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Balloon Boy Confesses: "It Was For The Show"

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How awful…..and what a waste of taxpayer money!

P.S. His famewhoring parents have put the family on ABC's Wife Swap - TWICE!

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252 comments to “Balloon Boy Confesses: "It Was For The Show"”

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  1. nieka says – reply to this



  2. nieka says – reply to this


    what TERRIBLE parents. how could someone exploit their children like this ??

  3. cika says – reply to this


    who cares??!!!

  4. 4

    Well in THIS ECONOMY whoreing out your kids for money and fame is perfectly acceptable, its about time they started contributing.

    Seriously…these parents need to be slapped and sterilized and the children need to be put in a place where they can have love,structure and the discipline they obviously lack.

  5. 5

    Am I the only one who doesn't feel sympathy for this kid? Haha…

  6. 6


  7. 7

    They're full of shit. All of a sudden the dad knows he hides all the time? Douchebags.

  8. 8

    wow..that looked soo awkwardddd. is someonee gonna question them about itt./

  9. 9

    yup more desperate people trying to get their 15 mins of fame…lol the kid at least admitted he hid for the purpose of the show lmao

  10. 10


  11. 11

    what a fuckin shamie shame

  12. 12

    I can't believe it, they didn't even talk to him before they sat down with cameras?

  13. 13

    hahahahhaahahahah. WOW. thats all i can say.

  14. 14


  15. 15

    what the hell is wrong with this family, the kid falcon is a fucking weirdo

  16. 16

    someone let it rip at 0:44!

  17. 17

    Are people really that desparate to get famous? Lets hope the truth comes out soon. They are going to get tonz of interviews and be in the spotlight for a while.

  18. 18

    The dad looked really uncomfortable after Falcon said that, then repeated something totally different.

  19. 19

    his dad looked pissed

  20. 20

    Oh wow

  21. 21

    Those parents totally got caught in a lie . . . on live TV!

  22. 22

    This is really pathedic. Why is everyone williing to pimp out their kid for a cheap buck! Dumb parents!

  23. 23

    HAHA all for the show probably Wife Swap

  24. 24

    eeewww seriously. What a fucked up family dude!!!!

  25. 25

    Oh wow… "Great Parents you got there ballon boy"

  26. mnn says – reply to this


    OMG I WAS SO SCARED FOR THAT CHILD!!!! I CANT BELIEVE THEY WOULD LIE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT SERIOUS!!!!! they should have their kids taken away from them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. 27

    I live in FC, glad I missed the circus

  28. 28


  29. 29

    I gasped in shock when the kid said he was told to hide for a show…..how embarressing for the whole family. LOL!!

  30. 30

    I knew it! Ha!

  31. 31

    The police need to arrest the parents for filing a false report and then bill them for the money spent trying to save the kid.

  32. 32

    Re: idevenn

    lol. I missed that the first time i saw the video, but it's definitely someone cutting the cheese

  33. 33

    you can even see the mom telling the child what to say and what to do! stuoid parents that would to anything for money and attention!!

  34. 34

    Someone seriously.. look into calling -CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES- on these people. Thier children are being mentally abused and confused and the proof is in these videos.. The parents are ill to be pulling anything like this and involving thier innocent young kids. This Is WRONG. Shame.

  35. 35

    that kid has issues…

  36. 36

    They need parenting lesson's. I don't know who would have somekind of aircraft that could lift a child in their backyard and not only that but not properly secure. Stupid. Go away famewhores.

  37. 37

    the funniest part was when dude asked the dad wat he meant by they did it for the show and he stutters and stammers his way through it tryin to make some shit up at the top of his head but instead he jus made himself look like a complete moron!ha i love how the kid calls his dad out.

  38. 38

    Re: idevenn – hahaha heard that too

  39. 39

    Awww, I feel bad for the little guy. He wanted to tell the truth and his parents just twisted it around right in front of him. I can't imagine how those kids feel, knowing that their parents are not telling the truth. It is kinda sad, since we are always trying to teach kids not to lie and to do the right thing, and then go and confuse them like that.

  40. 40

    Those kids don;t have a chance.

  41. 41

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you seee the dad sigh after the truth came out!!! What piece of shiit parents! IDIOTS!

  42. 42

    the kid said " you guys said we did this for the show" wtf what kind of parents do these children have fuckin assholes

  43. 43

    Wow…how proud that entire family must be. How embarrassing, some people are shameless.

  44. 44

    u know what - they should be charged…I knew it..I have twin 6 year olds and i know what my kids are doing…..

  45. 45

    look on the bright side, at least he ain't had fell and busted his busted lookin' face.

  46. 46

    REALLY is this what our NEWS comes down to!!! Entertainment and fame whoring? WOW

  47. 47

    okay…what the f i wrong with people. i swear i would bitchslap the shit outta these people if i met them.

  48. 48

    This is crazy! They should be ashamed! I kinda figured it was a hoax though!!!!

  49. 49

    Um…doesn't DAD realize that stammering is one of the signs of LYING! Fucking attention whores!

