"Kids cuss," said the mom, who is not identified because she is a minor. "Every kid does it. He is a smart little boy. All that cussin', he doesn't do that."
The viral video, however, shows that he does. Two people just out of view of the child laugh, taunt, swear at and encourage the toddler to say things that are not suitable to print here.
The blame lies with the mother and her lack of parenting skills, according to a post by TankThompson on ChicagoNow. "The fact of the matter is all toddlers don't curse but they will if they're sitting around a bunch of young adults who are cursing and asking them to repeat curse words," he wrote.
Authorities stepped into the Omaha home where the child had been living and placed the toddler and other children there into foster care due to safety concerns. The home was also a place with known gang members and was the scene of a drive-by shooting last year, according to CNN.
The toddler's mom insisted she had no part in making the video, that she was in another room.
What do you think? Is swearing no big deal, even for toddlers? Or should adults be held responsible for this behavior? Tell us in the comments.