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Sam & Nia
August 10, 2015
3:21 pm
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Has anyone else been following these guys over the last few days? I'd never heard of them, but People has been all over them for the last 3-4 days.

 

Apparently, the husband used diluted pee from an unflushed toilet to surreptitiously run a pregnancy test on his wife, so he can then announce to her that she's pregnant, which People.com catches on to and posts. Over the next day or two, they go on and on in their daily video about how excited they are over going viral. Then they post an announcement that they had suffered a miscarriage, which People ALSO posts. They're getting ripped to shreds over the insincerity of the videos in the comments section on People. The pregnancy announcement is here, and the miscarriage announcement is here.

 

Now, I'm sympathetic to people going through a miscarriage, but something doesn't pass the 'sniff test' here. Whether they really had a miscarriage or not, something about all this seems rather opportunistic. The dad just announced within the last 24 hours that he's quitting his job (presumably to do the vlog full-time).

 

I guess these guys are the same ones who were the 'good-looking parents' lip-syncing to Frozen music last year…who uploads a video of themselves singing and labels it 'good looking parents'?

 

Oh, and their daughter is named Symphony. angry

August 10, 2015
3:54 pm
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WheresMyCoffee
Hamprince of Meowtonia
Meows: 7830
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December 4, 2012

Ya, it smells a little suspect.

August 10, 2015
4:26 pm
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Satan's Panties

bandwagon

 

 I do think she was really pregnant. I think they staged the "announcement"

August 10, 2015
4:42 pm
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quicklikeabunny
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February 22, 2012

Gawker also covered this:

http://gawker.com/all-is-lost-nightmare-man-surprises-wife-with-her-ow-1722515765

 

And the followup:

http://gawker.com/vlogger-couple-grieves-miscarriage-three-days-after-ann-1723078900

 

If my husband a) tested my pee for hormones without my knowledge, b)recorded it for YouTube (to get OMGSOFAMOUS), or c)quit his f**king steady job to make YouTube videos, I'd be out of there so fast.

I'm sorry if they truly lost the pregnancy, but this shit is weird.

August 10, 2015
4:43 pm
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gocryinyourmuffin

I've been reading about it today. Yeah..something doesn't seem right. Also, two days (I believe) later, a video is posted where the family heads out to Lego Land and the husband tells her he's quit his job.

August 10, 2015
5:04 pm
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LookAtMeImTwee
Count de Meowmy
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Snarking Since:
May 9, 2012

I'm confused about the timeline, everything happened in a few days. Found out they're prego, and that they were having a daughter and miscarried in a week? Not adding up she had to be at least 2-3 months along

August 10, 2015
5:04 pm
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mario kart
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August 20, 2014

I can't even make it through their videos. It was f**ked up from the start, and I'm sure in time the truth will come out. The internet doesn't forget!

August 10, 2015
5:52 pm
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can you use diluted pee from a toilet? 

are they just calling her a her?  they did this all in 2-3 days so there wasn't an ultra sound right?

can you quit a full-time job supporting a family of 4 and vlog?

so many ????

 

btw–i call shenanigans.

August 10, 2015
5:54 pm
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I normally lurk here but I made an account just to post about these guys. They're the fakiest fakers that ever did fake. I'm amazed that so many people are buying it, they're horrible actors. 

August 10, 2015
6:06 pm
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KAS

How old are they?  They look super young, and so do their kids.

August 10, 2015
6:27 pm
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I read about the announcement video on Friday and saw people who thought something felt off about it, that Nia seemed…prepared in some way, like it was staged. I didn't necessarily think it was staged, but just watching that one video, I developed an alternate theory that basically boils down to:

-Nia knew/suspected that she was pregnant, but was intentionally delaying taking the test because this has happened to her before–thinking she's pregnant and then "getting her period" and being disappointed. She may have even known/understood that it was a miscarriage but didn't let herself think of it that way or talk to him about it.

