A YouTuber mom deactivated her channel after she was caught forcing her son to 'act like crying'. The original video was pulled down from the platform. However it was re-posted online.
The video has been viewed more than 1.7 million times on Twitter and more the reposted version has racked up more than 47,000 views.
The video titled 'We are heartbroken' featured California-based blogger Jordan Cheyenne. The video was posted on her channel after she and her son found that a puppy she had recently adopted was diagnosed with parvovirus. It is a viral infection that commonly causes severe illness in young and unvaccinated dogs.
"Act like you're crying," Cheyenne was heard telling her son Christian as they sat inside a car.
"I am crying," the nine-year-old replied.
As per media reports, Cheyenne mistakenly released an unedited video to her 500,000 subscribers.
She could be seen asking everyone to keep the puppy in their prayers.
The YouTuber then gave her sone a series of instructions asking him to cry 'for the video'. She asked him to look at her face, look at the camera, put his hand on his face and more.
A report from Social Blade, a social media analytics site, shows that she lost over 1,000 subscribers on the day she posted the video.
According to Insider, Cheyenne issued an apology for forcing her son to pose while crying before deactivating her channel. "It's so wrong. I should never have done that. Today I want to let you know I'm so disgusted with myself for posing for a thumbnail on such an emotional video," she said.
"I'd like to say I am deeply upset and horrified with myself that I even got to this point, prioritizing my son's mental health should've been the first thing on my mind and I can't say how disappointed in myself I am," she continued, adding that she would be removing herself off the internet for a while.