Doll homegoing service viral video: Joke or emotional abuse?

Doll homegoing (Image Source: Facebook/Ebony Rudd)

A video uploaded to Facebook called “Doll Homegoing” has quickly gone viral. The video shows a toddler made to think she killed a doll that she threw across the room. The family cries and performs CPR, which caused the little girl to cry. Then the adults and children perform an outlandish funeral complete with candles and gospel music playing in the background. Some have called it a great joke, while others consider it mental abuse of a child.

Posted by Ebony Rudd on Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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