A cane does.
Nothing beats the innocent honesty of a child.
kid is smarter than 750,000+ people
The moment he realizes why he's called dadyofive is so cute.
A cane does.
what a cheesy joke dood
Also notice how this little kid had more respect for his sister saying she didn't want to be on camera than DaddyOFive did with his own children, who begged him crying to not film then?
I can't believe some people are still defending DaddyOFive. That kid isn't only smarter, but also more respectful. Kid is awesome.
Never heard of DaddyoFive until now. WTF? I wish I hadn't. Them's some fucked up adults.
ETA: they're more fucked up than I thought. Here's a synopsis of their videos. Fucking assholes is the least offensive way I can describe these "parents".
Wtf if wrong with people when this daddy five o guy has 750000+ subscribers. I know people like watching mess up shit online, but this guy is making tons of money by abusing his kids.
When he realized what the username meant and when he asked his sister if she made it on camera. So adorable.
Aside from this controversy, little kids' youtube channels never fail to put a smile on my face. I guess it reminds me of when my friends and I made shitty youtube videos
Yes, slut baby. The world isn't a fair place.
I help coach my 6 year old's soccer team which basically just means I know their names and during games yell encouragement to them. I'll give directions like "get downfield" but it's always positive stuff like "good shot Phil!"
So the last game there is a dad on the opposite team that is just riding the fuck out of his son. Screaming stuff like "COME ON, HOW DO YOU MISS THAT SHOT, ARE YOU RETARDED!!!!" It was bad enough that the little 16 year old female ref went and talked to their coach who talked to the dad but the guy kept it up.
The first thing my son says to me after the game is "what was that guy's problem?" He has grown up with my wife and I who always try and give him positive reinforcement and it was just so foreign to this 6 year old that a father would be yelling stuff like that at his own son.
I wouldn't mind smoking a fat blunt sharing ice cream with this kid while we sit around talking about video games or whatever it is he likes. Sounds a lot more pleasant than hanging out with the neanderthals that defend Daddyofive.
please guys don't do the whole charade with this kid's channel. We did it with that dinosaur kid, we did it with dane, don't do it to this kid. He's gonna get thousands of subscribers then people will stop watching and he won't know why
He is cute as a button, and so aware. Did he really get harassed over this? ;-;
Every time I've seen someone defend them, to me it looks like they don't know what abuse actually looks like. They don't know what signs to look for OR they grew up in a similar environment and think all of that is normal when it isn't.
As a hockey referee who does kids games, that's where the game stops after the 1st warning and I tell the coaches that Father has to leave and go sit in his car or the game is ended and everyone can go home. Plus that father gets reported to the rec league officials so they can speak to him about knocking it off or not coming to his kids games.
Guess I'll look em up. Fuck it.
EDIT: it's actually kinda tricky to Google. Anyone got a link?
EDIT: Jesus Christ lady. It looked more like she was letting out years of pent up rage onto the kid. How is that a prank?
I red carded a parent for abusive language when I was 15 years old and she tried to hit me so I ran all the way around the field with her chasing me until she collapsed red faced and screaming.
People who care more about arguing and being controversial than they care about children literally being abused.
Edit: This is about to overtake my top comment which also happens to be about child abuse. I'm not liking this trend in my life.
I think a lot of their subscribers are kids themselves. When I've seen people defending them it's like "They're not being abused, they have an Xbox AND a Playstation, that's so cool...do u play minecraft?"
His sis is bomb too. Just playing along with her lil bro while hes youtoubing and she obviously couldnt give less of a shit, but is nice enough to entertain him.
Funny how such awful parents can put into perspective an older sibling politely playing along with a younger brother while he's doing his thing.
Props big sis.
They deleted ALL their videos as of this morning I believe after the shitstorm that recently followed.
Just actually read the hate comments this kid got... had to scroll a bit but found it...
