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(Daily Mail)   A YouTube "influencer" decided to "rehome" her autistic four year-old son, can't figure out why people are mad at her for it   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2020-05-28 11:04:20 AM  
"Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.
 
2020-05-28 11:08:39 AM  
Influencer walking sack of garbage
 
2020-05-28 11:08:40 AM  

Mugato: "Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.


I'd love to hear your definition of "hipster".
 
2020-05-28 11:09:15 AM  
Sad. Can't afford the kid when the data mining and ad revenues dry up.
 
2020-05-28 11:09:45 AM  

Mugato: "Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.


Neither is "rehome'.
 
2020-05-28 11:10:32 AM  
In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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2020-05-28 11:13:46 AM  

Mugato: "Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.


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It's an alternative form of rewme. Duh.
 
2020-05-28 11:14:39 AM  
"Dumped him on someone else after getting rich off him" is a better way to put it.
 
2020-05-28 11:16:05 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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What an odd comparison. Drew built a comments-based news-aggregator that became an internet destination. I don't think anyone really gives a fark about his opinions on wine pairings or vacation destinations. Though I am a bit curious what  he thinks about Target's new cookware line...
 
2020-05-28 11:16:15 AM  
These so-called influencers are talking about a child like it's a puppy they were to lazy to train.
 
2020-05-28 11:17:33 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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What an odd comparison. Drew built a comments-based news-aggregator that became an internet destination. I don't think anyone really gives a fark about his opinions on wine pairings or vacation destinations. Though I am a bit curious what  he thinks about Target's new cookware line...


He likes a nice box red. Pairs well with UFIA.
 
2020-05-28 11:17:48 AM  
You guys don't understand, raising a child is hard! Like, really hard!
 
2020-05-28 11:17:51 AM  

Bslim: Influencer walking sack of garbage


Influencers are paid to be corporate whores
 
2020-05-28 11:18:17 AM  

JohnBigBootay: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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What an odd comparison. Drew built a comments-based news-aggregator that became an internet destination. I don't think anyone really gives a fark about his opinions on wine pairings or vacation destinations. Though I am a bit curious what  he thinks about Target's new cookware line...


He was behind the Ugg boot craze some years back.
 
2020-05-28 11:18:50 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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So, you don't know the use of the term "influencer"

Got it.
 
2020-05-28 11:18:59 AM  
Stop making stupid people famous.
 
2020-05-28 11:19:49 AM  
Without the PR stunt, I'd think, "Well, they figured out that the kid has a better chance with someone that's able to care for him, and though it tears their hearts out they know it's best for him."  Without the PR stunt.
 
2020-05-28 11:20:59 AM  

Subtonic: JohnBigBootay: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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What an odd comparison. Drew built a comments-based news-aggregator that became an internet destination. I don't think anyone really gives a fark about his opinions on wine pairings or vacation destinations. Though I am a bit curious what  he thinks about Target's new cookware line...

He was behind the Ugg boot craze some years back.


I also heard (think it was in the podcast) that he shot a man in Reno, because he wouldn't pay for his beer, or something?
 
2020-05-28 11:23:59 AM  

Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.
 
2020-05-28 11:29:35 AM  
I have 7 yr old twin boys, one of whom has autism, is a complete little b'stard, creator of chaos and distraction, but, is also my little clone and wouldn't be without the little bugger. His brother however......
 
2020-05-28 11:33:22 AM  
Does anyone here actually think the kid should be raised by this "influencer"?
 
2020-05-28 11:34:28 AM  
Pretty much what I expect from someone who makes a living telling people how to live through a heavy screen of corporate endorsement dollars.
 
2020-05-28 11:36:08 AM  

Arkanaut: Does anyone here actually think the kid should be raised by this "influencer"?


Hell no...but I'm also kinda iffy on the people that watch subscribe to "influencers" raising kids.
 
2020-05-28 11:40:25 AM  
She has four kids of her own and made a big deal out of adopting a special needs child from a completely different country and culture. What did she think would happen, exactly?

Horrible.
 
2020-05-28 11:42:37 AM  
The Daily Fail left out how she got rich off him.
Better article about it:
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/​s​tephaniemcneal/myka-stauffer-huxley-an​nouncement

In some videos, Myka plugged a fundraiser she had organized for Huxley's unspecified needs. She said every person who donated $5 would unlock a different piece of a 1,000-piece puzzle, which would, at the end, be a photo of Huxley that she would reveal to the world. She also said she would write the names of all donors in his baby book.

In a sponsored video from 2017, Myka said she was using her proceeds from YouTube ads towards her adoption, writing in the caption that the sponsorship "profits are going towards bringing our SON home from China!"

In an article she wrote for Parade, Myka said the Stauffers were told by the agency Huxley had a "brain tumor" and "brain damage." She wrote that at first the couple weren't open to a special needs adoption.
"But as we let the idea soak in, God softened our hearts," she wrote. "Before we knew it, we were open to almost every special needs in the book."


I guess he hardened them again?

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2020-05-28 11:48:07 AM  
There is absolutely nothing entertaining about this.
 
2020-05-28 11:52:44 AM  
Terrible business people. Imagine the revenue they could have generated with an even more disabled child?
 
