Have you heard of Cole and Sav?
Neither have we, but they’re apparently a popular YouTube couple who played the wrong kind of prank on their 6-year-old daughter and are now facing the internet’s wrath. They’re self-identifying Christians and boast more than eight million subscribers on the content creation platform.
Cole and Savannah LaBrant kicked off April Fools’ Day by telling their daughter Everleigh that they were giving away the family’s pet dog. And they posted the whole thing to YouTube.
“Basically we are giving Carl away to somebody else,” Savannah says of the dog. “We feel like we can’t take good enough care of him at our house.”
“He needs someone to take him outside more often,” Savannah adds, before assuring her daughter that both parents “feel bad” about the decision.
Everleigh stares sadly at her beloved pet and then her mother breaks the spell.
“We’re keeping Carl!” Savannah says through giggles, assuring her daughter that it was all a joke.
Upon hearing this, Everleigh bursts into tears.
“If this offended any of you guys, she’s OK,” Savannah says near the end of the video. “She cried for two minutes, and she’s the happiest kid ever now.”
But that video didn’t go over well with the couple’s fanbase, many of whom accused the couple of child abuse.
Savannah and Cole’s prank on Ev is not funny and just makes them shitty people
— H. (@youtubefamtea) April 2, 2019
I would just like to say, from the bottom of my heart- FUCK Cole and Savannah Labrant and anyone who continues to support them
— liv🦋 (@livmadonna) April 2, 2019
sav and cole were already big pieces of shit but not they’re even BIGGER pieces of shit for pranking their 6 year old daughter by telling her they gave away her puppy youtube families are so toxic ban it
— #1 klaus trash (@Iuciferkersey) April 3, 2019
Of all YouTube content – I'm most hesitant about anything that regularly involves kids. Also maybe just don't traumatize your kid for some fucking April Fool's Day views 🤷🏻♀️https://t.co/FMBTeAOzrw https://t.co/5C3bcpp2mH
— MaiLinh (NOT Mai 🙄🙄🙄) (@MaiLinhsTweets) April 3, 2019
I don't get angry at much online, but this crosses the line. What kind of sick parent tells their (5-6 year old?) kid they're giving away the dog as an April fools prank, let alone posts it online for millions on the internet to see? https://t.co/qk6dh3WW5j via @stephemcneal
— meaghan (@meaghanpodlaski) April 2, 2019
Idk who Cole and Sav are but fuck them both buy that child a SECOND puppy https://t.co/dkS2k5xmlF
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) April 2, 2019
YouTube culture is so gross. These people are famous; think about what must be happening under the radar to kids with parents trying to "make it"
YouTubers Cole And Sav Pranked Their 6-Year-Old By Pretending To Get Rid Of Her Puppy And People Are Furious https://t.co/Qv8shZwuB0
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) April 2, 2019
A few people did come to the couple’s defense, however.
As one Facebook user wrote:
Neither Cole nor Sav has responded to requests for comment. Can we all agree that April Fools’ Day is ridiculous and just cancel it already? Look, it’s literally a horror show.