US mum shoots disobedient children's iPhones

Taking away electronics is a common parental punishment, but this mother decided to take it one step further - and shoot up her children's iPhones with a rifle. Photo / YouTube
Taking away electronics is a common parental punishment, but this mother decided to take it one step further - and shoot up her children's iPhones with a rifle. Photo / YouTube

Hell hath no fury like an angry Southern mum.

Taking away electronics is a common parental punishment, but this mother decided to take it one step further - and shoot up her children's iPhones with a rifle.

"I hereby denounce the effects that social media have on my children," the mom shouts at the beginning of the video, a gun in her hand.

"Their disobedience and their disrespect".

She then points the gun and the camera moves to reveal that she's not about to shoot a pheasant or a bottle, but is aiming straight for an iPhone perched on a tree trunk.

With perfect aim she blows the smartphone to smithereens, as its pieces go flying into the grass.

"Set it up," she orders, as the man behind the camera begins to gather the pieces on the ground.

"Still recording?" she asks, "Yes ma'm," he dutifully replies, showing viewers a cracked iPhone screen.

The mother reveals one of her children has left but then the camera shows two teens, a boy and a girl, are still here - watching as the only outlet they've ever known to a social life disappears.

"I also take back my role as parent to my children," she then yells, not quite explaining just what that would entail.

Meanwhile a boy, presumed to be one of her sons, returns to the scene and gives the middle finger to the camera.

"I refuse to be cursed," the mother begins again.

"I refuse to be disobeyed. I take back my role as your parent."

"Get a shot of them," she orders, as the camera pans to reveal the three angry children standing with their arms crossed, until one flips a double bird again.

She then blows the remnants of the iPhone to bits, once again hitting it on her first shot.

"Anything left put it on top," she orders as the man behind the camera picks up the touch screen and back casing of the smartphone.

"My children's lives are more important to me," she begins, as the camera reveals she is standing over the trunk with a sledgehammer, "than any electronic on this earth".

"Good for you," one of the children interrupts.

"We still don't give two f***s".

"I refuse to have them influenced in negative ways," the mother continues.

"Contacting people they don't know, being involved in drama they don't need to be in, and being in trouble at school for having phones out."

She then hammers the remaining pieces a few times, her dog watching, before screaming: "I'm done!"

And with that, she drops the hammer and walks away.

- Daily Mail

- Daily Mail

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