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhrrrrrghhhhhhh I'm so angry at the world right now and its stupid people on it. :(
EDIT: People managed to post hate comments on almost ALL of his OTHER videos, MAN WTF ARE THESE PEOPLE WTF IS THIS WORLD, its one punch in the stomach after the other
HAHAHAH BANGING YOUR SON'S HEAD IN A BOOK SHELF AND MAKING HIM BLEED IS JUST A PRANK DUDE! IT WAS ALL FAKE!! CHILL OUT GUYS! WE'RE THE REAL VICTIMS IN ALL THIS!!! HAHAHAHA JUST A PRANK!!! kicks child in stomach and curbstomps him JUST A JOKE!
you know what's really fucked up?
that EVERYONE ELSE ONLINE that knew about daddyOfFive in ANY capacity saw the video and went 'this is fine, and i feel no obligation to bring this to anybodys attention'
like yay i'm happy that this kid understands it was wrong but jesus christ i'm more scared that seemingly nobody else did
It's so sad that the kids are using the "it's just a prank brah" to defend their shitty parents. They're kids, they don't know any better, they're being taught that this tone-deaf, exploitative and traumatic crap is commonplace and okay :/
Or when he briefly shows his sister (?) and then proceeds to ask her whether she thinks that we could see her :D
Cute little guy
pls do not bully neanderthals :(
It's just a prank brah
Haha, I thought you were insulting them for a second, then saw their name. XD
But you are right, the world is not fair. D:
"What a cheesy joke dude"
Edit: I misquoted. Thanks to person below for fixing :)
It's a long time since I've wanted to see a video as much as this.
Indeed, people should just go watch the video and leave a thumps up, that's it.
If this kid has substance he will show up again eventually when he's a bit older, then all of you should go ahead and subscribe.
/sub/datahoarder has several complete copies.
Holy shit, that's straight up abuse. Cody in particular, my goodness... he's being raised in a situation where his whole family is treating him like garbage for no good reason (he even says in the video "you put me through all of that just for a stupid prank?!" as he's crying) other than to make 'funny' videos for money. His siblings are being raised to treat him like garbage, which is also hurting them to a degree. This whole video is shocking. That video was posted a week ago almost, I hope that this gets enough traction for intervention ASAP.
IDK how long those videos have been going on for, but who the fuck watches stuff like that without reporting it or trying to get the authorities involved??????? How can you sit through even one video where the kids are getting verbally abused, breaking down, crying, it was relentless far beyond what a entailed a simple 'prank'.
This isn't just a failure on the part of the parents. This is a fucking societal failure. How can that get documented onto the internet to net no action?
Who is defending him?
You realise this kid was raised right when he says "If I was a cop, I would arrest him and put him in jail", kids that are not raised right would say they would want to beat him or kill or shoot him instead. Very cute kid.
Of course they don't realize people have already archived this shit.
I laughed uncontrollably at that part. The ending just killed me even more when his sister didn't want to be in the video.
This is exactly it. I had the opposite reaction. My dad was abusive somewhat like this and I hated him for it. I never forgave and never forgot. If I saw this dad or mom in real life doing this to their kids I would call the police. But yeah, some people fell for the scam. Some people are probably even saying primitive shit like "my parents were worse than that and it made me tough". No, you're not tough, they broke you. That's why you can't see what's wrong with this. You need to go to therapy and talk to someone about it.
I hope this doesn't stop until he's incarcerated. The mom too. Pieces of shit, both.
A lot of the stuff I've seen defending them is along the lines of "look at this kid, he isn't neglected. He has a bigger tv than I do and all the consoles and computers and tablets! They buy this kid whatever he wants!"
Which is like saying a woman isn't being abused because her husband buys her jewelry every time after to shut her up. Expect there's filming involved in this case.
People that support them by subscribing.
I'm pretty sure that the people who are defending him are people who also come from similar backgrounds and don't see anything wrong with the videos, because that is what they are used to.
And don't forget, those archivists will have 'ruined their lives and channel' beyond repair.
Not that the video content is a problem...
See, this kid actually acknowledges it when someone in his family doesn't want to be filmed.
"Quick! Delete the evidence!"
