Investigators are looking into a video after someone recorded a mother beating her daughter with a belt and posted it to Facebook.
In the video, the mother alleges she beat her child because she was participating in the “sleep challenge,” or “fainting game.” A “game” in which a person will bend over and take a few short, deep breaths really fast until the person hyperventilates. The person will then stand up, while another person pushes you against a wall, pressing on your sternum. This often will cause a person to pass out.
There have been three deaths related to the “game” since 2010.
The video has since been removed from Facebook.
However, investigators said World Star Hip Hop is glorifying the video.
Investigators said the video was directly supplied to World Star Hip Hop and they believe supplying it to the website was the mom’s sole intention behind making the video.
World Star Hip Hop is a website known for promoting and encouraging fights amongst the black community. Individuals are encouraged to incite and video fights, then send the video toWorld Star Hip Hop. Founder Lee “Q” O’Denat has been accused of exploiting the black community on numerous occasions. Many black leaders have spoken out against O’Denat, citing he is part of the problem, not part of the solution.
Law Enforcement agencies across the United States are working diligently to have the website closed down. Law Enforcement officials say the website masquerades as promoting hip hop videos but is more about promoting violence and glorifying that violence. “Making it seem cool to fight,” said one investigator.
In recent years, several arrests have been made after “fight videos” appeared on World Star Hip Hop. According to authorities, if a person making this type of video is found to have been involved in any way, charges would be brought against that person as well as the individual(s) fighting.
If anyone has information about the woman in the video, you are asked to contact law enforcement.
We want to hear from you. Do you think it is discipline, or should the woman be arrested?