13-year-old girl commits suicide after dad posts public shaming video

By Samantha Luiz
05 June 2015

A teenage girl threw herself off a bridge days after her father cut her hair and posted a public shaming video online.

The incident reportedly happened on May 29, days after the video was posted on YouTube.

The video shows Isabel Laxamana, from Tacoma, Washington, US, standing in a room with some of her hair on the floor.

The father is heard asking, “The consequences of getting messed up, man, you lost all that beautiful hair, was it worth it?”

“No,” she responds quietly.

“How many times did I warn you?” he asks.

“A lot,” she replies.

Although the reason behind the public shaming is not yet known, people have rallied around the late teenager. A Facebook page has now been launched called Justice for Isabel as a way to raise awareness of ‘parent shaming’.

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Sources: independent.co.uk, metro.co.uk

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