A Maryland couple is under the microscope this week after several of their videos went viral on the Internet.
In the videos, the parents prank their own children, torturing them all in the name of that sweet sweet YouTube money.
Critics have slammed the parents for what they are calling blatant child abuse.
According to “The Baltimore Sun,” Mike and Heather Martin of the YouTube channel “DaddyOFive” have been posting videos where they torture their children with pranks and fake punishments.
Their children are often seen crying and terrified in the videos and are only told about the pranks after they have been mortified by their parents.
The YouTube channel DaddyOFive is the most blatant, most revolting example of monetized and glorified child abuse I've ever seen
— Drew Galipeau (@drewseph3) April 18, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
The video that grabbed the world’s attention was a since-removed video called “Invisible Ink Prank” in which Heather Martin spilled invisible ink on the carpet and proceeded to blame their sons for the infraction.
Both parents took part in the insanity as they screamed profanities and repeatedly blamed the boys who cried and exclaimed over and over they didn’t do anything wrong. Mike and Heather soon dissolved into laughter and Mike said, “It’s just a prank, bruh.”
The pranks were endless on the popular YouTube channel, which contained almost 300 videos and had nearly 767,000 subscribers at last count. All the videos, with the exception of an apology and explanation video, have since been deleted.
Popular YouTuber Philip DeFranco criticized the parents, saying that they were clearly exploiting their children for views.
Since the Martin’s videos went live, they have received death threats and have been scolded for abusing their children.
“The Daily Caller’s” Jim Teacher agreed with DeFranco, saying, “This is nothing but monetized child abuse. It’s disgusting and wrong.
This prank is absolutely disgusting.
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