  50. 50

    Wow They Won The Award For The Worst Parents Ever!!!
    LMAO i'm sorry but this is funny

  51. 51

    Did anyone else hear someone rip one right after he said, " I did it for the show ?"
    Listen for a pause then…pfffttttttt….what class.

  52. 52

    Walk 0f Shame…..
    the l00k 0n the parents faces and reacti0ns=priceless

  53. 53

    Wow!! What great parents to admit that your child cowers and hides from you. What form of punishment are they typically using?? A-holes!! Looks like they weren't even relieved that he was found

  54. 54

    If you listen closely you'll hear the father say "damn boy, I really wish you were in that balloon now"!

  55. 55

    Those kids look so disassociated in the tape. Poor things.

  56. 56


  57. 57

    For the show?!? Oh Oh… someone's got some splanin' to do!

  58. 58

    Nothing like your parent making you look like an idiot in front of the world! This Dad is boderline crazy! I told my husband while the chase was on that I felt something wasn't right and thought this unknown scientist wanted the world to see his contraption…don't think I was too far off after seeing Wolf Blitzer's interview w/ the family.

  59. 59

    OMG what a crock of shit! They NEED to get billed for the police/rescue resources used all day to search for their stupid son that they were hiding in an attic and poorly coached him on what to say.

  60. 60

    Okay. Question: Could the boy have been referring balloon when he said "it was for the show"? He was scared to come out because he was scared he would be punished because "you said that [the balloon] was for the show?" just a thought. although, the fathers explanation seemed ridiculously lousy. boo to him.

  61. 61

    If you listen closely - after the kid says that the father says "damn boy, I wish you were in that damn balloon now!"

  62. 62

    wtf ! wowwww & he says it on tv straight up " YOU said it was for the show " they must have been shittin brickss . they got isssuesss

  63. 63

    OMG Busted and what the hell is up w/that fart. Was that mum and dad having an "Oh shit" moment *lol* *lol* What assholes!

  64. 64

    I think that the parents are just following in the footsteps of every other famous parent out there. Jon and Kate, the octo mom, and so many others who are using their children to make money. Granted, they weren't going to make money on a stunt like that, but they wanted their 15 minutes of fame. Don't we all? It has become completely socially acceptable for parents to use this style of parenting to get what they want, although it may not be what is best for the children, they have nannies to do that for them, so why not utilize that? I know I would!

  65. 65

    That was amazing! I think the dad pooped his pants after the kid told on him… there is a loud fart sound. rotflmao!

  66. 66

    Wth. So many lousy parents. That is screwed up.

  67. over says – reply to this


    The dad and mom knew damn well the kid was not in the balloon. He built it and the kid must weight like what..50 lbs and that flimsy thing can barely hold on more than a couple of lbs. Also there was never a box for the kid to get in. They knew that. Really lame.

  68. 68

    "You guys said….um…we did this for the show."

    FUCKED UP! These people need to pay back the money that was spent in searching for him and boot them off of TV and void any and all contracts with these people AND have the children removed from the home permanently! The kids need counselling and the parents need jail time.

  69. 69

    thats soo sick i mean people who didnt even know the little kid were worrying about him …and its funny after he says "it was for the show" his parents are like no… lol hahaha but seriously thats soo stupid and i hope they dont become like the goselins and start being on television all the time they dont deserve what they want btw the little boy is too adorable .

  70. 70

    UGH. I'm such a strong believer in the good in people. I'm really disappointed by this. I was defending them wanting to believe no one would be this f-ed up. I feel more sad than anything that it all really was a bunch of b.s. Horrible!

  71. 71

    I hope someone beats the shit outta this kid.

  72. MP says – reply to this


    Hmmmm. I think the police need to have a chat with these people. If it's true they did it for some kind of show they better open their wallets and reimburse the taxpayers for this incident.

  73. KDick says – reply to this


    Wow, you're just now finding out they've been on Wife Swap? You're really on top of things, aren't you, Mario?

  74. 74

    I am tempted to give the family the benefit of the doubt. Sounds like they are all in shock after the day's crazy events and not processing rapid-fire. The 6-year old has been on 2 eps of wife swap with his family and achieved some level of fame at a super-young age, getting approval for cutesy antics. I imagine he hasn't grasped what he did yet, and thinks this not a big deal and that with all the cameras there that it is for some continuation of Wife Swap or something - his boundaries are all effed up. And he is only 6.
    I seriously doubt the family would stage this, although I do question the wisdom of signing your family up for reality TV. The people talking about children's services need to take a chill pill.

  75. 75

    well either way its got publicity you couldnt pay for so well done…but theyll probably have to pay for the search…

  76. 76

    omg what an IDIOT ! they interrupted the tyra show and the dumb kid wasn't even in the balloon and btw who the hell would name their son falcon?

