DaddyOFive - Family Scandal ... *child abuse under guise of pranking*

Have the parents taken it too far?

  • Yes

    Votes: 18 90.0%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I like turtles

    Votes: 2 10.0%

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shyam09

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Saw this on the Phillip DeFranco show (he talks about this and the Cleveland easter shooting):

Basically DaddyOFive vlogs about pranking his family. These aren't good natured pranks, it's full on drama and emotional (and sometimes physical) abuse. You'll see clips in Phil's show, but if you want to see some more stuff, here is his channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lV8KIVWvfsaqOi_d3Wu3w

If you want to get involved, I'd suggest flagging his videos for child abuse, and maybe even reaching out to authorities in Baltimore (reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/youtube/comments/5vuoae/daddyofive_needs_to_be_shut_down/).
 

HEK

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Both the father and the mother need to be pranked that their spouse was killed in accident. Fake police call. See how funny they think that would be. Let em sweat for 20 minutes.

It was only a prank dude.

Sans this child protective services needs to be contacted and review living conditions. Child exploitation and mental trauma.
 

samiwas

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I'm not going to watch the videos, because I don't have any desire to watch young children being abused. Read something on the reddit link about the youngest one being pushed into a shelf leading to a bloody nose? Yelling at kids until they cry? And this is funny to people? Here's an idea...have a swat team bust into their house (while the kids are not there) and give the father the scare of his life. Let it drag on until he has a mental breakdown. Then say "It's just a prank!" A**hole. Somebody pulled that crap on my 5-year-old, they'd better watch their back. I'm not violent or scary in the least bit, but I would become so.
 
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mudslag

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So Dadoffive is a youtuber family, dad-mom-5 kids that make videos of themselves that often are about pranking each other.

So this first video along with others have popped up over the last day or so talking about the conditions and extreme levels this family goes through for youtube hits. I'm curious to know what others here think about all this.



DadofFive
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8lV8KIVWvfsaqOi_d3Wu3w
 

ouimetnick

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Phillip DeFranco is probably my favorite YouTuber for news and I generally agree with what he has to say, and I like how he didn't offer his option directly, but one can still see where he stands on it.

The poor kid Cody especially is abused. Dad slamming him into a bookcase, brothers picking him up and body slamming him into the floor. Very disturbing. CPS needs to take these kids away from these scumbag parents. You don't "prank" for kid by swearing in their face until they cry.
 
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BeeGood

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So, just to preface this, I am biased. I don't believe any type of publicity to this level, whether we're talking about YouTubers, child actors, singers, etc is healthy for small children.

So, biases revealed, I only needed to watch two minutes of that to see that it is obviously child abuse. I cannot imagine how warped these kids parents are to think that any of what happened in the first clip is OK. I'm not sure if they should lose their kids, but CPS definitely needs to have a chat with them.

EDIT: And some family counseling should be 100% mandatory as a condition of them keeping the kids.
 
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samiwas

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There is already a thread on this, by the way. This one has the poll, which may be the difference.

I'm not going to watch the videos because I have a son the age of their youngest one, and I'm not going to watch a kid that age being yelled at until he cries, given bloody nose, or body slammed (WTF??).
 
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noekozz

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I saw these videos last night and they should have CPS look into this. Sorry and pathetic excuse for parents and I feel horrible for those kids. I could only imagine the mental abuse those kids have suffered.
 
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BoxerGT2.5

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I think they're idiot parents who probably should get a good scare from child services. With that said it's up to child services to do something, interview all the kids, etc. It's not up to the general public to start in with death threats and running people off the road. When that happens you end up being worse than the parents.
 

noekozz

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I think they're idiot parents who probably should get a good scare from child services. With that said it's up to child services to do something, interview all the kids, etc. It's not up to the general public to start in with death threats and running people off the road. When that happens you end up being worse than the parents.

I think they should be mandatory contestants on that A&E show 60 days in. Let them spend some time behind bars for two months as a little "prank" back at them.
 
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BarracksSi

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Wow.

Cody will blow up that house if he gets a chance.

And I'll give him a high-five for doing it.