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TikToker Called Out For Non-Apology Over Dangerous Park “Hack”

The kelly fam apology
Credit: The Kelly Fam TikTok

In mid-February, the popular TikTok account The Kelly Fam (@the.kelly.fam) found itself going viral for all the wrong reasons. The family has more than one million followers on TikTok, and they frequently post about their lives, including parenting hacks and vacations. However, one of their “hacks” involved their youngest child and how to get them onto rides at Disney theme parks. The video quickly gained traction, with many users calling the family out on the hack that was deemed dangerous and irresponsible.

Theme Park ride height hack

Credit: @The.Kelly.Fam

Many parents have struggled with upset children who can’t go on the Disney rides they want to because they are not yet tall enough. A majority of Disney rides have a height requirement for safety reasons. The family shared their “hack,” which basically involved adding platforms to the bottom of their son’s shoes, enabling him to reach the height requirement.

Commentators were shocked that the family would put their young son at risk, all so he could get on an attraction. There was also the issue of liability — who would be responsible if the boy got hurt? Many commented that the family would be the first to sue should something happen, even though they knowingly broke the rules.

Alien Swirling saucers

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Less than a week after their video began going viral, the father of the family posted an “apology,” in which he really didn’t apologize for much. He spoke about how he makes mistakes that he has to apologize for every day, and that he always needs God and Jesus. He also said that he was sorry to the people who were getting attacked for defending him. He did not apologize for the “hack”, did not admit that it could be dangerous, and confirmed that he had no intention of taking the original video down.

Big thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Kingdom Park

Credit: Disney Fanatic

You can watch the “apology” video below.

I hope you all hear my heart here! We don’t want to be known for stirring up drama on a social media app. We want to uplift, inspire and entertain folks. As I said on the video, I am a flawed individual that needs Jesus and needs grace every day. I make mistakes every day, and ill be the first to admit them. In this situation, I know my sons were not in any danger, and I know in my heart I would NEVER do anthing to harm or endanger my children or my wife, or any one elses kids. I just want to love people. I tried to give my children a magical experience, and we had an amazing time. Have I handled this situation flawlessly with all the hate we have been recieving? No, I haven’t, but I don’t have any ill will towards any of you. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our own actions, and I can hold my head up high knowing I didn’t put my kids in danger. Ya’ll have a blessed day. #thekellyfam

@the.kelly.fam

I hope you all hear my heart here! We don’t want to be known for stirring up drama on a social media app. We want to uplift, inspire and entertain folks. As I said on the video, I am a flawed individual that needs Jesus and needs grace every day. I make mistakes every day, and ill be the first to admit them. In this situation, I know my sons were not in any danger, and I know in my heart I would NEVER do anthing to harm or endanger my children or my wife, or any one elses kids. I just want to love people. I tried to give my children a magical experience, and we had an amazing time. Have I handled this situation flawlessly with all the hate we have been recieving? No, I haven’t, but I don’t have any ill will towards any of you. At the end of the day, we are responsible for our own actions, and I can hold my head up high knowing I didn’t put my kids in danger. Ya’ll have a blessed day. #thekellyfam

♬ Get You The Moon – Kina

Many of those who commented on the follow-up video were annoyed that no apology was actually issued. Others thought it was odd that God and Jesus were invoked so many times, and some commented on the fact that he used sad music in the background of the video. Overall, no one seemed to believe his apology, and many felt he was doing it to try to not look as bad.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!

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