"Do your research before you actually come to me and sound like a f------ r----d," he told the boy.
A fully grown adult TikTok user who posted a video of himself arguing with a child about how his Confederate flag wasn't racist appears to have thought better of his decision.
While the account which originally posted the video no longer exists, thanks to the Internet's knack for keeping receipts for eternity, the footage went viral across social media nevertheless this week.
Racist POS argues with a little kid over the Confederate flag and calls him a r**ard. Props to the kid for calling him out. 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/AMNRSOBnn2
After some more mature back and forth, he eventually tells the child: "Why don't you actually YouTube what the flag actually represents and do your research before you actually come to me and sound like a f------ r--ard?"
"It's a freedom. Do your research," he tells the departing child, who calls back "Maybe you should."
In a later clip, the man shows off the flag hanging proudly from his porch. "This is the flag the kid wanted me to remove. I see no problem with it at all. Uneducated little bastard."
The clip spread like wildfire across social media, though perhaps not in the way Paris would have liked, until he eventually deleted his TikTok account.
His Facebook account still exists however, which — among many unpleasant posts — includes one which reflects how he believes such unruly little children should be treated:
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"this is awesome," he captioned this particular clip.
The little boy from the flag video, meanwhile, has come in for universal praise across the internet.