Parents do embarrassing things all the time, but not all of them get caught on camera.
A TikToker who goes by the name of Sabrina posted a video of a man berating a ride operator and demanding that his daughter be allowed to ride.
The catch is that the girl is below the required height, so it wouldn’t be safe for her to go up. Nevertheless, the rude father continues to demand that his child be released.
The father is seen yelling at the theme park workers while his daughter cries.
The video begins with him apparently identifying the person who fired his daughter as “the girl with the mole on her face.”
The woman he is talking to is heard in the background asking for a manager as he continues to raise his voice towards her.
A man can be heard telling the father that his child is too small.
The dad ups the ante by saying, “This kid is going to do this trick where you and I are going to the parking lot.”
At this point, the employee can be heard anxiously asking for a manager.
The man goes on to explain that his child has been refused entry to the carousel three times. The little girl’s hands can be seen wrapped tightly around her waist and crying loudly.
The back and forth continues and the father threatens, “Listen, we can do it your way, or we can do it mine.
He tells the worker that he is going to make her life miserable right now.
He continues to speak in a seemingly one-sided conversation, saying, “My eight-year-old daughter is crying? You will see… You will see!
The man seems oblivious to the fact that his own exaggerated behavior is adding to his daughter’s public trauma.
The dad then points in the direction of the ride operator and says, “I’ll shut that bitch up.” This prompts a woman off-camera to speak up.
She begs him: “Don’t close it. He responds by again explaining that his daughter had been repeatedly ignored.
He then begins talking to an unseen male worker who tries to reason with him to no avail. The man says, “I know it’s your job. But I’m gonna shut this bitch up!
Then someone inaudibly swears in the background and the man replies, “Oh yeah? Oh yeah?”
This triggers a fight between a group of women. A woman, in a gray and neon green backpack, appears to be the aggressor and proceeds to approach two other ladies standing nearby.
The woman appears to be with the girl’s father who enters the fray to confront a man standing near the two women his friend is attacking.
The video ends with the father still arguing with passers-by while the unnamed woman with him shouts into the camera, “Yeah, start filming. Put it on YouTube…TikTok…”
Due to the end of the video, it prompted more questions than answers. The TikToker has returned to answer a few of them.
She confirmed that a stick was used to measure the child initially, but due to confusion she was only turned away after queuing.
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In a surprise turn of events, the little girl was finally allowed on the ride. She was placed in the front row, accompanied by her father.
Additionally, she said security was waiting when the family left the area, but wasn’t sure if they had been kicked out of the amusement park.
Commenters initially found the father’s actions deplorable before the follow-up video. One person criticized: “The child is crying because the father is causing chaos, not because of the rules.
A former ride operator confirmed the father was at fault, commenting: ‘99% of the time kids cry it’s because their parents are starting to get upset and it scares/embarrasses them. not because they can’t go.
After uploading the second video, the tide changed and people started to agree with the father. One person joked, “Although he was wrong, he was 100% right in the end.”
NyRee Ausler is a writer from Seattle, Washington, and author of seven books. It covers lifestyle, entertainment and current affairs, as well as workplace navigation and social issues.