MOSCOW, April 28 (UPI) — A video that appears to show a Russian father teaching his toddler how to smoke a cigarette has been making the rounds on social media after it was posted to LiveLeak.
The video, “Father “Of The Year,” has already been viewed more than 150,000 times.
According to a translation, the man asks the boy “Did it kick in?” during the clip. A woman can also be heard in the background giggling at certain times during the video.
Twitter was not impressed.
Father offers toddler cigarette, toddler smokes it. Parents who deserve to be shot film the whole thing http://t.co/e7QIQhaIKr— The Right Hon. JV (@ASAP_JV) April 26, 2014
This is child abuse isn’t it? http://t.co/0eWtdLOIQM— Ananyoch Aonputtha (@imananyoch) April 28, 2014
With nicotine having fast acting properties on a young one’s developing brain, this video is quite alarming and sad http://t.co/2Av8GPT2Ej— Health & Wellbeing (@HealthWellTrain) April 28, 2014
This isn’t right… “@Naijablogger: Shocking – Father & toddler son smoking cigarette : http://t.co/sE7scYicrd pic.twitter.com/qlihlxsIRE””— Kenzo Kurosaki (@FvckKenzo) April 27, 2014