YouTube has always been a platform for creativity and new ideas, but there is always someone posting disturbing and inappropriate content. Recently, the Youtube channel “Toy Freak” had his channel terminated for what he was posting about his children. Millions watched as he made his children act as “bad babies” that peed themselves and were constantly scared.
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The father in the video, Greg Chism, had his channel terminated after numerous complaints from concerned people who visited his channel. The channel’s viewership was not small by any means either, sitting at just over eight million subscribers.
A YouTube spokesperson issued a statement to Variety on the matter of Toy Freaks’ termination. “We take child safety extremely seriously and have clear policies against child endangerment,” the spokesperson said. “We recently tightened the enforcement of these policies to tackle content featuring minors where we receive signals that cause concern.”
The spokesperson concluded with acknowledging “It’s not always clear that the uploader of the content intends to break our rules, but we may still remove their videos to help protect viewers, uploaders and children.”
In the videos, Greg would scare and torment his two daughters, Victoria and Annabelle, in numerous ways such as throwing frogs in while they were showering, forcing them to eat baby food or wet themselves.
Greg issued a statement after the termination of his channel to try and rectify any misconception that may have lead to this point. “Many YouTube community members expressed similar concerns, and their willingness to reach out to protect my children and all children from exploitation reinforces my faith in the YouTube community,” he said.
“Victoria, Annabelle and I want to thank our supporters as my girls have had the opportunity to develop their creativity and self-confidence over the past few years,” he explained.
“Their future is bright. While it is disturbing to me that anyone would find inappropriate pleasure in our video skits, I deeply appreciate YouTube’s concerns for my family and I could not be happier with having had this remarkable experience.”
Since the channel has been deleted, there are very few videos available that show their “content.” Below is a video criticizing the channel long before it was terminated and has some of the aforementioned “pranks” in it.