As any teenager, Kesly Johnson from Ohio, wanted to live her life on her own terms and not care too much about expectations or the burning reality of the world we live it.
A few days after her birthday, she cried heart out, because her father took extreme steps to inculcate discipline, not realizing that he could easily scar her for life.
Here is what happened…
The 13-year-old was given permission by her mom to treat herself to some striking highlights, but her father didn’t like that, so he cruelly cut her locks to a short pixie.
Kelsey wanted to do something special for her 13th birthday and like any parent, her mom, Christen Johson was more than happy to give her child what she wanted.
However, that didn’t sit too well with her father and stepmom so they punished Kelsey by cutting off her long locks. They told her that every action has consequences!
Kelsey`s mom was desperate to do something so she decided to post the before and after photos of her child`s radical haircut on Facebook. As you can see, Kelsey is so embarrassed that she didn’t even want to reveal her face.
“This is what my daughter looked like Sunday when I took her home and the other two pictures is what happened today before she was brought to me…all over me having highlights put in her hair for her birthday!” Christin wrote.
Her posts created a swirl of reactions from more than 34.000 people and many of them did not even try to hide their anger for the actions of her father. So far the post has been shared more than 24.000 times.
“Please remember that you are NOT the sum of an assault that happened to you,” one person wrote.
Some Fcebook users made it clear that the father`s cruel action is equal to child abuse.
Thanks to this post and the buzz that it created, Wood County Children’s Services and Haskins Police Chief Colby Carroll will launch an investigation and get to the bottom of it.
“I’ve been doing this since ‘92 and I’ve never had a case that I would say that’s like this,” Carroll said.
A few days after Christin took her daughter to a local hair salon in Toledo, Ohio, where the staff fitted her with a wig of her choice until her real hair grows back.
Her father and stepmom (both firefighter) are allegedly suspended from work.
This is clearly a case of psychological abuse that can seriously damage a child’s emotional health and development!