BREAKING NEWS – Gatesville, Texas – The hashtag “parents charging rent” on TikTok has reached over 59,000 views.

This current trend has ignited a debate, leading many to find this parental decision to have a negative impact on the parent-child relationship.

Erika and Cody Archie, took to TikTok to share their thoughts on the subject after their daughter, Kylee Deason, 19, graduated from high school in May 2022, and quickly began paying her parents rent on June 1.

Kylee graduated in May 2022 — she decided to stay at home and work full time, leading her parents to start charging her rent.

NY Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded on TikTok to the Archie’s video. “This is one of the of the worst cases I have ever seen of child abuse!” she yelled.  “This shows very bad parental skills. What the parents should’ve done, was assist Kylee in filling out the paperwork for her to apply for welfare. What her parents are doing is deplorable, and it may unfortunately destroy their daughter’s future sense of entitlement.”