We felt so thrilled for Sam and Nia Rader when Sam surprised Nia with a positive pregnancy test.
And we were devastated for them when they announced Nia had miscarried.
But shortly thereafter many viewers weren’t convinced by the viral videos.
While it may seem crass to question the story, the YouTube stars did make their story public — and some of the public wasn’t buying it.
First, people questioned the medical possibility that you could even get an accurate pregnancy test result by dipping the stick in the toilet as Sam said he did.
Then just days later they had a miscarriage without ever seeing a doctor. The whole thing seemed fishy to many on social media.
But why make up such a thing?
Well, after the success of the viral pregnancy video, Sam did say he was making enough money that he had finally quit his job as a nurse (though that claim has also been called into question).
So how are Sam and Nia responding to the accusations they made the whole thing up just for views? They’re claiming religious persecution.
“Absolutely everything is true. We’re a Christian family, the last thing we would ever do is deceive our audience. We’re very open with our fans.
I think as long as you’re a Christian in this world and a God believer, you’re going to get hatred and persecuted and that’s just what you expect when you’re living the life of God.”
Umm, what does one thing have to do with the other?
We think people’s skepticism comes less from the fact that the couple are Christians and more from the fact they are YouTubers — and apparently profiting from an awful experience that devastates families every day.
Here’s the couple’s video explanation to their fans, starting at 11:30:
What do YOU think??
[Image via YouTube.]