menehune wrote:We may feel like Youtubers are exploiting their children, but we are buying what they are selling. Just as one can criticize people for eating at Chik-Fil-A, we are at fault for watching and supporting vloggers. There is still one saving grace with Bonnie though. She isn't vlogging full time yet. Her kids have more privacy than those of the full time vloggers and they do at least get a break. That's at least something in my eyes since I do still watch family vloggers despite questioning the ethics. There are definitely worse offenders that I will no longer watch and support daily though (E&J, Daily Bumps, Shaytards, Saccone-Jolys, etc). I don't feel that the Hoellein's have reached Truman Show proportions yet like other vloggers.
It's interesting. I have some TTC couples YTers that I enjoy watching who I really hope get pregnant. The second they have their baby though, I know I will question the ethics of having their child on Youtube, but at the same time I wouldn't want them to disappear. It's an interesting dynamic we have with Youtubers. Don't show us your life, but don't stop either.
If you use an AdBlocker you don't help the vloggers with anything, they get their money from ads but I don't see any!
So I strongly suggest installing one!