YouTuber Jordan Cheyenne returns to the platform after being ‘cancelled’ for causing his son to cry for video

Jordan Cheyenne returns to YouTube after five months (YouTube / Jordan Cheyenne)

A YouTube influencer who was ‘cancelled’ following backlash over a video of her telling her son to cry for the camera has returned to the platform after five months.

In September 2021, Jordan Cheyenne, who has over 532,000 subscribers on YouTube, uploaded a video titled: “We are heartbroken”, in which she revealed that the family’s puppy had been diagnosed with the disease. serious, before urging him to be eight years old. one-year-old son, Christian, crying.

“Come closer,” Cheyenne said in the since-deleted clip to her son, who was already crying in the passenger seat of his car, according to part of the video posted by Today. “Pretend you’re crying.”

In response, the child had told his mother that he was crying, before adding: “Mom, I’m crying really seriously.”

According to Todaythe video also saw the influencer coaching her son on how best to pose for the camera in his distressed state.

The video sparked an immediate reaction among Cheyenne followers, with the influencer recounting Today shortly after, she decided to delete her YouTube channel and that her actions had been “disgusting” and “inexcusable”.

Cheyenne also said she’s given up all monetization and channel sponsors so she can “be behind the scenes and extremely present with my kid and get us both on some counseling.”

On January 25, Cheyenne returned to her YouTube channel for the first time in five months with a video titled, “I’ve been canceled worldwide and my life has changed forever,” in which she reflected on the time she had gone offline, as well as what she learned from the experience.

After explaining that she had so “deeply missed” her job as a content creator and the fan community she’s built, Cheyenne said, “Five months ago I made a terrible, terrible decision, which I’m so deeply upset about, for that I can’t even articulate.

The influencer went on to claim that the “deep sadness” she felt over the incident had caused her world to “fall apart” over the past five months, before expressing regret over her decision to ” putting my content and making my video ahead of Christian’s emotional needs at that time”.

“And that’s my absolute biggest regret,” she said, adding later in the clip that her actions were “literally disgusting” and that she had “no excuses.”

In the video, Cheyenne also said that her behavior in the deleted video was not a “reflection of the overall mother that I am” and that she always tries to give her son the best life.

According to Cheyenne, she tried filming her comeback video multiple times over a week-long period, but found it “incredibly moving” due to the “hate, bullying and cancellation” she experienced. suffered in the last five months. absolutely, absolutely traumatic.”

While noting that she didn’t want to impersonate the victim, the YouTuber told her viewers that she had faced death threats and intimidation in the months following the controversy, and that her information and those of his family, such as their addresses, had been shared online.

As to why she decided to return to her channel, Cheyenne said that after months of consideration, she concluded that she wanted to resume her career as a content creator because it’s “the most creative work I’ve ever done. never had”.

“I want nothing more than to come back and create the best content possible for you guys and move forward in a positive way,” she said, adding that it would be a “complete villain” for herself and Christian if she did. t come back.

Towards the end of the video, Cheyenne, who could be seen getting emotional, revealed that in the future she would not be showing her son in her content.

According to the YouTuber, she made the decision because she wants her son to be fully present in his own life and doesn’t care if she’s filming or “pulling out the camera.”

She concluded the video by explaining that she won’t be discussing the topic again, but that she thinks there’s a lot more to say on the topic of cancel culture.

The video, which has since been viewed more than 74,000 times, has garnered mixed reactions, with some fans welcoming Cheyenne while others criticized her return.

“You haven’t been canceled. You have been held responsible. The fact that your ‘apology’ video is 98% ‘me, me, me…’ and playing the victim tells us all we need to know about you,” one viewer commented, while another said : “I am sorry. But the emotional abuse of a child can’t be erased just because you’ve been missing for five months. I really hope what you say is true and that you realized how wrong you were, not just because you got caught, but because you really see your mistakes. I hope you grew up, because I was supporting you until that happened. I wish you the best.”

Someone else claimed that Cheyenne was only “angry” with herself because people saw the video, and that if her fans hadn’t seen the deleted clip, she “wouldn’t be sorry”.

In the comments, Cheyenne addressed the critical responses with a comment of her own, in which she said, “I would like to address some concerns/lies in these comments,” before linking to a new video titled, “Chatty GRWM: My Breakup, Moving, Meet Rosie, Business Updates, Future Content Plans and more.

She added: “Thank you so much for taking the time to watch. This time off has been immensely needed for me on so many levels and I’m so excited to get back to what I love and share my life with you again. .

“I refuse to let mistakes get in the way of my future, I choose not to live in shame and guilt, and instead move forward with a positive attitude and keep my son out of my content in the future.”

Cheyenne also said she would keep her comments open, as she always has, but would immediately remove “any extreme death threats/intimidation.”

The Independent has contacted Cheyenne for comment.

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