After nearly two weeks of global media backlash, the parents behind the DaddyOFive YouTube channel seem ready to draw a line in their career and step away from the pranks for good. In one final “public apology”, both Mike and Heather face the camera and admit that they “put things on the Internet that should not be there” and have already sought out family counselling.
Mike kicks off the apology by making it clear that he is no longer “blocking out the haters” as he previous did in another video, but that he now can “acknowledge and respect how everyone feels about this”. Heather furthers this school of thought by saying that when she went back and watched the videos as if she “didn’t know the people”, she was shocked by the footage and said to herself “oh my god those poor children”.
This is the only remaining video on the DaddyOFive channel, in which the “founders” admit to seeking family counselling.
However, the apology gives off a weird vibe as it appears like nothing else that sat on their channel before. The couple are posed central to the camera and clearly have a professional lighting setup in their face, which is a sharp juxtaposition from their previous apology which was a handheld vlog. The also features strange fade to black edits, that often cut each other off mid-sentence even though we can see they’re still talking.
In the past few weeks, the DaddyOFive Twitter account has primarily been used as a means to ask for fans to support them, and to let people know when new videos were coming out. The account has gone quiet over the past 24 hours after the final “public apology” went live, leading people wondering if this is the last time we’ll hear from the controversial pranksters.
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