A busker performing in downtown Vancouver gave some pretty harsh parenting advice to two parents on Monday after their child interfered with his stunt.
A video posted on YouTube shows local performer David Zindler balancing on a board that is perched on a stand a few feet above the ground. Suddenly, a child darts out and touches the board, almost causing Zindler to fall.
After regaining his balance, Zindler turns to the parents and dishes out some harsh words
“F**k man, be a parent, hey?”
Many people in the crowd can be heard agreeing with Zindler.
Zindler then focuses on the child, saying, “You’re young, but you need to learn a lesson. That wasn’t cool, yeah? Do you apologize?”
After the child does, Zindler focuses back on his act, but not before giving one last comment.
“Some people should really use a condom.”
The video was posted by the account Motorcycles Vancouver, asking people if they agreed or disagreed with Zindler’s actions.
The video has over 750,000 views now and Zindler has come out to give his side of the story.
“I was really unimpressed with the parents not dealing with it,” Zindler said, told the National Post. “That kind of behaviour isn’t acceptable and isn’t funny – its not a joke, it’s the same thing as sticking a stick in someone’s bicycle tire and thinking that’s funny for attention.”
Zindler defends his actions as he was very shaken up by the child’s interruption, though he believes the swearing might have been a bit too far. Zindler would have liked an apology from the parents, but was unable to find them after the performance.
Do you think Zindler was right in scolding the parents and children? Or do you think he shold have laughed it off? Watch the video below and let us know what you think.