo, got loads of hate and troll, but that's life on internet these days, and she just makes do with it."I woke up to the internet mob of insanity because of my one cranky post," Nelson told Insider. "I honestly don't think I said anything 99% of people don't think anyway so I'm not that devastated by the hurricane of it." I always equate people on the internet to what people become when they get behind the wheel of a car, they toot horns, shout at people. Internet is the same, people become shitehawks.

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By  laurellkawes  |  31

As a parent, it’s your job to watch your child and make sure they don’t destroy a store. All of the tweets shaming her equals bad parenting and those who don’t want to take ownership of what their child does. Next time, stores need to charge these idiots for their kids destroying stuff

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By  RichardPencil  |  22

See what happens when you ban Judge Roy Moore from the mall? Kids aren’t nervous and creeped out by getting hit on by a sleazy creep, so they cause trouble. Unintended consequences!

By  mekiswrite  |  14

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Are you kidding me with this comment? The store does lose money because of this due to the condition of the display. Not only do people get turned off by a product because of an unkempt, destroyed display, but the companies lose money because they have to throw away all of the product that was destroyed and then pull out new pieces of that product from their inventory to redo the display. So yes, these companies do lose money. And I know this because I work in a beauty store like Sephora and we have had this happen.

By  laurellkawes  |  31

As a parent, it’s your job to watch your child and make sure they don’t destroy a store. All of the tweets shaming her equals bad parenting and those who don’t want to take ownership of what their child does. Next time, stores need to charge these idiots for their kids destroying stuff

By  Taurus_ChicKa  |  28

Yeah, the people shaming this girl need to stfu. You know why so many of these people get mad at posts like these? Because the truth hurts. Unfit parents hate to be called out on how badly they fail at raising their offspring. This is why we have so many spoiled kids turning into criminals and delinquents - lack of discipline. In the case of this kid's mother, yeah, running away like nothing happened makes it all better. Where was she that she wasn't watching this kid, because I'm sure that kind of a mess didn't take long to make? And if the kid was that young, why was he/she unsupervised anyway? Parent fail for sure.

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