Is this wrong??

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )

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Am I being overly sensitive or does anyone else find this a little appalling?



I mean it would be funny to see, BUT posting it on the internet?

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Charlie - posted on 11/26/2010

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I think it's hilarious , Im sure the kid has a good laugh at it , hey the world needs more laughs people need to relax it's not like the father drugged him to make the movie .

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010

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I remember my nephew having dental surgery and it was kinda funny for the first 2 minutes, but after that yea it was really sad!

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Stifler's - posted on 11/28/2010

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Some of them are funny, even some where people get hurt. But the pinata ones annoy me because someone always gets hit in the crotch and it's so obvious what's going to happen. Half the ones on Australia's Funniest Home Videos are American too and they show the one where the chick is on the swing singing and hits her head on the bird bath every year at least.

Charlie - posted on 11/28/2010

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LOL Emma that is because most of the videos they show have been there since I was a kid , I don't find it funny because of the reasons you stated but I don't really care if people want to have a laugh at themselves and send in their vids or if parents send in funny things their kids did .

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kate I agree. I don't think ppl in pain are funny either. yeah, I know not everyone is hurt but still. and meissa don't forget the dog chasing his tail. so stimulating. I'd rather be mindlessly tuning out watching a dumb reality show. shit, I'd probably rather be having a root canal than watching that show (ok gross exagerration - fear of dental work).

and btw, hot too savvy here...what does the ROF stand for in LMAO?

Kate CP - posted on 11/28/2010

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I don't like the funniest home videos because I don't think it's all that funny. Like Emma said: it's predictable. I don't think people in pain is funny. People being goofy is funny...but pain is never funny.

Tara - posted on 11/28/2010

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ROFLMAO!!
I don't see the big deal about putting this out on the net. It's not that bad. It's not like he's doing explicit things, or acting in a way that is inappropriate for a child.
Funny. :)
I bet the kid knows he's online and thinks it's the coolest thing.

Stifler's - posted on 11/28/2010

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The show is actually quite horrible yet predictable. There's always a pinata and someone gets hit in the crutch by a 4 year old with a softball bat, in every show.

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that's the thing with the net these days. I bet if every single one of us googled ourselves somethng would show up (fb!). I don't disapprove of funniest home videos, just find the show boring.

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My son had to have a CT scan once and they had to 'drug' hime to do it because at 18 months he just wouldn't sit still long enough. ( well kinda duh i know but the DR did ask if we could get him to sit still)
When he was coming off what ever drug it was they had used he was off his face. It was so friggin funny! I i wish i had of had a video camera with me or even my phone but i didn't. At one point we even had the nurse ask us to stop laughing because if she did it wouldn't be professional of her.
But no i would never have posted it on the net it would have just been for family to see.

Kate CP - posted on 11/27/2010

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I really don't see the harm. It's funny 'cause the kid's tripping balls. It didn't last forever and the little dude needed the surgery, ergo he needed the sedation. When kids come out of sedation several things can happen and this is one of them. When my daughter had her tonsils removed and ear tubes put in and she came out of the anesthesia she reverted to being like a baby: wanted to be rocked, sucked on her thumb, whimpered and whined. I didn't tape it because it wasn't funny and wasn't something I thought to share with my friends and family. However, had she done what THIS kid did, you can bet your left butt cheek I would have taped it. She does hilarious stuff all the time that is embarrassing or in some way a little taboo and I want to tape it and share it with friends and family. Like the time she was severely constipated and after the two hour long fight and subsequent enemas she finally pooped and she hollered "THANK YOU, BUTT!" Had I known she was going to do that I would have taped it! As it stands the whole family and a good chunk of my friends know about it because it's FUNNY.

The dad didn't mean for it to go viral; it just did. Sometimes we do things in the most innocent of contexts but life finds a way to make things more complicated.

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you can post on you tube privately to be viewed only by invites. guess the guy was just a dumbass. whatever though, poor kid.

Stifler's - posted on 11/27/2010

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Haha. Sorry I kind of think it's funny. I don't post on youtube, but people will post ANYTHING like unpacking their Chrisco hamper and shit to youtube. I agree with what Sharon said there, it wasn't something they could avoid and just saw the funny side and taped it. It's not like he was smoking pot and they taped it.

Sharon - posted on 11/27/2010

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1. It wasn't something that couldn't be avoided. The child needed the services of the dentist.

2. I think its awesome his parents saw this with a sense of humor. Surely this child will grow up to see this and laugh too.

IF I remember this correctly - the dad meant this to be private for family only but it exploded with popularity with tons of requests to see it. He made it public for friends of family to see it and BOOM! It exploded. Not exactly his fault.

What should the father have done? Wrung his hands and cried for his childs confusion? The child wasn't sad, or upset.

The parents were kind, understanding and supportive. What else do you want?

If you're so against it, why'd you post it for reviewing?

Jackie - posted on 11/27/2010

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I actually saw an interview thye did with the dad. It really seemed very innocent. He said he filmed and and posted it on a youtube family channel so that other members of his family could get a kick out of it becasue let's face it.... it is kinda funny. When they got up the next morning it already had thousands of hits and became an internet sensation

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I found the ,"Is this going to be like this forever" part the saddest. I don't think it is neglectful, just tasteless and disrespectufl.