"If you actually like that channel (puts camera up to his eye) then you're a crazy person!" Haha killed me XD
fun fact dood is the dutch word for death
In a recent video Cequoia said that he quit YouTube. Maybe part of it was the harassment.
do u play minecraft?
my xbox gamertag is xXTH3CR1NG3L0RDDABXx same for psn pls add me
EDIT: /s, for those seriously thinking I do.
. He's got a few more videos with updates.
TL:DR, parents with YouTube prank channel is under fire for allegedly abusing their kids.
I usually just shove them into a bookshelf.
I think the part that gets to me the most is how the parents act after they reveal that it's a joke. They actually get mad that their kids are still upset, yelling at them to quit crying. Emotions aren't something you can just shut off, no matter how much it was "just a prank, brah."
What a hellhole to live in. Judging by how quickly Cody goes from zero to meltdown, you can tell that he's used to constant torture. I'd be emotionally exhausted too at that point.
although that is his cousin not his sister but ya they are chill
And now we know why your name isn't just RedFox...
I never heard of them, but I've seen Steve-O say their pranks are not pranks and are abuse. When Steve-O calls you out, you know you've gone too far.
Nothing bad happened to that kid.
That seems like a sensible reaction. If the internet is being obnoxious, just walk away. Find something more rewarding to do with your time. I've had moments when I realized that a given forum (for example the Penny Arcade forums) was just so toxic and hostile that there was no reason to continue to waste my time there. Deleted my account and never visited again.
Kids commit suicide because of shit like this.
Never piss off the internet.
Jesus... The utter pain and frustration on that poor kids face... I die inside when my son looks like that even though it's almost never my fault (and never intentionally my fault.) I was an emotional kid too, I remember feeling like that... Like all you can do is scream, just utterly helpless. I can't even imagine how completely without empathy you would have to be to intentionally cause emotional distress like that.
I don't usually judge other parents based on videos like this, but these people are shitty, petty, selfish people to be able to defend broadcasting their children's (intentionally inflicted) emotional breakdowns in the name of being "youtubers"
Yeah, as if the kids saying "we're okay with it!" is any indication of their emotional state. Kids say whatever their parents tell them. None of them are old enough to understand the lasting effects of emotional abuse. The parents are using very naive, short-sighted logic of "it's a prank" to make them think that's something they should be fine putting up with.
I don't want these kids taken away from their parents, I just want their parents to be better people.
I literally couldn't finish this video out of pure disgust. I think a huge thing that DeFranco could have added to his summarization would be the scene where Cody screams to have the camera be taken away from his room. That just breaks my heart, because he literally says he no longer wishes to be a part of the shit that his family is doing, and the dad just says "no".
I genuinely hate the father in these videos.
His response was "I'm as guilty as a security camera filming a robbery." Crushed it.
I feel like eating, but like, while sleeping?
No? Okay, no.
I think the entire family is stuck in mom's orbit
If you watch their only video in which they state someone tried to run mom off the road with the kids in the car.
Uhhh, no bitch, your vehicle exceeded it's load, was driving too slow, and a passing vehicle started entering your orbit. Only a skilled driver can escape such gravitational pull
What if they they had Vulcan-level intellect, but were killed off because they were too nerdy and were bullied by humans.
I recommend you watch
For TL;DW, basically he talks about as kid his parents fed him fatty foods all the time and he never realized it was wrong. At one point he asked his mom why people on TV are always eating salads and she said "it's just something they do on TV". Then when he was 25 she told him she did it because "I wanted you to be so fat you'd never leave me".
EDIT: Saw a comment on that video by someone else who was abused:
I was told by my abuser things like this all the time "at least your not being molested, at least your being fed" abusive adults will say stuff like, "at least I don't _" so that you doubt whether your being abused at all. They want to plant that seed of doubt in your mind and keep manipulating you.
I vaguely recall having seen the first "Dad destroys child's XBox haha funny prank lol" video some time ago. I felt disgust towards the father and then never spared it another thought. It never occurred to me that there might be more nor would it have occurred to me to want to watch more if there was. The idea of people seeing something like that and saying "Holy shit, I need this to be a regular thing in my life that I can watch regularly" is just dizzyingly bizarre to me.
