If you have a child under the age of 7, you undoubtedly have seen the Engineering Family open blind bags or eggs with toys covered in Play Doh. Maybe you have become repelled by ‘Ethan’ the gamer.. or even had a little too much of the FGTEEV family.
Perhaps if your child is into gaming, Zack Scott or DanTDM have become household names…
…and the there is the Seven Supergirls channel..
Very recently, TOSH.0 did a somewhat comical expose on the channel, becoming disgusted on the air by one video of a child licking whipped cream, and in a skit mocking the ‘To Catch a Predator’ series.. I implore you to watch the TOSH video and if you have any decency, after checking out the YouTube Channel, you will be a little put off by what you see.. Tosh points out that many popular videos on YouTube, including famous Beatles songs, get a couple million views.SuperGirls? ….Billions. 12 billion overall views to be exact, with tens of millions of subscribers.. Each day, one of the ‘seven supergirls’ sub channels has to make a video.
It could involve dancing, being DUCT-TAPED to a bed (yep) .. gymnastics.. Being in bikinis near the pool. And all of the videos have girls–the channel almost brags about this–under the age of 18. The NEW YORK times did an article about girls on YouTube in general this year, touching briefly on the Seven Supergirls channel.. I thought it would be interesting to show you what was written: Many popular videos made by girls in the pre- and early teenage years live on nine connected YouTube channels. Seven Super Girls, the most successful of these channels, has over six million subscribers and its videos have been viewed a combined 6.9 billion times.
Each channel — others are called Seven Cool Tweens, Seven Awesome Kids and Seven Twinkling Tweens — is run with more efficiency than some professional media sites: Each girl is responsible for making a video on a specific day of the week. (Annie was on Seven Awesome Kids from 2010 to 2011.) They follow a set of guidelines that include weekly themes, and precludes them from giving their surnames and location.
The SAKs channels, as they are known, were started in 2008 by seven families in Britain who, in the early days of YouTube, wanted to make sure their children were making family-appropriate content. The only remaining parent of that original partnership is Ian Rylett, who is currently in charge of the SAKs operation.
Mr. Rylett, who lives in Leeds, said producing the channels was essentially his full-time job. He and a team of six others take care of copyright issues, create sponsorship deals, come up with weekly themes, monitor the channels and arrange meet and greets. The tickets for a 1,000-seat event that is coming up in Orlando, Fla., are selling for $30 each. Mr. Rylett receives an income from the channels, as do some of the girls. The girls own their own content, he said, but they have not signed contracts. Whether Tosh actually exposed a purposely pedo network or not us unclear.. but he brought attention to something that many parents should be aware of.
If they are not already.. As for the instant fame so often people seek out? ….it’s not worth it. The parents who crave it? They are bad parents.. The Seven Supergirls channel is really, really creepy. Quite frankly I don’t know if that was the intention. But …judging from the top videos and the types of strange titles and weird instances the girls find themselves in, one would have to almost conclude that the channel knows very well the audience it is attracting… As TOSH said, the 12 billion people who watch these videos should ‘put their pants on’ and turn themselves into the FBI immediately.
from Tumblr http://ift.tt/2tg0712