From Myka Stauffer to 8 Passengers – the crisis comes from family Youtube channels
If you follow the news on the media, you may not be surprised with 2 stories about 2 scandals of 2 extremely popular family Youtube channels, Myka Stauffer and 8 Passengers recently. Those are two examples of the sad reality behind the idyllic, close-minded videos but contain cruel truths not everyone knows.
FamilyOFive is one of the first family channels on YouTube to be “stoned” and ostracized by online communities because of videos showing children being bullied by parents, encouraged to fight, and verbally abused. cynic makes viewers terrified. The parents, Heather and Michael Martin, were eventually charged and sentenced in 2017 to a five-year probation sentence for neglecting children.
The parents, Heather and Michael Martin, were eventually charged and sentenced in 2017 to a five-year probation sentence for neglecting children.
The Stauffer family also recently suffered a public opinion ax when it secretly pushed a 5-year-old adopted child, Huxley, to another person in the hope of no one knows.
Specifically, the couple Myka and James Stauffer adopted a Chinese autistic child and named Huxley Stauffer in October 2017. He constantly appears on videos of the Stauffer family. It can be said that thanks to the appearance of Huxley, the Stauffer family became more famous, the number of Youtube views of the Myka Stauffer and Stauffer Life Youtube channels of the family also increased rapidly. However, after 3 years of taking care of the child, the Stauffer couple secretly handed the child to another foster child.
The Stauffer and his wife had to catch the “ax” of public opinion for handing their adopted son 2 years to another person after making a lot of money by him.
Litchi does not cover the eyes, netizens do not see the autistic boy appearing in the videos of the Stauffer family, so a question arose and asked the couple to speak up. People also doubted the couple discriminated between their adopted children and their children and were concerned about the safety of poor little Huxley.
After the incident caused a stir on social networks, Ohio state officials (US) got into the investigation. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office said it had worked with several other agencies to investigate the case.
Investigators said Huxley was “not missing” because the boy’s adoptive parents claimed they had “transferred” Huxley to another person and revealed only a little bit about where the boy currently lives.
As time went on, it was recently heard that Myka Stauffer and her husband James would not be charged.
And the latest family YouTube channel to get involved is Frankes, also known as 8 Passengers. Parents record the daily lives of their families and children and are known for their strict parenting practices.
The most recent family YouTube channel was Frankes, also known as 8 Passengers.
One of their sons recently revealed what is being considered an excessive discipline. Little Chad, 15, teased his younger brother by lying that the whole family would go to Disney World and not let him go. In the end, the boy was punished by being forced to sleep on two beanbag chairs (not in his own bed) for 7 months.
There is currently a petition on Change.org asking authorities to investigate the Ruby and Kevin Franke couple about neglect and child abuse. To date, the petition has more than 12,000 signatures and is approaching the 15,000 mark.
While these events were shocking, family YouTube channels have been around for a long time when YouTube was active, so Medium’s Gillian Sisley asserts that over the past decade, people have been turn a blind eye to uncontrolled child abuse and exploitation on the Internet. And to this day it is still not properly managed.
Priority to make money over the happiness of children
The fact that home Youtube channels are popular, has a lot of subscribers, and a lot of views means they make a lot of money.
When Myka Stauffer and her husband were criticized for “transferring” their autistic foster child to another foster, one could not help but notice some incredible facts.
Myka Stauffer’s YouTube channel skyrocketed in terms of number of subscriptions and views as soon as she announced the adoption of a child from China. The numbers show that the very appearance of Huxley brought great success to the Stauffer’s Youtube channel. After many years, Huxley brought hundreds of thousands of views to foster parents, helping them become “idols” in the eyes of other fathers and mothers.
Viewers can not help but notice that thanks to Huxley, the Stauffer family has made a lot of money on YouTube. Even the couple still make money thanks to this boy even after Huxley was abandoned a second time in his life because the videos are still there on Youtube and no one is forbidden to watch.
Only after a petition was submitted did YouTube take down Huxley videos, and some videos were made private by the Stauffers family so that no one could see them anymore. The petition has now been closed but the number of signatures available is 155,000 from around the world.
The author Gillian Sisley is also not afraid to speculate that Myka and James Stauffer have deliberately adopted, especially an autistic child, to attract attention on YouTube. By undeniable that the appearance of Huxley bring that family reputation and luck.
Pride is disguised as a perfect family
There is a syndrome called Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) – an abnormal state of personality, manifested through delusions and egotistic behavior, the desire to be others Admire, the ambition to shine brightly in all fields and the lack of empathy for others.
These parents are showing you exactly what they want you to see – a happy family, loving parents, smart, obedient, obedient children …
Thought difficult but very easy. They just need to trim, delete the argument or even scold and only retain the sweet moments, happy to show to the world. And once they have gained enough followers, they may even consider themselves “untouchable”. At that time, even if it is wrong, it will become true!
Besides, recording the lives of children to be seen by strangers also accidentally “teaches” children a rather scary way of thinking that they are only valuable if received attention. from everyone. That mentality leads to them despite doing more shocking things to get noticed, increase views or make money.
That is definitely not the way to live a healthy and decent childhood! Parents have a duty to protect their children from exploitation, rather than taking advantage of them to earn every penny.
Words of the author:
I do not believe it is fair for parents to take away the normal childhoods of children, taking advantage of their maturity to turn them into “money printers”.
The house means a safe place that everyone wants to come back to relax and enjoy the happy moments with the people they love the most. But for children who are filmed by their parents to make money, it is clear that home is not a safe place for them!
* Article based on the views of author Gillian Sisley in Medium published on July 4 *.