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Cry-Baby of the Week: A Woman Used Steel Wool to Scrub Makeup Off Her Son's Face

Also this week: Some college students are upset because upset trying to get a building called Lynch Memorial Hall renamed because the word "lynch" has racial overtones.

It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world:

Cry-Baby #1: Veridiana Pardo Meo Erbskorn

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The incident: A 12-year-old boy wore eyeliner.

The appropriate response: Nothing.

The actual response: His mother attempted to scrub it off with steel wool and soap.

Veridiana Pardo Meo Erbskorn was arrested at her home in Coweta County, Georgia, last Tuesday, after a 911 call was placed by one of her children. According to a report on Fox 5 Atlanta, police arrived on the scene to find the 47-year-oldVeridiana with a recently used Brillo pad—a steel wool scouring pad infused with soap.


Veridiana's 12-year-old son was, by that point, at a nearby hospital with his father, receiving treatment for injuries sustained when Veridiana allegedly used the Brillo to scrub eyeliner from his face.

The boy reportedly had a sore face and scratches to his right eye. At the time, doctors were not sure if the damage to his eye would be permanent.

Police say that Veridiana admitted to using the pad on her son's face, and said she did so because her son was going through "a rock and roll phase." According to Fox 5, this phase also included a leather jacket and red hair dye.

Veridiana was charged with two counts of child cruelty, reckless conduct, and battery.

Cry-Baby #2: Students at Lebanon Valley College

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The incident: A college building, which is named after a person with the last name Lynch, was called Lynch Memorial Hall.

The appropriate response: Nothing.

The actual response: Students at the college asked that the building be renamed, because the word "lynch" has racial overtones.

Lebanon Valley College is a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. There is a building on its campus called Lynch Memorial Hall, which is named after Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of the school from 1932 to 1950.

According to the Associated Press, students at the school are asking that the name be changed to something entirely different, or that Clyde A. Lynch's full name be added to the signage.

The request for the building to be renamed was one of a number of demands made by Lebanon Valley College students last Friday. The students also reportedly asked for "a more diverse curriculum, more sensitivity training for staff, and regular surveys of the racial climate on campus."


In a statement posted to the school's website, the school's current president, Lewis E. Thayne, said the list of demands "is being read with care." The college will respond to students at a forum next month.

Who here is the bigger cry-baby? Let us know in this poll here, if it's not too much trouble:

Previously: A guy who freaked out so hard over a spider that someone called the cops to report a murder vs. a judge who threw someone in jail for handing out fliers on jury rights.

Winner: The judge!!!

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