A frustrated dad has aired out bullies who sent racist and sexist snapchats to his adopted African-American daughter in an emotional viral YouTube video.
Bradley Knudson of Prior Lake, Minnesota, and his wife adopted their daughter 11 years ago. He said they've dealt with a little bit of racism, such as stares, when they were out and about, but not at the level recently experienced.
This past New Year's Eve, his daughter and her friend were at home taking selfies and sending them out on Snapchat, an app that allows users to send pictures or videos to friends to view for several seconds before they disappear.
"After the third video, my daughter's friend, who is Caucasian, came and told my wife and I that these things were happening and what the content of it was," said Knudson. "Not only was it bullying, but it was also racism."
His wife decided to videotape what was happening after receiving the fourth one. At the 1:36 mark in the video, Knudson holds up a video recording of the messages sent to his daughter, "You're a thot, n****r, you's a fat a** b***h," one of the teenagers said in the video.
Knudson said he found out who the kids were and called their parents, left messages and went to their house. No one answered the door.
After his son's friend committed suicide at the age of 13 from bullying recently, Knudson went to the police. He gave authorities the video and the police at their school brought the kids in and spoke to their parents.
"We are conducting our own investigation to get a better understanding of the events that led up to this video. We have reached out to Mr. Knudson directly to offer support for his daughter," a Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools communications rep told Fox9.com.
Knudson got a hold of the cell phone number of the bully children's father and found out the apple doesn't fall from the tree.
"I talked to him and he told me, he didn't know what was wrong with the video because one, his kids didn't even know my daughter," said Knudson. "He told me I was crazy. That's what he did when he was a kid and that him and his family make jokes at the house using this word all the time. So what was the big deal?"
After Knudson got off the phone with him, he received a voicemail from the father who called him "a n****r lover."
"I just had to get this off my chest. I just don't know what to do other than love my daughter and I don't want her committing suicide because of these freakin' morons like this godd**n a**hole," said Knudson.
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(Photo: Bradley Knudsen via Youtube)
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