Originally Posted by NewGame
It's such a gray area, I mean clearly this is abuse but then you could apply prosecution to all those sort of 'Funniest Home Video' moments you see of kids getting 'pranked' or whatever.
Huh, I thought the "it's just a prank bro" phrase was incredibly easy to see through and no one would fall for it, but I guess this is why they have subscribers and viewers.
What they did to those kids is nothing like a prank, especially when they're kids. Just because you filmed something and someone, somewhere might laugh at it, doesn't make it a prank. Divorce it from any concept of calling it a "prank". Does it still seem harmless to you?
Imagine growing up and NEVER feeling safe in the place you're supposed to feel safest. At any moment, the people who are supposed to protect you could hurt you, endanger you, or terrify you and your siblings. That's traumatic to a child.
I don't remember any Funniest Home Videos being made where the parents constantly set up harmful/frightening situations for their children.
Grey area? Nah.