A teenage girl from Tacoma Washington committed suicide by jumping off an interstate bridge after her father shamed her by chopping her hair off and a third party posted the video online. Critics call into question shaming as a parenting method. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian (The Point), Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), and Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show?) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
"Was it worth it?”
That’s a question that can now be asked of Izabel Laxamana’s father, who has been accused of traumatizing the 13 year old by cutting off her long, black hair and uploading the video online to shame her publicly.
Laxamana, a Tacoma, Washington middle schooler, got out of a car on Friday and jumped off an interstate bridge. She died the next day. Her death was ruled a suicide by the county medical examiner’s office, the News Tribune reported.
Days earlier, her father Jeff punished her with the video for “getting messed up.”
“Man, you lost all that beautiful hair,” he says, panning the camera onto Laxamana’s locks lying on the floor. “Was it worth it? How many times have I warned you?”
It’s difficult to pinpoint cause and effect in cases of suicide, Jezebel notes, and it seems the girl was troubled by other things. In a Google+ post from August 2014, Izabel discusses feeling isolated at school, and said she draws comfort from YouTube performer Kian."
Read more here: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/13-year-old-tacoma-girl-jumps-to-her-death-after-her-dad-cuts-off-her-hair-in-shaming-video/
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