A magician dad has sparked outrage with a video in which he appears to saw his daughter in half
A magician dad who pretended to SAW his sleeping daughter in half in a creepy viral video has sparked outrage among other parents.
The US’ Justin Flom’s latest trick was shared on The Magic Show Facebook page – and it has horrified viewers.
In the clip, which has a huge 143 million views, the Las Vegas based magic man approaches his sleeping daughter Haven – who is napping on pink towel laid on top of a table.
Taking two Dr Seuss books, Justin appears to slice straight through the sleeping tot’s stomach – and then pulls the two books apart, moving her legs away from her body.
Some viewers assumed the baby was a doll until she wakes up, and that’s when things get even creepier.
Instead of looking alarmed at what’s going on, the little girl giggles.
Commenting on the video, Dee Elizabeth Buck fumed: “What the F*** is entertainment coming to when they have to sink so low as to use a baby for ENTERTAINMENT????”
Parents have slammed Justin Flom for ‘sinking so low’ and using his baby for entertainment
While Toni LaShaye wrote: “I can’t believe people are really out here cutting their babies in half just to go viral. This is definitely child abuse smh (shaking my head)”.
And Linda Moors slammed: “Some people will do anything for 15 minutes of fame.
“No harm done to the innocent not baby but is this appropriate behaviour on the part of the dad? Guess I’m old fashioned but I can only shake my head at this.”
But others didn’t see what the big deal was. Among them was Jeremiah Daniels, who wrote: “Why is this NOT funny?
“No babies were harmed and its kinda cool and funny as well. Lighten up. And yes, I have kids.
“I believe being fun and being a kid at heart makes you a better parent.”
While the video has 843,000 likes and 627,600 shares – showing not everyone’s offended.
And The Magic Show confirmed that no babies were harmed in the making of the video.
Justin has appeared on several US chat shows, in adverts for Coke and Kellogg’s, and performed for the likes of John Legend, Chrissy Teigan and Nick Jonas.
So how did Justin do it? Some reckon it was down to clever camera angling, the girl’s legs being under the blanket or even a sneaky mirror placed underneath the table.
Watch the video below:
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