Twitter, as a platform, has played host to a multitude of subjects, from elections to activism. Now, the social media platform will play host to shaming “deadbeat dads,” reports CNN.
During Monday’s State of the State address in Arizona, governor Doug Ducey announced that the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) will start shaming fathers who owe child support. More specifically, the agency will post their names, pictures, and how much they owe.
“For too long, you’ve been able to remain anonymous, able to skirt your financial and legal responsibilities with no shame,” said Ducey. “Well here’s a new one for all the deadbeat dads out there: effective immediately, the state is going to begin posting the photos, names and money owed by these losers on social media, with the hashtag ‘#deadbeat.’”
Ducey ended the address by issuing quite the ultimatum. “If you don’t want your embarrassing — unlawful — and irresponsible behavior going viral: man up, and pay up.”
If you thought that Ducey was kidding around, the DES already shamed the first dad:
WANTED: #AZ Child Support Evader Aaron Ace Anderson – Owes $170,993 #Deadbeat https://t.co/blLisyQJAc pic.twitter.com/Bz9ZjXJGde
— AzDES (@ArizonaDES) January 11, 2016
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SOURCE: Yahoo News, Digital Trends