A 14-year-old girl told her mother that a boy was aggressively pursuing her at school.
The girl’s mother is Dr. Lindsey Doe, 33, a clinical sexologist and video blogger.
Doe took to YouTube to address the boy in a video that has generated over 295,000 views.
In the video, Doe addresses the boy directly, saying that while she understands why the boy likes her daughter, he needs to respect her daughter’s wishes. Her daughter and the boy are friends, but the girl wishes to keep things platonic.
Off-camera, the daughter repeats the responses she has given the boy, including “No, thanks” and “Stop asking me.”
While Doe has taken some criticism for lashing out at the boy in such a public forum, Doe says she likes the boy and that he has been a good friend to her daughter. Doe says she doesn't blame the boy for his behavior, but instead blames modern society’s “never give up” message and how some people view such behavior as romantic in nature.