For the third year in a row, late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel asked parents to prank their kids by telling them they ate all their Halloween candy. Parents video their kids' teary responses and upload them to YouTube, so that Kimmel and his staff can pick their favorites.
Reactions to the video seem to fall into three categories:
1. That's hilarious.
2. Those parents are horrible for making their kids cry on purpose.
3. Those parents are horrible for raising kids who are behaving that badly.
I don't think any of the parents are horrible, and I don't think there's anything wrong with good-natured family pranking. However, I am uncomfortable with the idea of grown adults making kids cry, on purpose, in the hopes of 15 seconds of fame. And while some of the kids' reactions are sort of cute/funny, most of the kids react exactly the way you'd expect when you take candy from a baby.
I also don't think the kids are behaving badly. I mean, yes, it's just candy, butRead More »from Is Jimmy Kimmel's Segment About Pranking Kids Hilarious — or Just Plain Mean?