Unpopular Opinion: I Think Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween Prank Is Messed Up
Jimmy Kimmel is at it again. For the third year in a row, he did his infamous Halloween prank — where parents make kids think they ate all of their Halloween candy — and I just have to say, I think it's messed up. While most people think it's HYSTERICAL, I can't say the same.
It's not the prank aspect I find alarming (my dad used to play little tricks like this on me all the time when I was younger, and still today…) but I think the idea of recording it, and having it shown on national TV for MILLIONS of people is a little much.
The main reason I say this is because you know in like, 10 years, when these kids see themselves screaming and crying on YouTube, they're going to be angry with their parents. (I would be!) "What the heck, mom! Why would you do this to me! This is so embarrassing! I can't believe 28 MILLION people have seen me bawling my eyes out over some stupid Halloween candy!" That's pretty much how I imagine the conversation going. I'm not a parent or anything, but I don't think this is good for their development. I would have some serious trust issues after something like this.
And it's not like the parents did this for their amusement, MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of people will be seeing this. Sure, it's supposed to be a harmless little prank, but sometimes this kind of stuff can do more harm than good. I think one kid in the video summed up how I feel about the whole thing pretty perfectly: "Well that's not very kind."
What do YOU think? Am I being too sensitive? Or do you think it's a messed up prank as well? Start the debate in the comments section!
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