The website Distractify, which specializes in videos of all sorts, ran a video for Father’s Day that is likely to make you cringe. The video is called “What Happens When Dads Hook Their Kids Up To Lie Detectors.”
OK, it’s sort of funny, on one level, since there’s obviously no duress involved. The “kids” are all grown, and everyone seems to be a willing participant. But, who comes up with these ideas? And why on earth would anybody think that making a video of dads grilling their adult children on sensitive and intimate topics would be a treat for Father’s Day?
Maybe there were other questions that were asked, but pretty much everything that made it into the three-minute video concerns sex and/or drugs. (What, no rock and roll?) One father actually asks his son if, when he was younger, he had sex with one of his stuffed animals. I kid you not.
I can relate to this — my daughter just turned 30. I can tell you that there’s no way I am going to ask her about any of her intimate experiences with her past boyfriends, hooked up to a lie detector, or not. There are some things I just don’t want to know. I’m certainly not going to put her on the spot in an internet video.
When you watch the video, it’s obvious that some of the dads are enjoying watching their kids squirm. But the kids mostly don’t seem to be enjoying it much at all. And, at times, the fathers don’t seem to like hearing the answers to some of their questions, either.
Most parents can tell when their child is lying just by talking to them. Talk to your kid? What a novel concept! Why do that when you can let technology replace parenting skill?
Here’s the video, via Distractify/YouTube:
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