A SHOCKING video has emerged online showing three young children singing a racist song while laughing and clapping.
The video, believed to be shot in the Greater Manchester area, shows three girls singing the words “If you all hate the p***s clap your hands”.
It was sung to the tune of popular nursery rhyme “If you’re happy and you know it.”
According to the Greater Manchester Police, they have yet to receive any complaints about the video.
The video, first circulated on WhatsApp and has since gone viral across a number of social media sites, causing outrage with its users.
A toddler can also be walking around the room as the three girls, who appear to be under the age of seven, sing the song.
Commenting on the video, one twitter user with the handle Drac49 wrote: “Not nice. Ignorance breeds ignorance, I’m afraid.”
While Amit Sharma wrote: “Things like this don’t really surprise me, but seeing/hearing it from kids that young actually breaks my heart…”
Anti-racism groups have slammed the video, who say it was an example of “child exploitation.”
Interim director of Charity Stand Against Racism and Inequality (SARI), Alex Raikes, said: “Social media can be a tool that tackles inequalities and promotes human rights, tolerance and respect or as in this case can foster hatred and fuel divide.
“Aside from this potentially breaching the law by inciting racial hatred, what is particularly upsetting about this film is the abuse of young minds – children are not born racist – they are taught. Here we see this in action. This is a form of child exploitation.
“In a week where we have seen events that show both the value we all place on freedom of speech, and at the same time how people can be indoctrinated and manipulated to perpetrate atrocities – here we may believe this is simply freedom of expression albeit unpalatable to many – but actually this is nothing short evidence of indoctrination on film.”