Girl, 13, commits suicide after dad’s public-shaming video posted online

Re-blog. 13-year-old girl kills self after “shaming” video punishment.

WGN-TV

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TACOMA, Wash. — A 13-year-old Washington girl took her own life after her father recorded a video of him punishing her, sparking a debate over public shaming videos posted online by parents.

On Saturday, Izabel Laxamana got out of a car and jumped from a highway overpass, landing on Interstate 5 below, police said.  She was rushed to a local hospital where she later died.

The suicide came after a 15-second video showing her father questioning Laxamana after cutting off her hair as punishment for unspecified behavior was shared online.

“The consequences of getting messed up?” the father says for the camera as he pans from his daughter’s face to a pile of hair lying at her feet.  “Man, you lost all that beautiful hair.  Was it worth it?”

“No,” Laxamana says.

“How many times did I warn you?”

“Twice,” she says quietly.

While many have criticized the father online, police say he didn’t…

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