It's the parents' fault that their kid fell in the dang gorilla pit

June 9, 2016, 3:56 pm

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The debate "It's the parents' fault that their kid fell in the dang gorilla pit" was started by SwaggerPoptart on June 9, 2016, 3:56 pm. 15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 13 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

SwaggerPoptart posted 4 arguments, Nemiroff posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
historybuff posted 2 arguments, Nemiroff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

SwaggerPoptart, MrShine, sabrina, LawfulOne, DB8101, Zuhayr, jack_tim_45, moneybagboyz and 7 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, historybuff, fadi, SueAnnMohr, dalton7532 and 8 visitors disagree.

I know yours wasn't in reference to me. but I still disagree about how everyone is so quick to deem someone a bad parent at the first perception of a single mistake. it's judgemental and hypocritical.

1 year, 11 months ago

My statement wasn't in reference to yours nem, just a general statement of today's society.

1 year, 11 months ago

best not to judge, they weren't being bad parents by default (unless this is a regular occurrence), I mostly meant to say it's not the zoos fault. not that the parents are horrible.

1 year, 11 months ago

Not always, but I think parents need to be better parents.

1 year, 11 months ago
Nemiroff
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kids are fast. it's a known fact. you have to keep an eye on them.

what kind of barrier do you want the zoo to put up?

1 year, 11 months ago
SwaggerPoptart
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THE CHILD REPEATEDLY TOLD HIS MOTHER HIS GOING TO THE GORILLA PIT. I think that would be a sign to STOP your child, wouldn't you?

1 year, 11 months ago

do you know how long it took to climb through and fall? I've seen children climb. some kids could do it faster than it takes the average person to sneeze. so saying it is the parent's fault when you weren't there is kind of rediculous. everyone who was there agrees that they were not at fault, as far as i could find. why would you assume you know who's fault it is?

1 year, 11 months ago
SwaggerPoptart
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You know, it's quite childish of you to act this way over a dumb debate on the internet wig some stranger you know nothing about. If you have a personal issue with me, I could understand. But seriously, pull dat stick out yer butt. Hakuna your tatas.

Back to the mature debate, I never said they were bad parents, nor was I trying to glorify my personal family or myself. My personal experience should have been left out of the debate, and I apologize for that.

However, I do know that if you properly care for your child, that does not mean that they won't get away from you occasionally. Trust me, I can understand that one.

But when your child has enough time to constantly tell you where he is going, run over there, climb through the barriers, and THEN fall in, that is an issue.

1 year, 11 months ago

so we're right back to judgmental douche then. that could have happened to any parent. three year olds are quick and not very bright (they are 3 after all). you turn around to get them a juicebox and they can be gone.

saying that they are bad parents or that they are to blame is incredibly judgmental and serves no purpose other than making you feel better about yourself and your family. people tell themselves that that has never happened to me so it must be their fault. when they just had some bad luck and fast child. people do this so they don't have to face the fact that a bad thing could happen to them at any moment. it's much easier to just say that could never happen to me, I'm a good parent.

1 year, 11 months ago
SwaggerPoptart
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My family also has four children, but my parents know how to parent. If these parents were incapable of keeping their child safe in public, they should not have taken them. No evidence is needed. Keep your kids on a leash if you have to dangit. Your child's safety is more important than anything.

1 year, 11 months ago

they were a family with 4 children. while they were looking the other direction the kid took off and a bad thing happened. these things happen to good parents literally every single day. this time just happened to make the news. I don't have children but I have several nieces. I know how fast a 3 year old can get away on you.

I have yet to encounter any information that would lead me to believe that they are to blame. if you have any by all means provide it.

1 year, 11 months ago
SwaggerPoptart
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-This is a (at least I hope) mature debate, not a name calling session. Geez. You're going to hurt my feelings or something.

-The news has said the child repeatedly told his mother he was going to to go play in the water (of the gorilla pit), she told him no, he snuck off and fell in. Basics of the story.

-This is not me being rude, I simply advocate for parents to take proper care of their child. When a parent takes their kid to a public atmosphere such as the zoo, it is important for that parent to take care and keep track of their child. Simple as that. There are so many things that could happen to an unattended child, and the parent is responsible for the child's safety.

-If this parent was keeping better track of their kid, it wouldn't have been able to sneak off, and the gorilla would not have had to die. Once again, stating my opinion does not make me a douche, but I believe it is the parents fault for not carefully attending their kid in a public area. Excuse me for speaking. Geez.

1 year, 11 months ago

have they released any information on how it happened? last I heard there was nothing on that. and if you are blaming the parents without knowing what happened that makes you a judgmental douche.

1 year, 11 months ago
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