Good Morning America: What Would You Do?
Sources say that when children get their hands on alcohol, it is most likely bought for them by a parent or relative. The new TV show What Would You Do? wanted to see what people would do if they saw a parent blatantly buying alcohol for his underage child who is about to throw a party at the house. The show is attempting to steer parents away from buying alcohol and feeling like a cool parent. Is it legal for parents to give kids alcohol?
But really, how many people would actually stop a parent from buying their child alcohol? Is it your place to step in? Or do you let the parent follow his own ethical compass? Let me know in the comments below and keep reading to find out what some people did and didn’t do.
Good Morning America: Buying Alcohol for a Minor
A sneak peek at the show saw one woman going in to the store to shop. Right away she notices the father asking his son what kind of alcohol he needs for the party, even pushing him to buy more and more vodka. The woman immediately steps in and tells the father he can not buy alcohol for his underage son, citing it is illegal and wrong to do.
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She even tells the father she is going to call the police, to which he continues to argue with her. After arguing with her for a bit longer, the producers of the show step in and let the woman know she is being filmed. The woman told the producers she stepped in because it was wrong to push alcohol on a 16-year old kid.
Yet the strangest part of the entire interaction comes when the camera pans around the store. Other people are in the store and no one else, except for the one lady, does anything to stop the father.
The second half of the sneak peak saw a man walking in to the store and telling the father to not buy alcohol for his son. He identifies himself as a police officer in Maryland. As the tension mounts, producers rush in and let the man know it is just a TV show. His advice to parents? Do not buy alcohol for your children. Period.