speciesrights.org – Subsequent to being informed that she resembles her father, a 6-year-old girl in China expressed disappointment and embarrassment for not taking after her mother’s appearance.
The anonymous girl from Suqian, Jiangsu province of eastern China, was seen on video bursting into tears and grumbling to her mother that she is not content with her looks being contrasted with her father’s.
In the viral video shared to Weibo on Wednesday, the girl pouts in distress as she complains about her “unsatisfactory” appearance. She asks her mother why she looks like her father if she “was brought into the world to my mother.”
The disappointment purportedly happened after a family friend remarked that the 6-year-old resembled her father. Her mother, surnamed Zhang, stated that she was surprised at her girl’s response.
“It happened when she was almost 6 years old. A friend who was visiting that day told her that she resembled her father and she was upset because of it. She started crying, saying that she doesn’t have any desire to seem to be her father and on second thought wants to seem as though me. She thinks that her father looks terrible,” Zhang explains in the video.
Zhang states that her girl believes she can’t be pretty if she takes after her father’s looks.
“She feels that she should seem as though me because I was the person who brought forth her. So in her heart she presumably thinks that her mother is better than her father, which is the reason she wants to seem as though me,” Zhang says.
“All the nursery rhymes go ‘mother is the best person on the planet,’ and no one goes, ‘father is the best person on the planet,'” her girl says in the video concerning a Chinese nursery rhyme that praises moms.
Zhang, amused by her little girl’s response, says in the video that her husband would be heartbroken if he heard his little girl. She adds that her husband’s appearance is not really awful and explains that he loves his girl and spends a ton of time with her.
“When that’s what she said, I was pondering internally ‘Amazing, your father will be so sad when he sees you being this way.’ Her father does not look terrible, and he treats her very well as well. He also spends more time with her than I do. When I educated her father concerning this, he was like ‘How could I need her as my girl if she doesn’t appear as though me?'” Zhang says.
Subsequent to hearing his girl’s comments, the father purportedly made an offended look.
Weibo users were left amused by the girl’s response.
“I also seem to be my father. I seem to be a man,” one user remarked.
“Haha for the most part it seems that daughters are more similar to fathers,” another user composed.
The video has gathered over 5.9 million views and 107,000 likes since being transferred.