Another Do5 Update: New Apology Video
Important things to note: The rest of the Do5 videos have been privatised/taken down, now including their previous
apology blame video.
I will not link to the video. I will summarise it as evenly as I can manage and put my own thoughts under the cut.
Heather says, “This week has been the worst week of their life” but she also says it is a result of their “terrible parenting decisions.” The tone of this video is very much them FINALLY taking some of the blame for what has happened.
Thing to note about editing: Anyone who watches the video will notice the odd fade to blacks in weird spots, even in the middle of sentences. I’ll talk about this more in my own interpretation.
Mike claims, once again, that he has been able to stand back and look at how their videos may have come across. “I acknowledge and respect how everyone feels about this and I do agree that we put things on the Internet that should not be there.”
Heather says if she had seen those videos on the Internet, not knowing the people, she would be thinking the same things. She says that after seeing the kids have fun with it, they started going more and more for the shock factor. (S/O to the train in the background noise)
She goes on to say that the kids think some of it is their fault BUT FOR ONCE she says, “But it’s not. We’re the parents and we should have made better decisions.” (Yes, yes, YES)
!!!!!! “We are now in family counselling because we need it. […] We need it to come back together and have everybody, even the kids, to understand what we did wrong in all this.”
They want to give back their kids normalcy, especially when they start school again. They end it saying they just wanted to make their kids feel happy and not to get any backlash for their “bad decisions.” They apologise again.
There is no mention of the videos being fake.
Now my thoughts: