America's Funniest Videos

United States
March 3, 2009 7:57pm CST
I have been watching this show for a while now and I love it, it is hilarious. Lately though, I have been shocked to see some of the stuff they are putting on there. Tonite was a baby about 7 months old falling off a table about 4 feet up head first. Now as a mother, it is traumatizing when my children are injured especially babies. I just can't imagine that people actually find something like that funny. I understand we laugh about things after the fact and once everything is ok but some things I just don't find very funny I guess. I have seen clips on every episode of babies or small children being injured and the accidents are rather serious. What do you guys think about this? Do you think that as long as it turns out ok it would be ok to have the world laugh about it or would you be mortified every time you saw the video for the rest of your life?
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@dismalgrin (2604)
• United States
4 Mar 09
You do have to wonder what kind of parent submits stuff like that. I'm not proud of my children's injuries they have inccured. I do tend to shrug after the fact and say 'it's part of being a kid' but before I get to that point comes the frantic calls to the doctor, nurses hotline, poison control, and visit to the ER before I can finally sit back and say. 'Oh, I guess it's just part of being a kid.' But, I don't think my kids would like their escapaded put up there like that either. So, I agree with you, I don't think that's the best thing to be showing.
• United States
7 Mar 09
I know what you mean! I have the number to the nurse hotline on speed dial and poisen control memorized. It just makes me cringe that there are so many people out there that want to get a good video of their children getting injured. If I did catch something like that on video and even if the child was all right, I seriously doubt if I'd be able to look at that video afterwards and laugh. The sad thing is though, these people are laughing while the accident is occuring. They think it's hilarious. I guess some will do just about anything to make a dollar.
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
8 Mar 09
I just wonder why parents would sent those videos in the firs place. But i think the message should not about funny or laughter. It's to warn other people to take care of the baby. Videos like this is sensitive and should not be for fun. It must have a labeled like, prevention for baby's accident,more on a guidelines, etc.