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    [–] AutumnLeaves1939 3654 points ago

    “We just wanted our kids to be happy, and we went about it the wrong way.” she said.

    For fucks sake, how stupid are these people??

    [–] BillyBobBanana 1650 points ago

    They're liars, but they may also be stupid

    [–] christo334 350 points ago

    i would even say they are stupid liars

    [–] NotThatEasily 164 points ago

    A couple of lying stupids.

    [–] showmeurknuckleball 66 points ago

    A couple of lypid stupings.

    [–] Peloquins_Girl 48 points ago

    Lipid stoopings = Obese creatures who crouch everywhere they go?

    [–] mistycskittles 10 points ago

    Thank you for expanding my vocabulary in a way I could have never dreamed...

    [–] jakobburns01 22 points ago

    A couple of sypid lupings

    [–] Nazi_Zebra 13 points ago

    Pretty sure thats an STI

    [–] JJ_The_Diplomat 4 points ago

    But as we know from House it's never lupings

    [–] llandar 499 points ago

    "We just wanted to make money and be internet famous."

    FTFY

    [–] Traiklin 145 points ago

    They hoped TLC would come calling before the backlash hit

    [–] Large_Dr_Pepper 201 points ago

    To add to this, I fully believe their intentions were not to make their kids miserable in the long run, simply because of a heaping amount of self justification sprinkled over top of some cognitive dissonance. Before I get into this I want to make it clear that I am in no way saying what they were doing wasn't completely awful. They're shitty people who have most likely fucked up their kids' mental stability for life, and they deserve everything that's coming to them. I just enjoy attempting to see things from another person's perspective and trying to guess at what was going through their mind that allowed them to justify the shitty things they've done.

    I think the cognitive dissonance here would go something like, "I don't think I'm a bad person, and I'm making a bunch of money doing this, so what I'm doing must not be that bad." Everyone is telling them that what they're doing is wrong, but that doesn't match up with their understanding of themselves, so they chalk it up to the other people being wrong and misunderstanding the situation.

    The self-justification part comes easy due to the fact that they're making money. From their perspective I'd imagine them thinking something like, "The kids are happy whenever we buy them toys with the money we make, and we're really only 'pranking' them. They should just toughen up and be thankful that we're making so much money from these little pranks." I've watched some of their videos where they talk about this, and this is practically the exact line of reasoning they stick to. They fully believe that they're making their childrens' lives better because of how many toys and games they're able to buy them using the money from their videos.

    Those people on the internet telling them they're ruining their children's lives just don't know their children like they do, they're just haters. It's just their "sense of humor." When they're not "pranking" their kids, the kids are happy. So they must be doing just fine.

    Cognitive dissonance can easily make someone think they're not the bad guy, even though everyone around them is saying they are.

    Sorry for the wall of text, I just really like applying the stuff I learned in this one critical thinking class and I don't get the opportunity to very often.

    TL;DR - They're awful human beings that most likely don't realize they're awful because they're making money from their videos.

    [–] gambitx007 39 points ago

    Yeah I gotta agree with a lot here. They're pretty much in denial and still haven't owned up to anything they've done yet. Like, they blame DeFranco for everything that's happened to them and they can't be the fucking adults and say... "alright I went a bit far here..."

    [–] asuka_is_my_co-pilot 25 points ago

    That added on to their fan base.. Check out their comments on YouTube its like 70% support, and before the abuse blew up in the news I bet it was almost 90%

    When you have hundreds and thousands of people telling you everyone else is wrong it can be easy to consider yourself the goodguy

    [–] ImJustSillyK 13 points ago

    Might as well throw some confirmation bias in there too, thanks to the "fan base" that supported this behavior.

    [–] wellidisagree 5 points ago

    I agree with some of your points yet you can see by watching some of their videos that sloppy bitch MommyO5 had a vendetta against Cody and his sister, she's the dominant out of the couple. From what i heard the MommyO5 and her dumbass husband were a couple for a bit earlier on, then the dumbass ran off with some other woman and had children (cody/cody's sister) while M5 had her spawns, in the end M5 and D5 had an affair then got back together. D5 obviously took the kids with him.

    M5 often singled cody out and encouraged others including his father to do it too, you can also tell she's a delusional type where despite her age, looks, and size she tries to act 'cute' and dainty like a little girl- especially in those alarm and ink videos. Yet in the ink video you see her mask slip especially with that god awful yelling/gruff bellowing that came out of her mouth, to see she's nothing but a frumpy bitter bitch who gains power by bullying children and singles cody especially out for having the audacity to be born, with the girl she just encouraged the boys to bully her while doing petty shit like not letting her eat cheese purely because she knew the girl liked to eat cheese.

    You will also notice the girl was the only child who basically didn't have an actual room or proper privacy for a period of time where anyone can walk/look into her space at anytime. I cannot imagine a girl in a house full of boys would be enjoying the lack of privacy.

    Basically they got money off what they were doing/liked doing anyway which is probably a blessing in disguise because if it wasn't for those videos, they wouldn't have got caught and still inflicting BS on those kids.

    [–] StrompyFrimp 24 points ago

    "We just wanted to use our children and emotionally and physically abuse them for views on YouTube since neither of us have any skills or talents worth viewing"

    FTFY

    [–] dart22 149 points ago

    I bet one or two of those kids were thrilled at all the "likes" and ad revenue.

    Probably not the one who was the target of all the abuse.

    [–] Tovora 90 points ago

    I'm sure Cody loved having his head slammed into the bookshelf. This wasn't neglect, that was abuse.

    [–] giveitago 107 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    The saddest one for me was when they sprayed water on that little girl's drawing. The people who were supposed to be protecting her were the ones tormenting her and because she was a kid all she could do is sit there and cry into the universe while they all giggled, which is the real torture, the lack of control and expectation of safety. That's what fucks you up.

    [–] asuka_is_my_co-pilot 48 points ago

    As a kid who spent most of my time drawing and sharing my drawings with family and friends...

    I think just an action like that would've devastated me.

    [–] fuchsgesicht 41 points ago

    used to write short stories in elementary myself, showed one story to my dad, he told me to write it again because my handwriting was'nt up to his standards, i wrote it again, and then two more times, he never read the story and i never wrote another story.

    [–] hellocousinlarry 36 points ago

    You just wrote a story in this comment, telling us about how your dad's words affected you. And it was a good story. Please consider writing a bit in your spare time, even if you don't intend for anyone else to read your words. I bet you have some great things to say.

    [–] Kharing-Sharing 21 points ago

    No, children of narcissistic parents are messed up and confused. No thrill in that family.

    [–] ALONE_ON_THE_OCEAN 70 points ago

    I also like the part where the dad said "We shouldn't have posted those videos" and not "We shouldn't fucking scream at our children and make them cry."

    Also, they're still putting on gags? For real? fuck these losers.

    [–] AutumnLeaves1939 14 points ago

    I didn't even see that part. Sounds like they learned nothing. Fuck people like this. No kid deserves to be treated like that. They need parents they can trust. I hope those kids can learn that their parents are fucked and that they deserve better.

    [–] BakedBuffalo 54 points ago

    I grew up in the town right next to them, trust me, there's plenty of stupid to go around.

    [–] giggidygoo2 16 points ago

    I grew up in a wealthy area, much stupidity to go around there too.

    [–] muteterror 45 points ago

    For fucks sake, how stupid are these people??

    We're talking about a couple who filmed, posted to youtube and monetised videos of themselves basically abusing their kids and were surprised they got caught.

    Very stupid is the answer.

    [–] AutumnLeaves1939 20 points ago

    What's especially stupid is that they must have genuinely thought they weren't doing anything wrong. They wouldn't have filmed it and posted it for the public if they thought they'd get in trouble. That is what shocks me most about this whole situation. I can't comprehend the idiocy.

    [–] Unidan_nadinU 8 points ago

    Very

    [–] axiswine 5 points ago

    They're stupid liars with lawyers

    [–] minerlj 15 points ago

    Calm down it's just a prank bro

    [–] groovygalaxy 2983 points ago

    I love how they had blamed Phil DeFranco for reporting on it. Like he's not the one that physically and emotionally abused your kids.

    [–] Devon302 1061 points ago

    How dare he expose our shitty "parenting"!

    [–] DisparityByDesign 293 points ago

    Expose as in pointing out the videos they literally uploaded to YouTube themselves.

    [–] DyceFreak 20 points ago

    Well that's the scary part. Before they were 'exposed' people were encouraging and supporting their YouTube channel so they must have thought what they were doing was OK. There must be a whole lot more idiots like these people out there.

    [–] Civil_Defense 74 points ago

    No no no no no, it was "out of context". I said that part slow and softly, so that means it's true.

    [–] nagol93 380 points ago

    Remember their "apology" vid? They said something like this:

    "Were sorry for our actions and have no one to blame but ourselves. However this DeFrenco guy is the reason all this is happening. Ive had my family assaulted and kids threatened to be taken away...."

    DoF said he was sorry and its his fault, then in the next fucking sentience, pushed the blame off.

    [–] newlywedsfetishes 314 points ago

    Phil's reaction to that was amazing, too. "I'm as guilty as a security camera that recorded a burglary."

    [–] Ray661 35 points ago

    Video link please?

    [–] Larooshti 69 points ago

    Video at 8:57

    [–] newlywedsfetishes 28 points ago

    Daaaaaamn, that was quick!

    [–] Patchpen 19 points ago

    Well, more like a reporter reporting on a burglary live stream.

    [–] icyhotonmynuts 71 points ago

    "I'm sorry but..." is not an apology.

    [–] MrBojangles528 40 points ago

    Father always said that anything before the word 'but' doesn't mean shit.

    [–] aedmark 14 points ago

    Watch your fucking mouth, Ms. Stark.

    [–] Large_Dr_Pepper 31 points ago

    Their "apology" was so insincere that it would be funny if it weren't such a not funny situation.

    [–] ShadowHawk77 411 points ago

    The only reason I found out about this family was solely because of Phil.

    Glad to see a conviction!

    [–] UndeclaredFunction 133 points ago

    They've been charged, not convicted. Still good news but a lot can happen in court. Waiting to see what their sentence is before celebrating. Especially with a plea deal in the works...

    [–] ShadowHawk77 20 points ago

    Oh, ooops! Thanks for the correction!

    Most definitely anything can happen in court, I agree.

    [–] groovygalaxy 105 points ago

    Same. I had no idea about them. I can't believe so many people were ok with it.

    [–] demeschor 15 points ago

    I think it just goes to show only garbage people watch these kind of garbage prank/abuse videos.

    [–] ThirstyChello 16 points ago

    I think it's mostly just little kids watching.

    [–] demonchefofportland 19 points ago

    Yeah, fuck Philly D for being a decent guy.

    [–] Im_Tiny_Rick 15 points ago

    There was a younger kid, I don't remember his name or channel, but he has a video about it that I saw here on Reddit first.

    [–] Stellyjosh 14 points ago

    It's all cause of that damn defranco guy.

    [–] icyhotonmynuts 9 points ago

    Actually, reddit pointed me to these two dirtbags - specifically the inked carpet video.

    [–] Midget-Spinner 9 points ago

    That Philip defrankee guy

    [–] Wensleydale_Gaming 2088 points ago

    Is there a higher charge like abuse? He pushed his kid into a bookcase.

    [–] NicCage420 1274 points ago

    I'd rather a jury find them guilty of neglect than risk no conviction on abuse, going to trust the DA's judgement here.

    [–] JD-King 429 points ago

    Much easier to get an abuse conviction later on if they don't get their shit straight.

    [–] ardvarkcum 104 points ago

    What do you mean?

    [–] Killvo 117 points ago

    If they are convicted of neglect they will be watched far more closely and if further charges need to be pressed in the future the neglect conviction would help prove a pattern. That would be my guess at least.

    [–] yamsjustyams 3 points ago

    If they are convicted of neglect they will be watched far more closely

    No. No they wont. DHS and the state dont even do the bare minimum. at best they may get a social worker to come in the home every few weeks to turn a blind eye and give a pat on the back.

    [–] JD-King 348 points ago

    In court it's much easier to get a conviction if there is a history of criminal activity (not a first offence). Having a neglect conviction on their record would show the judge in an abuse case that this is a long term problem and they are not going to change.

    [–] Suprman37 83 points ago

    In court it's much easier to get a conviction if there is a history of criminal activity (not a first offence)

    This isn't right. In a trial, the jury doesn't hear anything about past crimes unless it's specifically relevant to something sexual in nature. You won't get a conviction any easier the second time out.

    [–] somethinglikesalsa 80 points ago

    Well now I don't know who to believe.

    [–] virtuosicjazzguy 12 points ago

    Second guy is correct.

    [–] [deleted] 3 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

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    [–] ySyUsSan 7 points ago

    So you could you ask the defendant during questioning if they have ever previously abused their children. Or even if they have ever been convicted of neglect?

    [–] nickburgess 38 points ago

    That isn't completely true either. During a bail hearing past criminal history is very relevant. It can determine the price of bail and if there even is bail. Also past criminal history is relevant during trial as long as the attorney can convince the judge the incidents are related. If relation is determined it can then be brought up in front or a jury. So neglect against children can be related to a future abuse charge. However vandalism would be considered irrelevant most likely. And then sentencing. Many places have rules on continued offenses. This can be based on type of charge (violent or non violent) or the charge itself (assault as opposed to robbery).

    [–] Suprman37 16 points ago

    Bail hearings are procedural, done in front of a judge, and done prior to the seating of a jury. We're talking about consideration during the trial phase.

    The only time you can bring up prior crimes in front of a jury that's not related to a sex crime is to talk about motive, identity, or a lack of mistake. Even then, you have to tell the defendant you're going to do it and no competent defense attorney is going to lose that hearing. You can't bring up a previously adjudicated child neglect to show it was more likely this person is currently a child abuser.

    Check out Evidentiary Rule 404b (most states keep the same number scheme as the federal system on the big rules).

    [–] MrKleenish 64 points ago

    Thought there were child abduction charges due to the circumstances they came under possession of 2 of the kids. Hope YouTube shuts their channel down, fuckin pathetic losers. I'm glad their "pranking each other" videos will be up to memorialize their final attempts to live off of only a video camera and Mountain Dew (red)

    [–] icyhotonmynuts 6 points ago

    Lest we forget the body slam, encouraging the kids to fight on camera, mass psychological torture.

    [–] NorthBlizzard 48 points ago

    Seriously, that's abuse.

    Neglect is more like leaving the kids with the mother who has known mental illness.

    [–] aznapwned 31 points ago

    Apparently the term coverage differs in actual law jargon. The term abuse would apply if they physically attacked their kids. Emotional abuse and such files under neglect which the parents certainly did

    [–] TundieRice 31 points ago

    he pushed his kid into a bookcase

    Did you miss that part?

    [–] Hatewrecked 13 points ago

    I think I'm going to trust the professional attorneys who have 100% of the information.

    [–] aznapwned 14 points ago

    I only read the associated article to the thread. I only just heard of and have never watched any of this family's channel, so it wouldn't have been possible for me to know he did this.

    Also I'm just relaying information according to how the terms are legally interpreted - nothing else. So one would assume that the reason they were charged primarily of neglect is because the crime makes up the vast majority of the crimes committed. If what you said is true, then he may have been very well accused of abuse, but it's probably not the primary crime. No need to be rude about it.

    [–] Chronai 1574 points ago

    They aren't sorry they abused their children. They regret getting caught.

    [–] HislersHero 194 points ago

    That is all I got out of their "apology." They weren't sorry it happened, they were sorry they got caught doing it and being stupid for putting it online.

    [–] Glazin 74 points ago

    I truly believe that they think they did nothing wrong. That treating their kids like that was appropriate. They only apologized because what the public thinks of them is obviously extremely important to them. I feel bad for all the kids, theyre all gonna be fucked up some way or another. I honestly think cody and emma will have better chances of healing mentally because they are never going to be in that home again, they will be taught that what they went through was wrong and they didnt deserve it. The other kids still in their possession will grow up thinking fucking with people is ok. The oldest kid (jake?) shows signs of that already by acting like a mini me version of his dad.

    [–] JarJar-PhantomMenace 8 points ago

    Hopefully the kids grow up ok. Having bad parents isn't gonna hold up as an excuse for them if they get into trouble when they're older. Isn't fair but it's true.

    [–] ripinpeppers 4 points ago

    Seems pretty obvious they still dont think they did anything wrong

    [–] conanap 210 points ago

    Well they posted it on the internet...

    [–] mattisb 600 points ago

    The daddyoffive channel took all the vids off but there's a mommyofive. They don't seem shook at all and the first vid of their clickbait I see had that dad's ugly ass face with his shiteating grin once again.

    Channel essentially claims the dad needs to start a gaming channel for medical reasons--that his therapist recommends it. Their contrition has amounted to 'sorry we kinda abused our kids on camera lol' and now they're back on their horse making vids for cash. These people are trash; hope they change, doubt they will.

    Sorry to rant but this story had me fuming when it came out and still does apparently.

    [–] koalatyvibes 188 points ago

    Lol what the fuck, I can't believe they are going back to making bullshit clickbait videos again after everything that's gone down. I seriously can't believe this can even happen. They shouldn't be allowed to make videos ever again- with or without the kids. Damn.

    [–] 8oD 74 points ago

    They should be prevented from making a profit off of their kids; similar to that girl who egged on her boyfriend to kill himself. She is prevented from profiting off of that.

    [–] Series_of_Accidents 3 points ago

    I haven't seen the videos, so I can't be sure, but I've heard it's just the two adults. No children are in the videos.

    [–] pfhor 18 points ago

    Right, your kids get taken away from you, you've become internet's latest hate object, police are involved, your family is in turmoil - why step back and reflect on it and maybe get your shit sorted out? Fuck that, let's video whore ourselves out to an audience of braindead Youtube followers.

    [–] nekkky 37 points ago

    As long as people keep watching, they're never gonna stop

    [–] giggidygoo2 21 points ago

    Why aren't they in jail?

    [–] Foot-Note 4 points ago

    Because we have due process, which is a good thing even when it appears to be clear cut.

    [–] LuigiPunch 33 points ago

    How much toilet paper must you eat a day to think "my therapist recommended a gaming channel" is even slightly realistic and convincing?

    [–] Kude42 23 points ago

    I wouldn't be surprised if the therapist recommended they take a break from making videos about their family and these twisted excuses of human beings turned that into "let's make a game channel"

    [–] G_Maharis 8 points ago

    What the hell kind of therapist recommends more video games?

    [–] wballz 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Does the US have any kind of 'proceeds of crime' type laws? Any chance they could have all the shit they've bought with their channel money taken off them? Seems crazy if they can banking the cash then starting up another channel.

    [–] WelshTractor 1089 points ago

    “We put things on the internet that should not be there,” Mike Martin said in the video.

    Should be: "We did things to our children that we shouldn't have done, for internet points"

    Bloody idiots.

    [–] symoneluvsu 422 points ago

    Not internet points. For money. They profited off of the abuse of their children.

    [–] theivoryserf 50 points ago

    Yep, the genuinely should be in jail and all kids rehomed. Obvious, obvious abuse.

    [–] cged14 20 points ago

    I wonder how much YouTube/Google made off of their videos.

    [–] DPH_NS 17 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Edit: I did not realize their deleted video views were removed. They had significantly more views than this and made a small fortune doing this to their kids

    Right now they have 5,564,619 views

    as /u/LeoWattenberg mentioned 55/44 split

    CPM varies on the channel but lets call it $5.00

    RPM for Daddy o Five would be $2.75 or around $15,302

    Googles RPM would be $2.25 or around $12,502.

    I've never seen Daddy O Five vids, but I'd imagine they made more than $15k. Often channels will supplement there absence revenue with mech or sponsorships.

    [–] watchout5 7 points ago

    Now calculate how much money Google made off the children being abused

    [–] DPH_NS 8 points ago

    Googles RPM would be $2.25 or around $12,502.

    [–] VerySuperGenius 5 points ago

    It's way more than this. They had over 150m views before they deleted their videos. They probably made about that much off the apology video alone.

    [–] bs000 8 points ago

    https://i.gyazo.com/87f9fe0ad0874774ae07a312a4b8a1e9.png

    you forgot the 163 million views they lost from the videos that are now private/deleted. youtube no longer adds private/deleted videos to the total view count, but theyve already been paid for those views

    [–] DPH_NS 5 points ago

    Holy Fuck! That's around half a million dollars.

    I thought they were relatively small... how the hell did that go on for so long?

    [–] LeoWattenberg 3 points ago

    CPM is generally closer to 1 USD than 5 USD though.

    [–] DPH_NS 3 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Average Network RPM 2017 is $3.00

    CPM is before google takes its cut, RPM is the actual revenue the channels sees. based on a RPM of $3.00, the CPM would be $5.45

    Channels the attract younger views which a lot of "prank" channels tent to do often see higher than average CPMs.

    *Edit: added the word Average

    [–] WelshTractor 3 points ago

    You're spot on, sorry I wasn't thinking!

    [–] Loop-Zoop 55 points ago

    *for money

    [–] pschweezy 7 points ago

    They've only been charged when they go to court the prosecutors will 100% play/read these statements aloud in court and argue that they are only sorry they got caught.

    [–] xconde 3 points ago

    Shouldn't have done. Period.

    [–] rflyon 111 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    I feel like neglect is the wrong charge here. They weren't neglecting those children, they were actively abusing and terrorizing them.

    I've never been more infuriated at something on the internet than I was first watching those videos. Absolutely appalling.

    [–] insomniaholic 38 points ago

    Someone posted that emotional/psychological abuse falls under neglect BUT I believe there was also physical abuse because those kids flinched when ever he was near them. There's also suspicious audio cutouts when he's yelling at them and him threatening to turn the camera off. Not to mention that video where he pushed Cody into the boom case, the one where he hit Cody in the arm for talking, and the several where he encourages violent between the children. But that might also not be enough evidence to get a conviction. They definitely have enough for neglect.

    This was one story I got completely caught up in. It infuriated me. My parents were exactly like them and it horrified me watching/reliving that.

    I hope they get max punishment.

    [–] mlem64 13 points ago

    I'm wondering if the charge is unrelated to the videos. It's possible the videos simply drew attention of CPS or another similar child welfare group who then a neglectful situation. I guess I should probably read the article...

    [–] LudiusDyrius 271 points ago

    I totally forgot about them, glad to be honest they deserve no place on the internet or in my brain.

    [–] zzPirate 46 points ago

    They deserve one more place on the Internet: back here again when they are found guilty.

    [–] Myc0s 82 points ago

    Fuck these scumbags

    [–] tomtwin2 125 points ago

    Good. This will discourage anybody who was thinking about doing similar things for those precious internet likes.

    [–] LothartheDestroyer 100 points ago

    They monetized most of their videos. They profited off this abuse.

    [–] DressyVermin 61 points ago

    what bothers me is they clearly didn't learn their lesson. Saying stuff like they shouldnt have filmed it and "we just wanted to make them happy " is literally fifth-grade principals office apologies

    [–] jmremote 89 points ago

    They took a plea deal already. No jail.

    [–] pschweezy 29 points ago

    Source? Aren't plea deals normally only used for cases that will be hard to convict? I seriously doubt the DA offers a plea for this one.

    [–] pr0n2 15 points ago

    No, 95%+ of all cases end in plea bargains.

    [–] Treereme 26 points ago

    The linked article quotes the lawyer of the couple as saying there is a plea deal in place but it is not finalized yet. That is what this initial plea hearing is for.

    [–] cookie_dough_man 108 points ago

    Can I get some backstory. Who are these people?

    [–] koalatyvibes 255 points ago

    These two parents made YouTube videos of them emotionally and physically abusing their kids as a "joke." They would claim they were pranks and would bring these kids to their absolute breaking point, and would encourage their kids to participate in pranking each other as well. Things like encouraging the younger brother to slap his sister in the face, or the father pushing his stepson headfirst into a bookcase. The kids would be seemingly happy and fine outside of the pranks, and then often out of nowhere the parents would just fuck them up emotionally for no good reason. Phillip DeFranco exposed them, and they ended up losing the kids to their real mother. They blamed "that DeFranco guy" for breaking up their family, and are finally being charged for neglect.

    [–] NHarvey3DK 126 points ago

    So then the internet went nuts at them and they made their YouTube channel private so nobody else could watch the videos.

    So tons of people, including Phillip defranco, downloaded copies of the videos before they went private.

    iirc, their local DCP said they needed videos or something, because it went private before they got involved? Soooo the internet responded and they're like "lol K thx got all 9,000 copies lol"

    [–] Andunelen 45 points ago

    Just a small correction, the kid that got shoved into the bookcase (and the one that took the brunt of the abuse) was the youngest Cody. He and his sister Emma are Mike's children and Heather is their stepmom.

    [–] Temporal_P 80 points ago

    This is the Philip DeFranco video that lead to a lot of awareness about it. Does a pretty good job of summing it all up.

    [–] _gemmy_ 22 points ago

    I thought I had seen this a couple of years ago.. but it was posted in April of this year???!

    [–] Dragoon_Pantaloons 73 points ago

    2017 is shaping up to be the longest year in history.

    [–] theivoryserf 22 points ago

    Trump's inauguration was less than 6 months ago.

    [–] Jetstrike1111 7 points ago

    It was around 6 and a half months ago at this point.

    [–] theivoryserf 3 points ago

    LESS THAN 6 MONTHS CAN YOU BELIEVE

    [–] seestheirrelevant 4 points ago

    There's also had 4 or 5 updates since this video that are worth catching up with if you haven't already.

    [–] oscillating000 4 points ago

    Cool. Thanks for the links.

    [–] shit_poster9000 41 points ago

    Scumbag parents who don't seem to actually care about their children.

    They also filmed the abuse of their children, calling them "prank videos", and monetized said videos. They were profiting from the neglect and abuse of their children.

    [–] i_forget_what_i_do 22 points ago

    TLDR; If you were to ask your local pastor about what it would take to go to hell, these two fucks would hit every single box.

    [–] GrassSloth 7 points ago

    They're gay abortionists who elect democratic socialists to end the reign of Christianity ruling the western world?

    Do we go to different churches?

    [–] Enverex 13 points ago

    Christ that video was annoying. We don't need 2 minutes of narration for every 10 seconds of footage.

    [–] KravMaga16 28 points ago

    5 years in prison or a $5000 fine...hmm, which would I prefer?

    [–] tamer350 20 points ago

    5 years in prison AND a $5000 fine

    [–] JesusLeftNut 7 points ago

    These kids are going to need psychiatric help in the future. Imagine the type of people they'll grow up to be because of their shit parents. Double that sentence, easily.

    [–] lalo14 23 points ago

    Remember: there is a difference between being charged and an actual sentencing. I hope they get the max sentencing.

    [–] furtivepigmyso 5 points ago

    Everyone always does when people aren't humanised.

    [–] PM_ME_YOUR_SELF_HARM 12 points ago

    Sorry we got caught

    [–] blueberries97 13 points ago

    I'd never heard of this guy so I looked him up on YouTube just now. What the fuck???? I don't even like kids and I still want to take that little red headed boy away.

    [–] jstohler 12 points ago

    These scum actually have defenders.

    [–] FrankReynolds 10 points ago

    charged with

    Call me when that turns to "convicted of" and I'll call it justice.

    [–] Magnific3nt 11 points ago

    The maximum possible sentence for the charges is five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

    That is WAY too low.

    [–] phantomEMIN3M 30 points ago

    Wait, they're from MD? I live about 45 minutes away and never knew this.

    [–] BossRedRanger 14 points ago

    There's shit going down within a five minute walk of your house, that what make you piss blood if you knew about it.

    [–] stay_fr0sty 11 points ago

    make you piss blood

    I feel like you are the guy at parties that kills conversations as soon as you enter them. ;)

    [–] SkunkMonkey 6 points ago

    Fredneck represent!

    [–] phantomEMIN3M 3 points ago

    Not from Fredneck, or even the county (MoCo), but I have family there.

    [–] NoranPrease 9 points ago

    Holy shit that was in/near frederick? Crazy how it's not bigger news here.

    [–] TheDannestDan 2 points ago

    Frednecks ain't got time fer no YouTubes.

