A yet to be identified man has come under fire for hiring strippers to perform at his 12-year-old son’s birthday.
Video footage of the birthday party, which reportedly took place in the United States, show several exotic dancers performing for the boy.
In one short segment, the boy appears uncomfortable while two strippers dance for him and rub their breasts against his face.
Several Spanish-language news outlets have reported on the video, but it is not known exactly where it was filmed or the nationality of the family.
The father of the boy is reported to be a ‘millionaire’ by LaVanguardia.com
The video shows the boy sitting on a chair while two female exotic dancers perform.
One of them is sitting in the boy’s lap and another is standing behind them.
Another clip shows the boy with his top off, dancing with one of the lingerie-clad women by a stripper’s pole.
The father can be seen smiling broadly and encouraging his son.
The video was shared widely on YouTube where users have questioned the father’s parenting abilities.
Commentators have called the father’s ‘birthday gift’ inappropriate, saying a pre-pubescent boy should not be sexualised in this way, with some even calling it sexual abuse of a child.
It is not known where the party took place. According to Estrella TV, a Spanish-speaking TV channel in the US, the father hoped to turn his son into a man.
But instead the boy appears to be uncomfortable in the video. It was condemned by commenters, with some pointing out how different the situation would be if it was a 12-year-old girl with male strippers.
In the comment section of the video, there was mixed reaction.
Marco Scodorbes felt the father “deserves a medal“.
Another commentator, Gomera, failed to see the funny side, saying: “Would it be the same reaction if it were a 12-year-old girl with male strippers?”
And Alan Ancuna had similar thoughts, he said: “What would happen if we would turn the situation around? A 12-year-old girl with two half-naked men dancing, would it not be wrong?“