A Texas woman's video rant about a poorly behaved child she observed inside of a grocery store has gone viral, with her suggestion that the mother should "kill it, give it away or leave it at home" raising quite a few eyebrows.
The woman in the clip, which was recorded on a cell phone and seemingly uploaded to Facebook before making its way to YouTube, is identified as Kathleen Smith from Tomball, Texas, according to KPRC-TV.
In the three-minute video, the woman recounts a recent experience at the HEB grocery store, describing how she was completely appalled by a toddler's behavior — so much so that she had to "pray to the baby Jesus" to keep from approaching the woman to give her a lesson in parenthood.
"I'm in the produce section just starting to make my way through the maze and this child starts screaming," she said. "I'm talking blood curdling, veins popping. It was bizarre and I thought, 'Okay, mom's going to get that under control. No."
From there, she delivered an expletive-laden rant describing how the unruly child reportedly threw food and continued screaming.
"There was string cheese on the floor, Cheetos everywhere — and this child never stopped screaming. By the time I got to the deli counter, I stopped and I just said a small prayer," she continued. "Please, Jesus, let there be something wrong with that child that makes it do that, because if not, I would like to know why that woman hasn't beaten the f**k out of it yet."
The woman identified as Smith offered up some potential solutions to the problem as well, noting that she at one point needed to "pray to the baby Jesus" to keep from walking over to the wooden spoons to show the mother "how to get that sh** under control."
"There are two answers to this," she said, proceeding to give three potential solutions for the child's mother. "Kill it, give it away or leave it at home. If it's got a problem, leave it at home."
See a version of the video that was uploaded to YouTube below (caution: strong language):
After the clip attracted attention, she uploaded another video, proclaiming that she's "not sorry for anything" she said, according to KPRC-TV.
The woman said she didn't realize her initial video would get so many views and "go public." Refusing to apologize, she doubled down, telling parents that they "need to make" their kids afraid.
"I'm thinking about maybe doing a blog on some parenting tips, because there's a lot of you out there that are f***ing stupid," she said.
Watch the video below (caution: strong language):