Let’s brainstorm here for a second. What do southern families in the U.S hate? Electric cars? Grilled chicken? Democrats? One could debate this all day, but one thing is for certain. Apparently, southerners hate the iPhone. In a recent viral video, a Southern Mom was filmed shooting up her kids’ smartphone as a protest against social media. Here are five facts about the incident.
1. MOM DESTROYED KIDS LIFELINE TO THE WORLD
In the aforementioned video, the mom is seen shooting the iPhone not once, but twice. Her reasoning? Social media is having a negative effect on her children, their disobedience, and their disrespect. Perhaps she overreacted, but she does have a point.
2. SHOOTING THE IPHONE WASN’T ENOUGH
As if shooting the iPhone with her southern fried rifle wasn’t enough, the mother is seen in the video putting the demolished device back on the tree stump. From there she takes a sledgehammer and gives three final whacks to the solidify the demise of said smartphone.
3. CRAZY MOTHER MAY HAVE A POINT
At first glance, this mother may have looked like she overreacted a bit, however, as all mothers do, she had her reasons. She stated that her children’s lives were more important than any electronic device, even if it was the latest iPhone. As one would imagine, the children were less than impressed. Call her methods a bit…unethical, but one could make a solid argument that his mother was only looking out for the best interests of her children.
4. THESE KIDS MAY HAVE DESERVED IT
Looking at her reasoning, the mother stated that the kids were going beyond casual iPhone use. Apparently they were talking to strangers, getting involved in useless drama and then getting in trouble at school for having their phones out. The more this mom speaks, the more it seems like she really does care. Even if the video was fake, it brings up some interesting commentary on the state of technology in our society.
5. PARENTS LIKE THIS ARE A DYING BREED
Try as you might strict southern parents, your ways are unfortunately obsolete. Devices like smartphones and tablets are not going away anytime soon. They’ve already infiltrated the younger generations to a point beyond repair. The gap in generations is something that has always gone on, and this is no different than your grandparents shooting up the record player while the Beatles were playing. With all new technologies, we will adapt. That being said, kids will always be dumb.