A woman who was shamed by another creator on social media found support from strangers who defended her and her parents' decision.
Parents don't simply stop being your parents once you reach adulthood. They will try their best to stick to your side and help you when you need it the most. But there is still a section of society that frowns upon adult seeking the help of their parents to make decisions, figure out their finances or simply commute to a different location. As per the majority of people, one should be considered lucky if they have their parents around to rush to their rescue in dire circumstances.
But one woman in her late 20s was criticized after her parents accompanied her to her new job location. The internet was left divided over whether or not this is age-appropriate whereas others supported Stizz (@stizzchung) for not being ashamed of asking for help. Podcaster Hannah Berrelli (@HannahBerrelli) first shared the screenshot of a TikTok made by Stizz and shamed her for taking the help of her parents for her new job.
There is something seriously wrong with this generation. Infantilised and proud of it. pic.twitter.com/koLDdcbzcM— Hannah Berrelli (@HannahBerrelli) September 11, 2023
The text overlay on the TikTok screenshot read: "POV: you’re a 27-year-old teenage girl starting a new job next week and your parents insist on practicing your commute with you." Twitter users had plenty of reasons to fume at Berrelli's reaction to the video. Berrelli's caption alongside the TikTok screenshot read: "There is something seriously wrong with this generation. Infantilised and proud of it." In an additional tweet, she added, "Bring back shame."
People had a lot to debate and discuss since none of them seemed to know the backstory behind this particular TikTok at first. They schooled Berrelli for making a thoughtless and insensitive comment without knowing about the actual situation of the 27-year-old woman. @MelissaAmaya32 commented: "I think this is fantastic! Dad looking out for his daughter. That woman is well-loved. That dad is continuing to act like a dad."
shame for having parents that love you? 💀— amara (@sacrilegiaz) September 12, 2023
@kaizoku_tenshi sided with Stizz from TikTok and commented: "There's no shame in needing help and support, whatever your age. When we love someone, we want to help them: I'm so sorry if it's never worked that way in your family." @PikaPhoebe presented a picture of how in Asia it's common to live with your parents and even grandparents well after reaching adulthood. "In Asia, families are very close-knit and a lot stay with their parents until married or even after marriage. Sometimes a few generations stay together," the person wrote.
@msediewyatt shared an experience: "My daughter didn’t catch a bus until she was 15 and I insisted on catching it with her but I sat at the back. She pretended she didn’t know me until she told me to give her $20 and get off the bus. It was a bit rude. I had to get my husband to pick me up." @khmr33 joked: "I've been expected to take care of myself since 3rd grade. I know full well I'm the actual weirdo. People with well-adjusted, pleasant, helpful parents are strange to me."
It’s an acknowledgment of her father’s role as a protector.— Ryan (@drrdwellington) September 12, 2023
Many parents in this world love their children and wish for them to be safe.
The contempt this generation has for its elders is sad.
For this generation, normal human relationships become pathological.
Soon, the discussion around her and her parents' bond reached Stizz. @stizzchung later made a follow-up video to clarify certain hateful comments and trolling she had received on her viral video. She clarified that the previous video was simply a joke and her parents had asked if they could accompany her on her commute to the new job in Seattle since they hadn't explored the city properly yet.
Being a child of immigrant parents, she was showing them her new office. The TikTok audience further left many supportive comments for the original creator, telling her not to be "ashamed of having loving parents."