Famous YouTubers Cole and Savannah LaBrant have issued an apology video after a prank on their daughter ended up going a little too far.
We can't imagine we are alone in thinking that April Fools' Day is probably the most annoying holiday of the year. Scrolling through social media and not knowing which news stories are real and which ones are merely a joke. Honestly, we pray we never have to report something important to the world on April 1 as chances are no one will believe it's real until the following day.
As adults, we see through April Fools' pranks nine times out of ten. Kids maybe not so much. That's why YouTubing parents Cole and Savannah LaBrant's practical joke on their daughter on April 1 this year got a little out of hand. The couple told little Everleigh that they were going to give away their dog, Carl.
As you can imagine, that faux announcement was followed by a flood of tears from the six-year-old. Despite the mean prank making their daughter cry, Cole and Savannah proceeded to post the video to their YouTube channel. Even though the video ends with the parents revealing that it was all a joke and Everleigh actually getting her own back on her mom and dad, it was not received well by a large chunk of the couple's fans.
So many people thought that the joke was cruel and over the line that the LaBrants were forced to issue an apology video a couple of days later. "It was just a bad judgment call… we are young parents, and we put all of our lives out on social media," Cole explained. "We’re going to make mistakes, and we hope to learn from this."
At the time of typing this, the April Fools' video has understandably been taken down while the apology video been viewed more than 2.4 million times. Incredible, and not surprising considering the couple's channel has almost nine million subscribers. The parents made a mistake with the prank and have admitted to doing so. As they say, they are learning to be parents with every passing day just like the rest of us. The only difference is their mistakes are online for everyone to see.