A babysitter slapped a young boy in her care for dancing.
“You don’t do that shit. Fuck wrong with you? Gay ass bitch,” the babysitter told the child, who stopped dancing and held his face after the slap. The boy had been engaged in the “Savage” TikTok dance challenge alongside his sister when the woman hit him.
Video of the slap has gone viral on social media; one repost of the Instagram Story had 8.5 million views at the time of this article’s publishing.
Initially, social media users assumed the woman who hit the boy was his mother. However, the child’s godmother clarified Friday on Twitter that it was a babysitter. “My godson comes from a loving home & whether he’s gay or not we love him regardless,” the godmother tweeted.
“We always let him be himself. His mom thought she could trust this person to watch them for 10mins & this happened,” she added.
The godmother added that “the cops are already involved” and “the person who did this is gonna be turning themselves into police custody tonight.”
The child’s mother also released a video through the godmother’s Twitter account assuring the public that the situation is “being handled” by law enforcement and that her son is OK.
“My son is fine; I know he’s good over here. I know he’s being loved right,” the mother said, adding, “I’m just hoping and praying they don’t take my babies away.”
Watch the mother's statement below.