If I'm being absolutely honest what AP did is in many cultures considered discipline. And that goes across ALL races. Granted it seems he went to far but whoopings are a thing that I would say 75% of children deal(t) with, including myself. Any whooping I got was one that I saw coming and could've avoided had I behaved as I had been warned. If my parents had told me "they would punish me by taking away a game" I would definitely have rebelled.
This is SPECIFICALLY in regards to whoopings to try to raise a kid. Not closed fist punching/ slamming children and taking anger out on them.
Hitting a woman is inexcusable.
In all honestly society has got way to soft. That's why so many kids get away with what they want into today world. There is a fine line between abuse and whooping a child because they did wrong. Balling up your fist and punching the child of slamming them against the wall and other things like that is abuse. But using a switch or belt on them is not. Unless that whooping goes to far. But come on I got whipped with a switch when I was growing up and it left red lines across the back of my leg. But I don't see it as abuse. To many people in society today have to many opinions on how people should raise their kids. People should mind their own business. If there is abuse report it and let police deal with. They shouldn't even put this kind of stuff on tv. It should handle better then it does in today society to be honest.