If you watch Cody when they do the 'is anyone traumatized?' video, you notice that he's not nearly as adamant as the other kids. The look on his face says it all. ಠ_ಠ
..or jumper cables.
Well now i feel like a dick.
I love this little kid's moral integrity. He makes up a scenario where he'd be confronting DaddyOfFive, and what kind of scenario does he come up with?
If I were a police officer and I saw him do anything like this to his kids, I would arrest him.
No convoluted violent "revenge" fantasy, just "I would lawfully arrest the person in question because what he is doing is illegal!"
What an awesome kid!
Huge surge in subscribers, he got excited, people (as expected) stopped watching, kid starts making apology videos for making "bad" videos since none of his subs watch them anymore.
What a cute lil Youtuber. Pretty perceptive too.
BUT MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH TO ABUSE MY KIDS
We, Homo Sapien, too.
All of the kids reasoning in the Haters video of there not being any abuse was that they had a nice house, nice things, ect. "How can we be abused if we have an Xbox?" is basically what they said. They have no idea what abuse is or what it even looks like. They're too young to understand if they use that kind of logic.
That is not where it all started. This is where is all started.
Let's not forget it's all that DeFranco boy's fault!
Their obsession with trains made them an easy target.
The fuck is an aquisation
the kids saying "at least were not getting beaten like most kids" really shows how bad their situation is
Heads up, neanderthals were theoretically better independent problem solvers (smarter) than humans, but only had social groups of 10 to 15, while early humans had groups of over 70, humanity is the dominant species now due to our ability to work together in larger groups for a common goal.
Yeah shit like "at least you don't beat us like every other parent" wtf, what have they been teaching the kids?
Remember, its all Phillip defranco's fault for making that video calling them out in the first place!
"And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for that DeFranco and his meddling subs!"
He has polycystic kidney disease, which can cause damage to the skin (rashes, scarring, extreme dryness, etc.), as well as edema (swelling). Also, he has admitted to occasionally using foundation on his face for filming, which can look artificial in certain lights.
RIP dinosaur kid :(
Yup. That's most definitely kids speaking there.
Has anyone noticed the weird ass comments on some of these videos??
Those comments there seem to be a bit...da fuck?
"make more fart videos with her"
"that was funny af does she got snap lmaaao"
I'm glad i only made videos with an old camera with tapes. If those tapes were online, oh my.
It also makes me nervous how terrified that kid is when he thinks he's in trouble. Is that how she yells at him when he is in trouble for real? Why is he so terrified? What does she do when he's really in trouble.
I know the term is overused now but this is what raised by a narcissist is like. Their personal amusement and aggrandizement is more important than their kids emotionally stability.
People keep mentioning Steve-O, like he set the bar low. But the situations aren't even comparable. Steve-O and the Jackass crew did stunts first and foremost, they did it themselves, it which wasn't directed at anyone. And when they did play jokes, they played them on each other. When they pranked other people, it never involved kids.
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Oh fuck off Courtney
Yeah but you learned something, so it probably balances out.
he was ironically and tragically eaten by a dinosaur.
edit: Calling them "human" would still be appropriate though!
No, the Mum might be the ring-leader but the dad is clearly enjoying being abusive. Enablers are just as bad as abusers, and this guy isn't just enabling - he's participating and contributing with new ways to abuse.
Mom? You mean that White-trash Land Beluga that took shelter in their house?
Fuck that dude.
But I agree with the poster below. Don't go blowing up this kids YouTube. Or do. I don't know.
And then put up a video called 'Family Destroyed Over False Aquisations'
& he lived happily ever after except for that traumatizing experience.
The good thing is several people downloaded all the videos first, so they've still got all the avidence of abuse. Philip Defranco referenced this in his most recent video.
And it's pretty common for anthropologists these days to group them in the same species as Homo sapiens. Many believe that they in fact bred with archaic Homo sapiens rather than just dying out.
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