Pokemon cards are more popular than ever and can be extremely valuable if you pull the right ones from packs, but this mom burns them whenever her children misbehave – and it’s not gone down well with the community.
The idea of burning valuable cards is not a pretty one, but for much of the younger audience, it’s not about the money. It’s their favorite cards bundled together in a binder, or as part of their collection.
Knowing just how much they enjoy playing with them, though, one mother has gone viral on social media – revealing one of her techniques to get her kid to behave well.
She burns the cards in front of them.
Mom burns Pokemon cards to punish her kid
The Twitter post has gone viral, after a number of high-profile people discovered its existence and responded.
Among those is Canadian actor Seth Rogen, former computer intelligence consultant Edward Snowden, and others.
The tweet from Liz Mair has racked up over 6,000 quote tweets so far.
It’s fair to say that the reactions from Pokemon trainers and fans alike have been far from welcoming, as well.
Seth Rogen responds
Rogen said: “Save the valuable ones so they can pay for therapy when they’re older.”
Save the valuable ones so they can pay for therapy when they’re older.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) October 15, 2021
The next big comment came in from Edward Snowden, who replied: “Every day we stray further from God” and in another tweet, added: “This is a violation of the non-aggressive principle.”
this is a violation of the non-aggression principle https://t.co/wzM6SRKzsz
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) October 15, 2021
Pokemon fans react on Twitter
Alongside these were a binder’s worth of angry comments from fans of the Pokemon Trading Card Game, with one describing it as “absolutely cruel” and another claiming it’s “terrifying” as well as “abusive” behavior.
love destroying the only earthly possessions my 7 y/o cherishes when he forgets to eat his lunch likely because he’s relearning how to care for himself in a stimulating environment with other kids because we’ve been in a pandemic for over a year. I am 43 https://t.co/QnZwzdQ37q
— sloane (sîpihkopiyesîs) (@cottoncandaddy) October 15, 2021
It's fascinating and terrifying to me how many parents come online and proudly tell the world about the abusive behaviour they inflict on their children. All she is teaching him is resentment and to fear her. https://t.co/pH9q2wvBEJ
— Arnesa Buljušmić-Kustura (@Rrrrnessa) October 15, 2021
why do people openly admit how awful they are, everyday, on this website. https://t.co/TYI4evWVM6
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) October 15, 2021
That is absolutely cruel. The fact she goes on to say that this is in response to things like her kid not eating enough dinner is just….beyond. Her child is 7. https://t.co/NoFHlt0Gl0
— Tolarian Community College (@TolarianCollege) October 15, 2021
It’s fair to say that this method for ‘getting a child to behave’ has been poorly received on social media.
Whether or not the post will be deleted in the future, or more context provided from Liz Mair in further posts, remains to be seen.