Sharkeisha Video, Reactions Slammed By Anti-Bullying Groups

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The video showing a Houston teen named Sharkeisha beating up another girl is still getting heavy play on social media and blogs over a week after it went viral.

Anti-bullying groups and others aren't pleased about that, either, particularly when it comes to people cheering on the girl and her vicious sucker punch.

The video was uploaded to Instagram last week before being removed due to terms of use violations. It has also been yanked from Twitter and Facebook.

Still, Sharkeisha remains a hot topic across the web, and the Anti-Bullying Alliance is condemning it, as well as the act of sharing violence online.

The group’s Luke Roberts told the International Business Times:

“It is important that young people, the media industry, government and parents work together to make young people feel protected when online."

"It is important to remind young people that what they put online is permanent and difficult to take down,” he added of the video's staging and sharing.

“Young people don’t seem to comprehend that what you do at 14 might affect you when you are 19 looking for a job,” he said, stating the obvious.

Sharkeisha may have trouble getting one after this, we're guessing.

Kidscape's Director of Services, Peter Bradley, said the bigger issue here is that lots of people enjoyed watching and sharing the video in question:

“These actions illustrate thousands of young people who have taken a part in an attack on an innocent young woman and the images posted on the internet.”

Demetria L. Lucas, an editor with the Root, denounced the apparent glorification of the violence in the Sharkeisha video on Twitter and Facebook:

"It’s a vulgar display of violence, a tragic depiction of someone lacking anger management and humanity and a shocking example of just how wayward some teens are."

"Sharkeisha’s reaction to a petty dispute over, likely, a boy who didn’t care about either of these girls is a clear-cut case of assault."

"This isn’t funny. At all. This isn’t entertainment to get through the workday. The way that girl was kicked in the face could have resulted in her death."

Sharkeisha victim Shamichael Manuel told KHOU-TV that Sharkeisha used to be her friend before this, and that she was invited over after school.

Little did she know she would be assaulted in cowardly fashion.

She says she was set up by Sharkeisha and others, punched and kicked when she wasn't even looking in what was a pathetic act of senseless brutality.

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