Mother sparks outrage as she 'hires a stripper' for 8-year-old son's birthday
A mother has come under fire for reportedly treating her 8-year-old son to a stripper for his birthday.
The 10-second video clip has sparked outrage and prompted calls for the mother to be prosecuted.
The video shows the young boy sitting on a chair while a stripper dances around him wearing nothing but pink underwear.
The footage sees one youngster smack the dancer's backside and another throws money at her, while some members of the audience - seemingly children - cheer them on and laugh.
The video, now deleted from the Internet, is believed to have been filmed in Tampa, Florida.
However, police have not been able to trace the mother so far.
The footage was originally posted on Instagram before going viral, racking up more than 500,000 views.
Many viewers posted their shock and disgust online with some describing the incident as an "act of child abuse".
And the stripper has been criticised too, with the decision to accept a job dancing for a child being slammed by viewers.
One commenter on Reddit said: "How is this not child abuse? I'm sorry but the kid is eight years old, this was down right disturbing to watch."
“The mother should be put in jail and the stripper should be fined,” said another. “Disgusting.”
On Facebook, another commented: "As a mother of an eight-year-old boy this is wrong on so many levels,"
"They should all be out playing on their new bikes or with a new ball - and not seeing some stripper perform.
"The mother is not fit to have children. She needs prosecuting."