since the whole daddyofive thing came to light can we actually just? stop youtube “prank” culture in general. and im not talking about harmless little shit. i’m talking about actively fucking with kids, making them cry, and also messing around with people that are obviously mentally ill. because people LOVE filming kids, teenagers, and even adults having “epic meltdowns” because they find it hilarious. nevermind the trauma behind it and the added humiliation of being filmed for millions of people to laugh at your misery which only adds to the trauma.
idk but filming people freaking out (sometimes justifiably so) should have been left in 2010 with that first “greatest freakout ever” video
so it’s come to my attention that the “greatest freakout ever” video is fake (ty to the people in the tags that said this and brought it to my attention)
however, that doesn’t make it okay. literally doesn’t make it okay or funny. in fact it makes it even worse because there are people that have genuine meltdowns that now get exploited for money or because it’s “funny.” so stop justifying it by saying “oh because it was fake it’s fine to laugh anyway.”
it’s not okay.