Vlogger, Jordan Cheyenne, 30, has deleted her over half a million subscribers YouTube channel after she mistakenly shared a video of herself teaching her son how to cry for the camera.
She recently shared a video entitled “We are heartbroken” in which she spoke about how her puppy had been diagnosed with parovirus, a condition which can be fatal to unvaccinated dogs.
From the video she released, she was seen putting her arm around son, Christian for a pose for a video thumbnail. Then she told him to lean in and “act like you’re crying,” to which the son replied, “Mum, I AM crying!” Apparently, she forgot to take that part of the video out before posting.
This didn’t go down well with her viewers as they condemned her actions, which they tagged “extremely disturbing.”
One wrote on Twitter as he shared the video “this is so DISTURBING what is wrong with mom vloggers omfg”.
Another penned: “everyone keeps asking the same questions, this is about the puppy they just bought having parvo, the son IS crying. real tears.
She’s forcing him to “fake cry” for views, it was accidentally uploaded, she forgot to edit this part, she removed the vid & posted an ‘apology’.”
“I used to record my daughter’s angry meltdown on my phone, for not getting her way, but anytime I come across them I delete them now because it just hurts my heart and makes me think, ‘wtf did I even do that for?’ I couldn’t imagine posting them for the world to see.” , added another
“I will NEVER understand showing your child breaking down on the internet,” commented one person. “You’re supposed to protect them. These kids that come from families who blog everything, get bullied at school all the time. Family channels shouldn’t exist.”, another disappointed tweet read.
Realising what guard happened, Jordan deleted the video and re-uploaded it again without the ending. But apparently, viewers had already circulated the previous video.
Jordan went on to upload an apology video in which he she said that her “heart dropped” when she watched the original video, and that she was “immensely disappointed” in herself, and “should never have done that.”
“Today I want to let you know I’m so disgusted with myself for posing for a thumbnail on such an emotional video,”
“It made me take a step back and realise I need to just be way more present in the moment and not even be thinking about anything like this when things are happening in my life.”
According to Instagram stories, Jordan reported receiving death threats and private messages about her son that were unpleasant.
As a result of this, she shut down her YouTube channel and Instagram profile.
According to Daily Dot, when they reached out to Jordan for comment, she responded with an explanation about why she had removed her profiles.
“It’s been done because nothing matters but the health and well-being of my child,” she said.
“Getting completely offline, canceling all videos and monetization, and prioritizing my child are all I care about.
“I’m disgusted and horrified at what I did and there is absolutely no excuse. It’s terrible on so many levels. I love my child more than anything and will regret this moment forever.”, she concluded.
The California-based mum shared vlogs about her life as a single on YouTube and had over the past eight years, gotten herself over half a million followers.