Popular vlogger Jordan Cheyenne, known in particular for her family vlog style, is no longer active on both Youtube and Instagram.On September 8th, Cheyenne posted a video surrounding the new puppy they recently purchased having an infection known as parvovirus, which is often fatal. After finishing her update on the new puppy, she tries to get her young son, who is clearly distraught, to pose for the thumbnail for the Youtube video. It is suspected that Cheyenne forgot to edit out this portion of the video.
this is so DISTURBING what is wrong with mom vloggers omfg pic.twitter.com/krUjM5Sfit
— elle woods ♿︎ 25 (@artangeIII) September 8, 2021
She tells her son to act like he is crying, to which he responds “I am crying.” The video is now unavailable on Youtube, but was captured and reposted by Twitter user @givemepllants with the caption “This is so disturbing. What is wrong with mom vloggers?” The video on Twitter is now viral, reaching audiences that were most likely not aware of the situation on Youtube, with over 5,000 retweets and 50,000 thousand likes. In the video, Cheyenne instructs her son on how to appear more distraught or upset, coaching him to put his hand on his face or what certain faces to make for the video.
In a recent article with Insider, Cheyenne apologizes for her actions. She notes that “It’s so wrong. I should never have done that.” She also posted an apology video on Youtube, that is now unavailable due to Cheyenne removing her Instagram and Youtube, entitled “I am immensely disappointed with myself.” She also told Insider that “I’d like to say I am deeply upset and horrified with myself that I even got to this point, prioritizing my son’s mental health should’ve been the first thing on my mind and I can’t say how disappointed in myself I am.” She notes that her son, Christian, will no longer be posted on her channel and that she would be “removing” herself from the Internet for a while.
This experience did not sit well with the Internet. On Youtube, there were many videos and discussions around both Cheyenne’s original video and her apology, which was deemed “the most pathetic apology video on Youtube” by one Youtuber. On Twitter as well, where Cheyenne’s video was reposted, many discussed the impact that mommy vloggers can have on their children.
I will NEVER understand showing your child breaking down on the internet. You’re supposed to protect them. These kids that come from families who vlog everything, get bullied at school all the time. Family channels shouldn’t exist. Most of them have done this at some point
— bri✨21 and bi (@itsmebri777) September 9, 2021
Many discussed why someone would want to film their child’s emotional response to post on the Internet for many to see, instead of trying to protect them. Others also discussed how family vloggers like Cheyenne have done similar things like posting their children’s punishment or emotional responses for clicks and likes, which projects the conversation further to how children cannot consent to the videos being posted.
Jesus Christ. Honestly CPS needs to look into this. When are we going to make this illegal;children cannot consent to their image being posted on the internet and now this clip will follow him around forever. Hollywood already abuses children for tv but there’s no regulation here
— Mazzy G. (@Bunny27399260) September 9, 2021
this is…….. one of the most vile mommy vloggers i’ve ever seen and THAT is saying something
— bug girl (@buggirl) September 10, 2021