This family of 9 is not here to validate their big family.
Aaron and Latovia Cheatham of Phoenix Metro, Ariz., are the honored moms and dads of seven kids (Maliah, Jordyn, AJ, Ariana, Olivia, Brandon-Michael and Josie), whose ages range from 8 years to 11 months old. Recently, the family went viral after Aaron and also Latovia shared a short video clip on their Instagram using the song "Whole Lotta Choppas" by Sada Child, which has been prominent on TikTok. In the video, the parents dance into a room with 2 triple-stacked bunk beds and after that each of their older six youngsters suddenly show up in the beds while Latovia held their youngest.
" Them: Y' all have way too many kids. Us: And also we like as well as look after all of them," they created in subtitles included in the video.
They captioned the message, "Mind yo damn company!!! ... yet FOLLOW us."
Since Tuesday, the video has been liked over 50,000 times and obtained nearly 1 million views and people might not get enough of the cute family members.
" Omg. I truly despise when people state that regarding me n my husband n our family like y' all got too many kids n y' all ain't done yet like. bye Felicia," one commenter composed in component.
" The fact that her knees can do that after 7 children," a person stated.
" I understand that's right! Haha," another person added.
Aaron tells Yahoo Life that the reactions have actually been "extremely positive."
" In many means, it has improved our self-confidence as well as reaffirmed that which we have currently understood. Our family is one-of-a-kind, big as well as stunning," he claims.
Latovia adds that the family members has dabbled a little bit on YouTube, however their struggles connecting with each various other throughout the pandemic motivated them to locate other means ahead with each other.
" After the very first number of months of binge watching our preferred programs as well as never ever seeing the children without a tablet computer in their face, we ended up being fed up with the distance and the atrophying before our tools," she describes. "We took a lengthy consider ourselves as well as were disgusted. So we rose as well as simply came to be energetic in your house. It influenced us to get more creative with how we spend time with our household even if we got on lockdown," she states. "We had dabbled with YouTube however the pandemic provided us the chance to up our social media sites visibility."
Their kids encouraged them to join TikTok and a video they produced showing them lipsyncing the "Break down ABCs" by Wesley Padilla went viral in October. They've amassed near to 100,000 fans on the platform since then.
When former Head of state Trump threatened to close down TikTok, the Cheathams began concentrating largely on their Instagram account where they shared photos and video clips of their family enjoying, as well as revealing their love for each and every various other, something that suggested a lot to their followers with them being a Black family.
" We would certainly obtain incredibly heartfelt comments and also messages of just how our family is attractive and motivational. Lots of people requested more of this imagery. Really, it was demanded. Can you believe that there was a need to see a positive depiction of the black family? Given that we got on Instagram that became our why. We promptly understood it was larger than just our large family enjoying and sharing it with social media. It has actually become more so regarding being a wholesome, loving, fun, energised, gorgeous depiction of the big Black family unit. We are transforming the story of the stereotypical big family as well as the Black family members," Aaron discusses.
While they obtained a cozy welcome, there were also unfavorable remarks. Aaron notes that they have actually obtained trolling comments like "find out just how to utilize protection," "they must be on welfare" and also "they are eliminating the planet with overpopulation." Yet their recent viral video was in response to among one of the most common statements they obtain.
" All of our web content is inspired by some real-life experience that we have actually had," he states. "If you check out the comments section of any kind of among our posts there is constantly at the very least someone that states 'Y' all have way too many kids.' This video clip was fun and also amusing yet also a sincere means to attend to those people. The various other thing that influences us is that we are additionally trying to connect with our target market. These objections are a really genuine point for lots of huge families and so this was also a method to speak for them also."
Aaron wishes that by dealing with the remarks head-on, it will curb the adverse stereotypes many big, particularly Black huge families deal with. Yet at the end of the day, he makes it clear that the negative thoughts does not eliminate from the best component about having a huge family, which is being bordered by "a lot of people that enjoy you the most."
" There are numerous different characters, a lot of different power degrees and so many different private superpowers," he claims. "This makes our house a play ground for eternal memories."