There’s something deeply wrong with these parents. There’s no chance this was their first or last time to harm her.
All children love their parents, no matter how shitty those parents are. But far from all parents love their children. I feel enormous compassion for this girl but nothing but disgust for these abominable parents.
We won’t move ahead as a culture unless we start recognizing parental responsibility for their children. We treat rancid bastards like these as some sort of a victim instead of showering them with opprobrium. This woman who’s weeping crocodile tears shouldn’t be able to show her face outside for years after this. Instead, she’s being lionized.