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YouTuber parents under fire for vlogging child’s school report card

Published: 1/Feb/2020 0:32

by Virginia Glaze

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Family-oriented YouTubers and parents “Daily Bumps” are receiving a wave of backlash online, after uploading a video reacting to their son Oliver’s school report card.

Family channels are the new wave on YouTube, with many groups, such as the “ACE Family,” boasting millions of subscribers for giving viewers an inside look at their daily lives.

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The Lannings, known by their online moniker “Daily Bumps,” are one such family channel, having amassed over 4.96 million subscribers thanks to their videos and original music.

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Family channel “Daily Bumps” are receiving backlash online for vlogging their son’s school report card.

However, it’s not Lanning family patriarch Bryan’s new four-song EP that’s sparking outrage over the family: instead, internet users are collectively mocking a video the group uploaded on January 29, which included a reaction to their oldest son Oliver’s report card.

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The video in question, since retitled “LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL!” features mother Missy Lanning reading Oliver’s grades aloud, which included scores for his behavior with other students as well as projects in the classroom.

(Segment begins at 6:10 for mobile readers)

While the vast majority of Oliver’s grades were positive, the video has since gone viral across Twitter, with users noting the ridiculousness of using a child’s grades for content that will be viewed online by millions.

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“Imagine coming home with your report card and your parents do a react video,” reporter Taylor Lorenz said of the upload.

Her Tweet caught fire across the social media platform, with other commenters weighing in with such takes as, “Oliver’s parents might want to consider the videos Oliver will be recording about them when he’s a teenager.”

Still others were concerned about the mental impact this could have on family vloggers’ children in the future, with one user writing, “Imagine the damage we’re doing to our children by parading them all over the internet without their consent. We won’t know for another decade or so.”

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In spite of the Twitter backlash, it seems that the Lannings’ video has been met with relative praise from their fans on YouTube, garnering over 4.2k likes on the upload at the time of writing.

Opinions aside, the issue raises a unique dilemma: how will vloggers’ children react to being constantly filmed and recorded in the near future?

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Cars

Richard Hammond reveals his biggest car regret ever

Published: 14/Oct/2020 13:42

by Kieran Bicknell

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Richard Hammond is a man that lives life on the edge. Former presenter of Top Gear and now host of The Grand Tour alongside Clarkson and May, Hammond’s car history is a rich and varied list, but it turns out there’s one car in particular that he really regrets selling.

As part of a video for DRIVETRIBE, Richard Hammond – along with Harry Metcalfe – was reunited with his old Ferrari 550 Maranello. What was once a dream car for Hammond turned into one of his biggest regrets, as he explained.

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Even as the car pulls into the shot, Hammond is already feeling the pain, exclaiming “I don’t want to see it, I don’t want to see it!”

Asked about the first memory that hits him upon seeing the 550 for the first time in years, there was only one answer. “Sadly, I can’t help it… it’s the day I had to get rid of it” said Hammond.

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By contrast, Harry (of Harry’s Garage) said his first memory was “the day I bought it” showing the difference between their experiences.

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Richard Hammond still has love for his old Ferrari 550 Maranello.

Richard Hammond’s Ferrari 550 Maranello

Hammond reminisces about how he used to park it up, then look back at it and go “is that really mine?” After much discussion about the pros and cons of the 550 as a daily driver, Richard reveals why he had to sell it.

Casting his mind back to Top Gear days, he said after parking up the Ferrari, a colleague pointed out a tiny leak under the car. Unfortunately, since the V12 550 Maranello is so costly to maintain, what ran through his head was “that piece of oil, could signify my utter [financial] ruin!”

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Maintenance costs were the least of his issues though, as there were more pressing family matters to attend to. Having moved house from Wales to Buckinghamshire, the Hammond family decided they didn’t like their new home, and moved back to their original Wales house.

Sadly, this meant that Richard owed the landlord of the Buckinghamshire house six months rent, which, in his words, amounted to “what [the 550] was worth… it had to go.”

Revealing he still loves the car, Hammond said “I still love the thing, it has a majesty to it, a might… it’s a beautiful thing!”

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Asked if he wants the car left with him instead of going back to auction, his response was “I’m having an extension built at home… do you want to phone my wife? Ugh… I can’t let somebody buy it!”

While it’s unknown if Hammond did buy the car back in the end, he was seemingly conflicted about whether to or not. We imagine if he did end up purchasing the car from the auction, it’s only a matter of time before it’s revealed to the world.

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