This video has been making its way around Facebook lately and it’s really heartbreaking. It’s from a Jenny Jones episode called “Boot Camp My Pre-Teen” that aired in June of 2003. Its 30 seconds long, but it’ll really hit hard.
These shows that “send the kids to boot camp” really piss me off. I don’t understand why a person would have a child and not go through the necessary steps to make sure that kid is going to turn out right. I’m in no shape right now to become a parent, but if the chance arose, I would go through copious amounts of shit to ensure that the kid wouldn’t turn out to be anything like the miscreants in my neighborhood. Sending a kid to boot camp doesn’t teach them to obey you, it teaches them to obey a drill instructor. Wise up, folks.
But seriously, let’s all hug this kid, who’s probably like 20 or so by now.