A video of a father beating his teenage daughters for posting a "twerking" video on Facebook has divided opinion among the online community.
The 30-second clip, which shows an unidentified man hitting the young girls with an electric cord, has drawn condemnation from viewers around the world. But others said that corporal punishment was the right response for their behaviour.
The man is shown whipping the screaming girls to discipline them for posting the sexy video. It is not known when the video was shot.
Twerking is a type of overtly sexy dancing which focuses on the backside.
Many in the online community called for child protective services to get involved.
"No matter what those kids did, no one deserves to be beaten to that extent. How can you keep going when your child is screaming like that?" one viewer asked.
"If he treated them better to begin with maybe they wouldn't have stepped so far out of line. I'm glad my kids will never see me lose control like this.
But another wrote: "My father has never put his hands on me. Ever! But I can garantee, if he ever caught me shaking my ass on the onternet, I would be sore. Try to teach these young girls right and all they want is wrong. Beat that ass."
"He did the right thing," another commentator insisted.
Miley Cyrus recently uploaded a clip of her shaking what her mama gave her in a sexy twerking video.
In the two-minute clip on the 20-year-old singer's Facebook page she shakes her hips suggestively to The Wop, J Dash's new hip-hop track.