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I guess as a recovering addict, I have a hard time watching that?! I suppose that's why I don't find it funny. Watching ANYONE fucked up is uncomfortable for me.

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 11/26/2010

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Im one of the horrible parents who post their child on Youtube….my poor son!
(Lots of sarcasm in my voice)

I think its fine, and it is funny

Bonnie - posted on 11/26/2010

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Taping your child like this is one thing, but showing the world does not make sense to me.

Bonnie - posted on 11/26/2010

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Although I kind of thought it there were a couple of funny parts like when the boy said, "Is this going to be like this forever?", but I just don't see why a parent would feel the need to post a video like this. It makes no sense to me.

Kate CP - posted on 11/26/2010

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I agree with Jodi. My husband and I tape the funny stuff Sam does all the time. We share it with friends and family but we don't put it on youtube for it to go viral.

Amanda - posted on 11/26/2010

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People are posting just about everything and anything on the internet these days. Yes I don't think that it's funny to sit here and laugh at this poor little boy, but yes it's hilarious! They aren't making him look bad, they didn't drug him, they are simply sharing something funny their son did after the dentist. I wish we could see more funny videos like this rather than the abusive ones!

Jodi - posted on 11/26/2010

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I would have video taped this in a heart beat! It's funny, I would have taped it and loaded it to my facebook page that night for my friends and family to giggle over. No youtube for me though, but it's funny and I don't blame the parent for doing it, to each their own I guess!

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Kinda made me sad. Nope, didn't think it was funny. A kid all doped up on meds and a dad encouraging him "you feel good, don't you?" YUCK, an addict in the making!

Nikki - posted on 11/26/2010

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I don't understand parents posting videos of their children on the internet full stop. I know I over analyse things too much but I would be too worried about perve's checking my child out, or my child being recognised at teased because of it. Just because you can post on youtube doesn't mean that you should. It kind of disturbs me really.

Dana - posted on 11/26/2010

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Ah, yes, this isn't the same video I saw, there are a couple of this boy. The one I saw he was freaking out in.

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010

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I don't think he is neglecting him..I am just such a suck when it comes to J that I would be beside myself if he needed something that caused him to act like that- YES I am one of those moms that googles every little cough and rash. And no you're right guys it is the same time...it did get a superbowl commercial and was on tosh.O...I dunno. Maybe I am bored and overly sensitive...snowed in and been stuck at home with a sick toddler (boo)... but personally I'd rather stick to naked bum pictures. lol

Isobel - posted on 11/26/2010

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I thought it was funny...I would probably have posted it in a private group. To be honest, if they did it more than once, it's more lame than wrong.

Rosie - posted on 11/26/2010

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yeah, i don't think 2 minutes of videotaping means he's neglecting his child. it seemed like they were waiting for his mother, maybe she was in finishing up paperwork or something. i guess i'm missing where it's multiple videos as well. it looked like one continuous. and even if it wasn't (i don't feel like watching it again) he probably turned it off to tend to something his kid needed. i don't know, i think it's perfectly fine.

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the dad if thats who it was...asked do you feel good? so he was concerned about his child. dont touch it will mess up the stitches. he explained to him about it. That seemed like alright parenting to me.

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010

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my issue isn't whether or not it is funny...its the fact that the parent/s are exploiting the situation over and over and don't seem to be concerned about the boys comfort. If you want to record it and laugh and have it for your own use to show the first time he brings a girl home thats one thing, but to repeatedly POST it on the internet THAT'S what bugs me.
And AFHV isn't funny anymore (we should start a petition to get Saget back!) Notice how everyone still looks like they live in the 90's?

Jessica - posted on 11/26/2010

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I'm with Katie, I think it's funny. You ladies must all be against Americas Funniest Home Videos to...cause there are worse videos on there, kids actually get hurt in those videos.

Meghan - posted on 11/26/2010

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another issue I have is that there are multiple clips of the same kid. The first time may be funny, but every single time?

Dana - posted on 11/26/2010

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Yeah, you're right Joy, I didn't watch the video this time around because I'd seen it before. My issue wasn't actually the driving while filming, just that you'd sit there filming and not trying to comfort your child.

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Well, from the looks of the video, I don't think they were driving and filming. The background doesn't change at all (trees, etc). Maybe I'm a bit wierd with my parenting but I probably would have filmed it to show him later. I definitely wouldn't have put it on the internet though.



Edited to add: Actually, I probably would have gotten him home and THEN filmed a little if he was still acting goofy. After getting him settled in and comfortable. Still, no internet posting. That's a little humiliating.

Dana - posted on 11/26/2010

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I remember seeing it, I thought it was a little messed up. I would have pulled over and sat with my child until everything wore off, not kept driving and filming it and later putting on the internet. :|

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No need to tape it and DEFINTELY no need to post it on the internet. As a parent w/ a twisted sense of humor... I could see a 'little' of the humor in watching it happen if it were my own kid, but that ISN'T something to be showing the public. I guess some parents don't think their kids deserve a sense of privacy/decency? :(

Louise - posted on 11/26/2010

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I see no need to tape this I thought it was quite sad to see the young lad in such a state of confusion. Some parents need a kick up the arse!

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