***DISCLAIMER: CONTROVERSIAL AND SENSITIVE SUBJECT***
By Kayleen Turner
Edited by Guinevere Cote
Recently a youtube channel that goes by the name of “DaddyOfive” has blown up across the internet. The channel was labeled to be a prank channel. However, one of their most recent “prank” video has been controversial among many. The video featured their youngest son. The parents had made a mess of his rug and had started aggressively yelling and accusing him of being responsible for the situation. When confronted by his parents the child becomes visibly distressed. Knowing that he took no part in this he starts to cry and defend himself against the accusations.
Many people found the video disturbing due to the child's reaction and the parents unstoppable instigation. The video was soon removed off of the channel and all other videos were made private and later removed by the creators. Many other youtube creators took a stand against the channel accusing them of potential child abuse, and criticizing the channels existence over all. Most videos include clips of the children being yelled at to the point of tears, being hit by siblings, and the parents. This caught the authorities attention and led to an investigation. In one of two apology videos the family says that they had already been investigated and that the authorities found nothing.
The most recent investigation led to the parents losing custody of the two youngest children. Here's a link to a video that talks about the situation very well, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jfpzCsXGxQg . If you or someone you know is being abused call the authorities or tell a trusted adult.