If you've been watching the news in the past few weeks chances are you've probably come across the video of Aldi Rizal, a two-year-old Indonesian toddler who smokes 40 cigarettes a day. This week we meet an African-American boy rhyming along to a song by rapper Waka Flocka Flame that's laced with profanities... Here's what you had to say: J. Rae commented via Facebook: "The sad thing is that this little boy is smart and is just learning the wrong things." Eboni wrote via Facebook: "It's so sad that these parents think this is cute. Why can't they teach children something worthy and meaningful?"

Essence.com
Jun, 08, 2010

If you've been watching the news in the past few weeks chances are you've probably come across the video of Aldi Rizal, a two-year-old Indonesian toddler who smokes 40 cigarettes a day. Video clips of Aldi puffing away at a cig made him an Internet sensation overnight. This week we meet an African-American boy rhyming along to a song by Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame that's laced with profanities like the F-word that he proudly recites back to the camera, to the approval of someone off-camera, obviously coaching him. A new video of a toddler drinking at a Phillies game has also surfaced, causing a stir on several parenting blogs. The question: Why are parents uploading videos of their children behaving badly and why do we get a kick out of it?  

What do you think? Is it mindless entertainment or children being exploited?