So I saw this video last night (well, very early this morning).
Update: if you want to know more about what happened, here’s an article for you.
It’s awesome that the kid is OK, what people do when they’re not thinking is depressing and scary (and good for an evil chuckle in lieu of whistling in the dark), gawking bystanders REALLY REALLY suck, and it’s awesome that the person who (presumably) was running the place understood things well enough (or more depressingly, had had this happen before at the laundromat) to intuitively know that cutting power to the machine was the fastest, safest way of containing the situation, giving him time to work on the door.
But none of those things reveal much of anything to me.
The COMMENTS section, though… that’s where you’ll find examples of the amazing range that human feeling can exist in (Warning, much offensiveness after the jump. If you’re looking for some of these comments in the thread (linked above), you may have to unhide them – many were marked as spam.):
The passive but empathetic viewer of the spectacle:
That baby was just spinning around as they got help.I’m surprised the baby didn’t get some type of brain injury.Poor baby
21misstia 13 hours ago
Cutesy, shitty racism:
aaaww monkeys washing their baby, adorable and they even know how to turn on the washing machine, those monkeys are quite intellectual not like the monkeys in african jungle
beautifulday01 3 hours ago
Raw, unfiltered racism:
the nigga doesnt have a lot of brain to begin with
and you add in weed and crack cocaine, you get a animal thats dangerous to everyone.
i bet he and his hoe laughed all night about putting that little monkey in the washer.
america is stuck with these stupid niggers
partytime363 7 hours ago
People new to the post-AOL Internet:
Whats the deal with the racial slur?
waitersjc 16 hours ago
So who still thinks having children is a right should everyone have as opposed to a privilege?
marxvlog 13 hours ago
A bitter rear-guard action:
Google the name Lindsay Fiddler, she’s a white woman that INTENTIONALLY put her 10 day old daughter in a washing machine and “slept” as she drowned to death, Lindsay was convicted of manslaughter last November.
This has nothing to do with race and it wasn’t done with the intention of maliciousness as the video proves, this is just PURE STUPIDITY at it’s finest; but if you wanna make this stupid act about race, talk about Lindsay Fiddler as well.
Racist are so stupid it’s funny LOL
DenRiotNYC 15 hours ago
I feel bad for the parents – one bad decision, and torture ensues. Encouraging exploration and new experiences is good, but this one probably should’ve been thought out a bit better.
Rofang 42 minutes ago
If this is what they do in public what happens behind closed doors?? They should both be arrested.
megan3426536 3 hours ago
Oh my god D: poor little guy!! well i,m glad he survive when that door closes when you put the money in its on auto lock and he starts and hit does,nt end till the red buzz o: . Its a miracle this child survive cause most kids when they go into that washer its too late :( . I cried when they first could not get it open! i,m so happy this child survive! ths is a lesson never do this to your child ik it ws a joke but.. o: it almost caused this child,s life! v.v THANK YOU JESUS HE,S STILL HERE!:’D
TheWinxRules 15 hours ago
Plain old curmudgeonly fatalism:
Just for the people that said “black are bad parents” or something of that nature, click on the sidebar where it says “Parenting Fail Compilation” there is plenty of messed up white people too. Stupidity has no race, gender, or creed its everywhere and spreading like a virus.
HPGalactis 3 hours ago
This is why freaking kids shouldn’t have babies. Fucking stupid. I have no hope for our future. I’m moving to the moon, anyone want to go?
Camdawg117 37 minutes ago
Drive-by dark humor from someone who read the signs in the video:
well. junior wash at 2.95 $ gotta take advantage ppl.
flawio 15 hours ago
Rage on steroids:
What dumb fuck puts a baby in a washer??? And then shuts it!! Some people are just plain fucken stupid…yes accidents happen but he was asking for one to happen!! What a dumb fuck! If I was the mother of that child I would of chopped of his balls and shoved them down his throat! I hope that baby was ok and is now in the hands of fitt parents!!
lalaefbby562 16 hours ago
Believing that freedom of speech means freedom to be a douchebag:
Fuck youtube and their fake ass community neighborhood watch giving me strikes and warning and shit trying 2 fake threaten me 4 my so called “offensive behavior” if i post something offensive dat hurts ppl feeling o fucking well and i will do d same shit again starting . . . now. FUCK D STUPID PARENTS 4 PUTTING DAT BABY IN D WASHING MACHINE, WASH D BABY AGAIN IF U ASK ME ( ROTFLMAO) AND FUCK WHOEVER FLAG ME (SNITHCES) AND FUCK WHOEVER THINKS I’M BING 2 OFFENSIVE.
Thebeastwitin1 17 hours ago
People learning about the Internet:
No wonder the original video disabled comments.
CrustyDrawers 17 hours ago
People who think they can read minds through video:
What the fuck is with all this shit about them punishing the kid? If you’re to fucking stupid to see that these pieces of shit were obviously just putting on a show and were only doing it to sue the laundry place. They should be killed. Straight up. You can see that they put a load in right next to that one. They new exactly what was going to happen. They just need to die.
alucarus6 17 hours ago
And more empathy:
oh my gosh i have tears in my eyes right now. i cannot imagine the horror when they realized it had locked. joke or not it’s a stupid idea to shut the door with a child in there…just in case something like that were to happen.
greeneyedbaby18 18 hours ago
If you want to understand just what a myth the polite facade of normality that we present to the world is (and that is in turn presented to us) without possibly getting shot, stabbed, or otherwise experiencing a life-destroying event, just read the comments sections on videos depicting ordinary people involved in something unexpected. That’s where people let their unfiltered (though not necessarily honest, kind, decent, or charitable) feelings shine through. It’s also interesting to look for the people who are watching it as something that happened in the past, and therefore looking at it critically, rather than as an emotional participant. Some neat people and some really creepy people there, too.
Oh, and now you have another few bits of understanding as to why I don’t make friends easily. :D