It’s difficult to decide what’s more unsettling: a parent beating up their child’s stuffed toys to get them to eat, or posting a video of it to get laughs on the internet. We’re fine with concluding that they’re both equally nauseating. We get it, mealtimes can be especially frustrating, but resorting to violence? Not the answer … Obviously. After a video of a man punching his nephew’s stuffed Mickey Mouse to coerce him to eat went viral, other parents are trying out the tactic.

In the video, which has over 16.2 million views, the man is seen trying to feed the toddler, who refuses. He then tries to feed the Mickey Mouse toy and when the toy also “refuses”, he punches Mickey repeatedly. The toddler is clearly stunned, then takes his food with no hesitation. “When kids don’t wanna eat… this is what you gotta do,” user @rudyhernandez_ captioned the video along with laughing emojis.



When kids don’t wanna eat… this is what you gotta do