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?
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