Interview With Senate Candidate And 5-Year-Old Son Will Totally Creep You Out
We’ve seen some pretty weird and disturbing stuff in politics lately, but a Fox News interview with Rhode Island Republican Senate candidate Barry Hinckley and his 5-year-old son, Hudson, really takes the cake. It literally had me saying “What the fuck?” out loud to my computer screen, which doesn’t happen all that often.
It all started when Hinckley decided to feature his son Hudson in his political ad campaign. Some might call it shameless exploitation, but whatever â€“ Hudson is charming and adorable and it’s not the first time a political candidate has turned to his children to paint a quaint family picture. In the web video, which quickly went viral, Hudson attempts to explain the country’s economic problems. He says things like, “You know the gas my mom uses to bring me to school? It’s a lot more expenses now.” Not my cup of tea, but no harm done.
Hinckley then had Hudson appear on Fox News with him, where host Neil Cavuto asks little Hudson, “Are you worried about our debt?” to which he replies, “No.” Hinckley looks peeved with his kid’s answer but, again, no big deal â€“ just typical 5-year-old behavior.
But then! In the one of the most bizarre on-air moments I’ve ever seen, Hinkley starts mouthing every word Hudson says simultaneously. It’s the weirdest thing. It’s as if he’s coaching his son, who so clearly has been scripted in the first place. The whole thing makes Hinckley out to be a control-freak weirdo, and it also makes me feel so sorry for that little boy who’s being used as a puppet by his freaky dad.
Really, you have to see it to believe it. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. The whole mouthing part gives me the jeebs!