It’s the most popular video on the Internet right now: father Roman Atwood makes it appear that he has flung his toddler son over the railing and down a flight of stairs to the shock of his wife. How popular? As of this morning it has more than 10 million views. Incredible for a prank video.
But some people think Roman Atwood went too far with this video. Your thoughts?
Here’s more on the video (which is getting massive media coverage) from KABC:
The stunt come from Roman Atwood, a well-known YouTube prankster. Atwood’s young son Kane was in on the joke.
In the video, Kane is playing with his dad while dressed as Spider-Man when his mom leaves the room. Kane is switched out for a dummy, and when Atwood’s wife, Brittney, returns, Atwood pretends to accidentally toss their “son” over an indoor balcony. Panicked, Brittney races down the stairs to see if her son is OK. It’s only after removing the Spider-Man mask that that she realizes it was a prank.
The video has racked up more than 6 million views in just two days with viewers debating whether it was funny or if Atwood went too far.