2020-05-28 12:01:55 PM  
To be fair, yes these people are self absorbed scumbags, but Chinese orphanages, going all the way back to when i did adoptions in the late 90's  have a VERY bad habit hiding SEVERE mental and physical disabilities of their children and then sending them to the States to be adopted.  Adoption is forever and kids are not puppies, so due diligence on your part is required before you agree to take a child, but China especially sometimes does not make that easy
 
2020-05-28 12:02:37 PM  
"forever home"? this is a little boy not a pet you asshats.
 
2020-05-28 12:04:16 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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At least drew made something useful.
 
2020-05-28 12:05:22 PM  

Mugato: "Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.


Reome wasn't built in a day.
 
2020-05-28 12:06:11 PM  

TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

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I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.


I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.
 
2020-05-28 12:10:16 PM  

Nick-c137: TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

[Fark user image 172x29]

I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.

I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.


He also tried to trademark nsfw
 
2020-05-28 12:11:20 PM  
Article has 4 pictures of different women and claims they are all Myka. I don't understand this word Myka.
 
2020-05-28 12:12:51 PM  

Magorn: To be fair, yes these people are self absorbed scumbags, but Chinese orphanages, going all the way back to when i did adoptions in the late 90's  have a VERY bad habit hiding SEVERE mental and physical disabilities of their children and then sending them to the States to be adopted.  Adoption is forever and kids are not puppies, so due diligence on your part is required before you agree to take a child, but China especially sometimes does not make that easy


Nope.  She sought out a disabled kid so she could make more sympathy money.
 
2020-05-28 12:18:48 PM  

Nick-c137: TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

[Fark user image 172x29]

I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.

I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.


You must have at least seen his picture in Fark threads.

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2020-05-28 12:24:01 PM  

SanityIsAFullTimeJob: Mugato: "Reome" is not a word, you hipster douchebag.

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It's an alternative form of rewme. Duh.


It is a very cromulent word.
 
2020-05-28 12:30:12 PM  

EdgeRunner: Nick-c137: TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

[Fark user image 172x29]

I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.

I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.

You must have at least seen his picture in Fark threads.

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If you can provide proof that Drew is actually Vermin Supreme I will immediately sign up for Total Fark and volunteer for his next campaign.
 
2020-05-28 12:35:47 PM  
I rescued a dog from the pound, and he was my constant companion for the next 16 years... But i still recall that very first day, the pound people basicaly challenged me to say to the effect of, "you sure you want this, because we are sure we don't want to take him back from you at a later date".    I respected the question, and the notion.  You take on something like this, you are voluntarily surrending your time, money, and independence for the remainder of this being's life.

So, while, i'd want to give this IG influencer the benefit of the doubt that this all wasn't just a publicity stunt, and her heart was in the right place, she still is a massive failure who caused more turmoil in this child's life than had she not gotten involved at all.
 
2020-05-28 12:37:02 PM  
Sounds like they did not give a farksly about Huxley
 
2020-05-28 12:39:39 PM  

tarnok: EdgeRunner: Nick-c137: TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

[Fark user image 172x29]

I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.

I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.

You must have at least seen his picture in Fark threads.

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If you can provide proof that Drew is actually Vermin Supreme I will immediately sign up for Total Fark and volunteer for his next campaign.


Well, I can't provide any proof that he isn't Vermin Supreme. I personally remain agnostic towards the whole Drew=VS cosmological theory of Internet celebrity riffraff.
 
2020-05-28 12:44:45 PM  

Nick-c137: TheCubsFan: Tad_Waxpole: In before: Influencers Bad!

All while they ignoring the fact they've been using a site built on the personality cult of one random guy in Kentucky.

[Fark user image 172x29]

I've been reading Fark for years and the only thing I know about the guy who runs the site is that his name is Drew and he once ran for office.

I didn't even know the ran for office part lol.


For a while, I thought it was a joke, that there was another guy with the same name that was running for office and that Fark's Drew was just playing off of it. I was kind of surprised when I found out it was actually him that was running.
 
2020-05-28 12:46:46 PM  

Walker: naming him Huxley (a crime in itself)


"Only an Epsilon can be expected to make Epsilon sacrifices, for the good reason that for him they aren't sacrifices; they're the line of least resistance. His conditioning has laid down rails along which he's got to run. He can't help himself; he's foredoomed."
 
2020-05-28 12:49:00 PM  
I have an autistic kid. She's got epilepsy too. Wouldn't trade her for any other kid anywhere. She's difficult and she rage breaks things, but she is the sweetest child I have ever encountered. This biatch is a monster and she should go to prison. Upending an autistic kids life is already traumatic, but to do it because it's hard and you just don't want to anymore? fark.you. i hope this follows you to your grave. You're a sick farking person.
 
2020-05-28 12:59:42 PM  
George Carlin - Euphemisms
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2020-05-28 1:00:11 PM  
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Approves.
 
2020-05-28 1:01:24 PM  
The kid will (let us hope) be better off without the self-absorbed parents.
 
2020-05-28 1:01:41 PM  
Christ, what an asshole. At least the poor kid got away before getting older and likely suffering psychological trauma at their hands.
 
2020-05-28 1:03:48 PM  
Folks who hate on 'influencers' seemingly fail to recognize how prevalent they are in each of our lives, even prior to Instagram, YouTube, etc.
 
2020-05-28 1:08:25 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Folks who hate on 'influencers' seemingly fail to recognize how prevalent they are in each of our lives, even prior to Instagram, YouTube, etc.


Or maybe they don't fail to recognize it, they see it very, very clearly and have for a long time, and now they're simply fed up because there isn't a corner of the world they haven't been able to crawl into and taint.
 
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