  77. 77

    Re: WritetoPixie – you have got me thinking lol good point..but after he said it was for the show the mother said "no" in a weird kinda way and when the guy asked the boy to repeat what he had said the father just started giving a stupid explanation about him wanting candy lol

  78. 78

    And the Dad keeps lying and lying after he confesses! For #3 you ask Who cares? Well for one, all that effort going in to finding that boy could have been used to find some REALLY missing children. And it costs all of us that have jobs, money in taxes. Taxes we don't need to be spent on fake missing children. I feel so bad for that little boy, he will probably be beaten for spilling their secret! Seriously, who knows what these people are capable of. What they did is criminal.

  79. 79

    watch the wife swap episode if you can find it… the whole family is PsYcHoTiC . the wifa tak lika thisa anda YELLSA alla tha-a tima.

  80. 80

    WTF! Is someone going to do something about this? I hope they dont get away with this.

  81. 81

    I hope the national guard sends them a fuel bill. They are disgusting!

  82. 82

    I had a feeling something was up. That little fucker should be shot in the head. His parents also for being such horrible people and shameless people. This was a crime. It was emotional rape, a waste of peoples time and more people should be outraged. Our country is to liberal dealing with scum bags like these. I do not care about these people and I wish them a horrible fate.

  83. 83

    i have to confess that i actually saw the episode of wife swap with that arrogant, woman hating jackass. this is f*cked up!

  84. 84

    The dad doesn't even know how to cover up his own lie

  85. 85

    only in america where the parents are being so soft on him for being a fucking brat. If that was me, i'd be getting a hell of a spanking…and the parents aren't helping either. ugggh we shouldn't even be giving them attention.

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  87. 87

    Re: WritetoPixie I tend, unlike most, to go with this idea. I still stand by my other statement that a 6 year old would not hide for THAT long in the first place, regardless. He has no concept of time, 5 minutes is like 5 hours… and in a box? Given they record stuff all the time and post it everywhere, and they have been on a show - I'm not so quick to jump to "the show" referring to the balloon incident. Balloon shows and weather balloon stuff is extremely common in Colorado. In fact a few weeks ago was the Balloon Classic. I hope to God that this kid is confused. Of course, I also know that my 6 year old often says irrelevant stuff to what we are talking about when he thinks he's in trouble. I don't honestly know on this one.

  88. 88

    Wow, what fucking awful parents!! I was really worried for that boy earlier too. I feel sorry for those kids. They had shitheads for parents.

  89. 89

    i don't feel sympathyyy fer thiis kiid bcuzz of whaat he diid.. i feel sympathyy fer thaa faact thaat thiis lil boy was born into a a family wiith dumbass parents haha straight up.. social services is gonnaa have to get involvedd wiith this.. who loses their kid in their own housee?? aand on top of thaat what kind of parents let probably the whole world think that this kid was in a balloon? this whole thiing sounds like a plaan juuust to get on the news.. these ppl disgust me

  90. 90

    Please, please don't let these fucking assholes be famous. Can we just shut them down right now? Why doesn't the government punish these shitheads????????????

  91. 91

    That child needs his fucking ass SPANKED with a belt for a good solid hour. Then his parents need to be fined every single dollar of taxpayer money that they wasted because of their poor parenting skills. People were delayed at the airport because of this fucking piece of shit little bastard child, and thousands upon thousands of dollars were wasted due to it.

    Ugh. Further reason why there should be a license required to reproduce. Disgusting.

  92. 92

    After seeing this video I went to CNN to see what they had to say about this interview. No one has even reported on that part of it! No one seems to have acknowledged that this kid just straight up busted his parents in a live interview on CNN! I mean - NO reaction to this??? Really??? Crazy. The parents should most definitely have criminal charges brought against them. Filing a false report at least!

  93. 93

    Wow what dumb asses!! They are for sure fame whores!!

  94. 94

    At first I felt really sorry for this family. Then when I heard it was that Wife Swap family it started to sound suspicious. I remembered them being really loose with their kids, not strict at all. Then CNN mentioned that the father was an IReporter for their network, and thats when I started to think that this could be some sort of sick publicity stunt. And now it seems as though I was right! DISGUSTING!!! What a waste of taxpayer money and valuable time and resources as well!!

  95. 95

    This is f*cked up.
    I can't believe this kid said that.
    If this is true they are screwed.
    This probably cost about $100,000 or more.

  96. 96

    Someone needs to save these poor children!

  97. 97

    I think what the kid meant was the balloon was for the science show his dad does on t.v. He misunderstood the question. He's 6 remember.

  98. 98

    Anybody want to take a guess of who told his brother to tell the story of eye witnessing the 6 yr old crawl into the balloon and float away?

  99. 99

    I exepct them to pay back every penny that the coast guard, EMTs, police and fire fighters spent looking for that kid. That is SUCH a waste of money. The government should not be using our taxpayers for this family's wild good chase.

  100. 100

    I can't believe LK was not there tonight…he would have caught on to that comment from Falcon right off. Wolf only brought it up at the end of the interview. Please play the end of the interview too…Dad gets VERY DEFENSIVE when asked about.

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