All throughout the party, the teenagers tweeted about what they were doing and posted pictures of themselves online.
Yet Holloway's response was classy and kind. He created a website in an attempt to reach out to the teens and show them there are better ways to spend their time than drinking and vandalizing. He invited them to a picnic and gave them the opportunity to return to his home to help clean up the mess they'd left behind.
Of the 300 who trashed his home, only one returned. The others? Their parents reacted by hiring lawyers to go after Holloway for reposting their children's pictures -- the same ones they initially posted on social media themselves -- on his website.
Seems to me there are 299 teenagers and even more parents who need to be lined up for public humiliation. That something like this could happen and the parents not react with horror to what their children did is not only outrageous, it's frightening. What kind of monsters are we raising?
Seems like we don't need less shaming, we need more. And not just for children, but for grown-ups as well.
Someone should alert those who started the dogshaming site and let them know it's time to expand.
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