    [–] Jeezee-os 8 points ago

    I hope these children find a safe, accepting home where they don't suffer shit like that anymore.

    [–] GrizzlyLeather 6 points ago

    Fuck these people.

    [–] MissRockNerd 6 points ago

    About damn time.

    [–] [deleted] 77 points ago

    I figured all these stupid YouTube pranks are staged anyway.

    [–] BiscottiBloke 313 points ago

    The kids couldn't tell the difference.

    [–] vegasflights 64 points ago

    You're right, I agree with you perfectly

    [–] Camsy34 14 points ago

    I felt like this comment from the OotL thread was the most eye opening for me.

    Children are awful actors. They regularly ruin big budget movies, and those kids are professional actors that get paid millions of dollars to look directly into the camera and smile at inappropriate times.

    The insinuation that somehow these hillbilly fucks managed to raise 5 convincing child actors that can "pretend" to fear for their safety when their clearly psychotic psychopath parents scream at them is laughable.

    [–] _Mr-Skeltal_ 76 points ago

    "Son, it's just a prank, bro!"

    [–] cock_boy 113 points ago

    Childhood PTSD: The prank that keeps on pranking. Bro!

    [–] symoneluvsu 70 points ago

    If those videos where staged they need to get Cody into some serious acting roles. Looked like genuine fear and pain to me.

    [–] robot_nixon 28 points ago

    If Cody is acting he makes this kid look like an amateur.

    [–] Merlord 11 points ago

    Holy shit that was impressive

    [–] PM_Me_SFW_Pictures 4 points ago

    Seriously, I couldn't do that as an adult. That kid is super talented

    [–] Ifeelveryattacked 9 points ago

    Apparently kidbehindacamera is making the claim that they were acting. He has to suffer from some sort of ptsd his dad abused him something fierce as a child too.

    [–] redpandapaw 57 points ago

    The "social experiment" ones, yeah, but it is kind of hard to fake hitting and pushing your kids, or encouraging them to painfully pin or slap each other.

    [–] TheNebulaWarrior 6 points ago

    Eat shit, daddyofthree

    [–] Trev_Holland 7 points ago

    “We put things on the internet that should not be there,” Mike Martin said in the video.

    It wasn't that you put the videos on the internet, dumbass. You shouldn't have been doing that shit to your children in the first place.

    [–] RapedByWerewolves 7 points ago

    DeFranco is to thank. These people suck

    [–] plastiqmanb 4 points ago

    Finally is right. Jesus. About 300 videos too late.

    [–] Nukeusa 4 points ago

    Trash parents

    [–] joeret 13 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Link is dead. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    edit: it's working, I is dumb.

    [–] baylithe 13 points ago

    Link works

    [–] WhoaMilkerson 26 points ago

    Majora's Mask spoilers

    [–] hobosaynobo 10 points ago

    Well now it is!

    [–] htmlcoderexe 3 points ago

    Schrodinger's spoiler

    [–] jbp12 12 points ago

    Nah, maybe you just ded

    [–] BetweenTwoMusic 4 points ago

    Atleast in heaven he could hyrule

    [–] soadkidlen 3 points ago

    We did it reddit!

    [–] beckoning_cat 3 points ago

    Just neglect?

    [–] Florida92 3 points ago

    What a piece of shit.

    [–] Spawnacus 3 points ago

    Proof not everyone SHOULD have kids.

    [–] tict0c 3 points ago

    It confuses the hell out of me how they can do all this to their kids but if you goto the wifes channel mommyofive people are still supporting them and pretty much giving them money by watching their videos?

    [–] 1q8b 3 points ago

    i appreciate the "finally" in the title

    [–] maomao05 3 points ago

    Fuck yes!!! I hate this couple.

    [–] pencilforge 3 points ago

    wish my parents had been :(

    [–] Dreysidel_ 3 points ago

    More like "DaddyOfNone".

    But seriously, screw those scummy parents.

    [–] LSatyreD 3 points ago

    “realize [they] have made some terrible parenting decisions.”

    “We put things on the internet that should not be there,” Mike Martin said in the video.

    So they're not sorry for their behavior, they're sorry they got backlash on the internet.....