The backlash continues over a YouTube star who "rehomed" her Asian adopted son because the 3-year-old's special needs issues were too complex for her to handle.
YouTube viewers lashed out at vlogger Myka Stauffer and her husband James after they gave up their adopted son, Huxley, because his autism was too much to handle.
According to Today, major brands bailed on the couple following the intense backlash. Brands including Playtex Baby, Danimals, Suave, Chili's, and Big Lots have announced they will no longer partner with Stauffer.
Myka and James earn thousands of dollars a month on YouTube.com. Their revenue increased when they documented the difficulties trying to adopt baby Huxley from China in 2017.
In a post in 2017, Stauffer wrote that she knew he was "profoundly developmentally delayed" beyond what was detailed in the adoption paperwork.
After 3 years of documenting Huxley's every move, the Stauffers quietly stopped including him in social media photos, and went on with their lives as if he never existed.
In a tearful video - in response to her followers demanding to know where Huxley was - she claimed she wasn't aware of Huxley's autism or a newly diagnosed brain cyst.
The Stauffers' followers accused the couple of using little Huxley to create content for profit, then "rehoming" the boy with another family when they could no longer monetize him.