photo: cindy scull Freakers 2013
IVAN MOODY TAKES THE HEAT FOR VIDEO OF CHILD STUNT AT FLORIDA SHOW
A video showing a nine-year-old girl being encouraged to swear on stage by Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody is causing some backlash for the band. The clip was posted on YouTube by The girl' s father, Mark douglas , who has blasted claims that it was inappropriate. So apparently Dad was ok with his 9 year old on stage. Basically, its Ivan Moody hugging the girl while trying to make her chant "Burn motherf***er burn," a lyric from 5FDP track Burn MF, in front of thousands of fans.
She appears to be uncomfortable in spite of Moody's encouragement: "Come on, gorgeous, you know the words." She doesn't say the lyric and looks at her Dad, who is filming, for reassurance.
In the Florida News , they quote a many sources as being disgusted by the video, including lawyer Miguel Fernandez. He says: "This child is being used as a prop. I feel sorry for this child. This child is helpless in that position. What does this child do? She's frozen."
Remember, the girls Dad defended Ivan saying there was nothing wrong with the stunt, however other ppl seem to not agree.
Well, any kid would be scared on stage, no matter what the singer asked her to say, no?
And there are many times kids blurt out cuss words and its hilarious.
So what do you think, was Ivan wrong for trying to get this kid to play along?
Whats your opinion? What if it was your kid?