I don't have a link to the video because I only got sixty seconds through it before it got too disturbing to look at anymore. The thing was played off as a joke: this is the way Dallas Cowboy fans feel now. Hardee-har-har.
This is a video, apparently secretly recorded by the boys' parents, and posted online to humiliate the boy. While everyone else was laughing and joking about this, I just felt deeply disturbed that the video existed at all. I get that teenagers like this boy dramatically overeact on a regular basis. But my take, is that it doesn't matter if the boy had a "legitimate" reason for this OTT freakout, this was how this boy felt at this moment. Whatever it was, it, at that moment, hurt him this badly. Yes, his behavior is embarrassing. But why on earth would parents secretly record this and post it on the internet? I couldn't watch the whole video because I felt like a voyeur peeking at this boys' emotional outburst. It just made me so sick. Who would post this on the internet? Who would secretly record their kid like this?
Maybe I am overreacting but it seems to me that there is a level of cruelty on display. I want to believe that the whole thing is a hoax, and that the boy was just acting for the purpose of the video. But I could hear the tremor in his voice. He seemed genuinely upset at whatever problem he was having. My heart went out to him, not because I believe something happened to him that was proportional to his response, but because he was really hurting, and I just don't see the point of trying humiliate him by showing this video to the whole world. Am I over-reacting?