Mom shames teen daughter for lying about age on Facebook, posting racy photos

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DENVER — A Colorado mother’s video on Facebook is going viral after she shamed her 13-year-old daughter for posting suggestive pictures on social media and saying she was 19.

“You’re 13,” the mother, Val Stark, says to the girl in the video. “So why does your Facebook page say that your 19?” she asks. The daughter, whose face appears to be blurred out, remains sheepish as the mother tells her to look at the camera.

The mother asks her daughter why she has photos of her in a bra and lace panties on her page. After the girl begins crying, Stark says, “You wasn’t crying when you was posting pictures on Facebook, was you?”

The mother also reminds the girl she still has a bedtime and still watches the Disney channel.

The video has been viewed more than 10 million times on Facebook, with several thousand shares and comments, and has stirred some controversy among other Facebook users. Some commenters came to the mother’s support, while others thought the mother’s actions went too far.

“[T]his could be kinda traumatizing and could lead to things like a child running away or self harm,” wrote one user.

“We need more parents like this!” commented another.

You can watch the video in the player above.


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  • timothy Blackburn

    Mom!! Was 100% right that’s what’s wrong with these kids now!! I’m old school 🏫 I’d I would’ve done this my mom or dad would have beaten the Brakes off me!! Now you Discipline your kids your going to Jail!!

  • jessie

    I feel there should be more mothers like this one 13 saying you 19 that is really doing to much so i commend this mom for what she said thanks powerful mother..

  • Tiff

    I admit that I also have kept several “racy” pictures and made several “unacceptable” comments on the internet. But after I have seen this news I have already erased those “racy” pictures from my computer and tried to be careful when I am online.

  • nonya

    after the other little girl killed herself because of public discipline by her parents, its time to start being a parent BEFORE they get a facebook, and just not allowing any social media at all. i dont allow my kids on this mess. if they wanna socialize, talk to your friends at school.

  • Clair McFadden

    This is exactly why parents need to pay a bit more attention to their kids online social life, mom is right, but she should have known. My mother when I was a kid always watched what I posted. I do feel bad for this girl because she was stupid enough to do that. But i feel like the environment she was in maybe had something to do with it.