YouTube star suspended for giving kids laxatives in disturbing 'prank'

  • 30/07/2018
CJSOCOOL regularly posts videos of pranks of his kids.
CJSOCOOL regularly posts videos of pranks of his kids. Photo credit: YouTube/CJSOCOOL

A popular YouTuber has been temporarily suspended for a video branded as 'child abuse' by a cyberbullying expert.

Cordero James Brady runs the YouTube channel CJ SO COOL, which has 5.6 million followers and contains hundreds of vlogs about his family.

But one of his 'prank' videos, which has now been permanently removed, has caused alarm.

The 'Gave The Kids Laxative Prank' shows Brady hiding laxatives in ice cream and feeding it to his children, according to

"My stomach hurts," one of the children says. "Oh my goodness, this boy's stomach is broken!" he jokes.

He then films his children sitting on the toilet crying in separate bathrooms.

Dr Kortney Peagram, who runs anti-child abuse organisation Bulldog Solution said: "Harming your child on purpose with laxatives is child abuse. That's child endangerment."

She told the fact that he was encouraging his children to pull pranks on each other was "really disturbing".

"He's modeling inappropriate behavior and encouraging it by laughter... He's teaching his children that it's OK to harm each other for a good laugh."

Brady was temporarily suspended from YouTube last week due to the video.

A YouTube spokesperson said in a statement: "Content that endangers minors is unacceptable to us and we have strict policies prohibiting child endangerment and harmful and dangerous content. We remove content that violates our policies as soon as we're made aware of it."

Other popular videos by Brady include 'Fed The Kids Dog Doo Doo PRANK!' 'Destroyed My Sons Playstation PRANK!' and 'Drowning Baby PRANK'.