-She feels the need to be the perfect Christian wife, and puts on that front for him, because I'm sure she's received the message that he'd rather have things look perfect than be real.

-So they aren't actually close/psychologically intimate with each other.

-He just never knew, because he seems like your classic narcissist, so he just didn't notice.

She says she's about two weeks late and that she's not "supposed to" take the test until (some vague time). No. The common advice is to take the test when you're a week late (though most people don't wait that long). But you can take the test whenever, even before you're late, and the reason you wouldn't is to avoid the emotional upset because SO MANY pregnancies are lost early on. (Up to 50%–they don't implant properly, or something is wrong with the embryo, etc etc. People call them "chemical pregnancies" but they're early miscarriages.) 

Beyond that, she has two kids already, and there are early signs of pregnancy that she would recognize. So if she's even a week late, and has those early symptoms, she would have to know. So why no test? The only thing I can figure is that she didn't really want to know yet. Either she was worried she would lose it, or didn't particularly want to be pregnant, or…who knows, I guess.

As soon as I saw this, my very first fear was that they would lose it. I want to believe that none of this was really staged, and certainly not to the point that they were never pregnant at all (which I've seen floated), but at the same time, Sam seems really, REALLY off to me. I'm sad for Nia, whatever is going on here.

August 10, 2015
6:31 pm
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These idiots have been trying to become internet famous for years. When they published their famous (self titled, mind you) Good Looking Parents Sing Disney's Frozen video, I thought "eh, they're cute, but yeah, don't call yourselves 'good looking' like, ever" and that blew up. Then lots of other lip sync videos from Frozen popped up and it started to put a damper on their personal video that they did first. Then they got asked to do a video shoot in LA for a Disney shoot featuring other YouTubers for an "In Summer".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i6byrkTmLE

That's the video they shot of themselves going to the actual video shoot. Them on set, them in makeup and hair, them with other D listers/nobodys who were on the set. Because they know how to create videos with titles that will bring in the viewers, they got more views for THAT video.

Then they tried to make a weekly/daily video that basically was snooze-town boring and they started to lose their viewership, even though they had tons of subscribers. So when it was basically dismal and their videos went from being viewed millions of times to barely over 10,000, you guessed it! They made the peestick video. And then THIS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiknIo5N2IU

A viral video about going viral! Exciting! So meta!!! Adorbs!

And since the miscarriage video, everyone's tuning in to hear their sadness and um, they've posted twice since then and the most recent was 20 minutes ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=encBKyaOYYs

So we have this list:

Frozen – huge/viral
Frozen video set shoot – eh…ok it got some views but it all died down really quickly after that.
Pregnancy announcement via husband who (didn't actually really) surprised his wife 4 days ago! – viral! Yay!
Miscarriage video – 2 days ago
I QUIT MY JOB TO BE A VLOGGER! – yesterday
12 minute vlog on their way TO CHURCH where they read comments on camera because the navel gazing can't be any more profound here – today

So yeah, they've been trying to do this forever. And they've had a few moments of success but if you go back through their videos and timeline, it's not just a cute couple who went viral to their shock and surprise. These people have been trying to become viral for YEARS now. And yeah, he quit his job because of this round of viral videos before he expected everyone to side-eye and look back through their videos (many of which they've been deleting pretty swiftly over the last 24 hours) which exposes them as viral YouTube wannabes.

Sorry this was so long. Surgery last week and I'm in bed still and this whole thing has bugged me from the second I saw it SWEEPING THE NATION last week. Gag.

August 10, 2015
6:41 pm
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I have to wonder what's going to happen when their viewership drops again – either from eventual backlash or from a lack of sustained interest. He's going to regret having quit his job, which one would presume had things like benefits and retirement plans (I think he was a night shift nurse).

They totally did the Frozen videos, and then decided they could make money doing this after the first one went viral. The fact that they continued posting regularly after the miscarriage announcement (as opposed to saying 'we're taking the week off to spend time with family and grieve') tells me they're more concerned with monetizing this surge of traffic than taking care of their family.





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