YouTube star Michelle Grace has come under fire for ‘beating the crap’ out of her two-year-old daughter, as ‘punishment’ for ruining her makeup palette.
The 23-year-old shared a now-deleted video on the platform, for her 1.1k subscribers, in which the toddler could be heard sobbing in the background, after being caught with her mum’s JSC Alien palette.
‘My two-year-old just got her ass beat,’ she began. ‘Because no matter how many times I tell her not to mess with my makeup, she never f**king listens.
‘I put it away so that she can’t find it. And what does she do? She finds it.
‘At this point I need a freaking safe with a combination on it to keep her out of it. She has ruined two palettes of mine, and one of them is being discontinued.
‘My hand hurts because I just beat the crap out of her. Not literally, but I taught her a lesson.
‘I know a lot of parents won’t agree with me but I don’t spank my child, unless I have to. Usually it’s just a pop and it barely hurts, she cries for like five seconds.’
Following the clip – which has now been removed – unimpressed fans called Michelle out on social media, berating her actions.
‘What you did is not acceptable at all,’ one said. ‘Good luck in the future when your kids want to come to you for help but are scared they’re gonna get the “ass beat”.
‘You need to rethink your choices and life (sic).’
While others claimed that they reported her to the CPS (Child Protection Services).
Michelle later shared a lengthy statement on Twitter, insisting her daughter is ‘not hurt’.
Revealing that she ‘gets’ the shocked reaction online, the influencer continued: ‘I’m a young mum and I’m far from perfect. But I am a good mum. My video and my clouded feelings didn’t show that at all and I truly am sorry.
‘I’m still learning to go this whole parenting thing. It’s not easy. I don’t think it ever will be easy. I hope one day you all will be able to see the good in me.
‘Yes I popped / spanked her. But not hard. It hurt her feelings but not her. When she doesn’t listen to what I tell her, I feel like a failure as a mum. Talking calmly and taking things away for short periods of time sometimes doesn’t work with her.
‘I don’t expect anyone to ever be okay with what I did. I’m not even okay with it. It was awful and insensitive. ‘But I hope that with the help and advice of others, I can learn from this, move past it to be a better person and mother for the future.’
Michelle explained that the incident is being investigated which means she can’t go into much more detail other than to say it is ‘happening’.
‘I’m not mad at anyone,’ she concluded. ‘I appreciate the concern and I promise to be better moving forwards.’
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