Nini Suarez (@whatsuarez) took to the platform with a montage of clips of her son at the strip club. “When people get offended that your son is a strip club baby, but he loves it and is loved”, she titled one of her viral TikToks, which has racked a staggering 1.1 million views.
The content toddler is shown interacting with the other workers and watching one of the dancers practising on the pole.
Naturally, the clip caused quite the divide after hundreds of people flocked to the comments to voice their opinions.
Most fellow TikTokers provided the mom with reassurance and support. “All I see is a mom that does whatever it takes to take care of her baby – and all I have is respect”, one commented while another told the strip club manager that she is “a good mom and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise”.
Another suggested that her son will grow up to “respect women”.
“He’s gonna learn to respect women and know they aren’t objects but real people,” they said. “You gotta do what you gotta do and you’re doing great mama.”
While one joked, “Please tell me he has a shirt that says ‘security.’”
Others, however, weren’t as impressed. “Yeah, maybe let’s not do this,” one commented, “I was one of those kids now I hate my parents for it, so hmmmmmm.”
Another wrote, “all I can think about is germs in places like this.”
Some voiced their concerns about the toddler’s safety being around alcohol drinkers, which prompted Nini to post a follow-up video to address their comments.