We live in a world where everyone can be a star. First there was reality TV. Then came social media and the dawn of the “selfie.” Facebook’s latest gimmick seems to have added even more fuel to our self-promoting fires.
On Monday, a California couple pushed the limits of Facebook Live by broadcasting uncensored video of their very intimate moment. Facebook responded in a big way. More than 84,000 followers tuned in.
The couple broadcast live video of the birth of their child. The 48-minute live stream showed the mother, from the stomach up, as she breathed through contractions and ultimately pushed her son out.
The father, Fakamalo Kihe Eiki, of Carmichael, California, posted the event to his Facebook page with the title: “Let’s try pushing a baby out.” The mother and child are not named. Eiki is heard on the video excitedly encouraging his wife, saying “go, go, go, go, push!” Once the child is born he exclaims, “he looks like a hairy monkey, just like his daddy.”
Since the event went viral on Monday, the father has received a lot of backlash on his Facebook page for over-sharing such a personal and private moment. But Eiki defends the video saying he did it so his father, who lives in the South Pacific island of Tonga, could see the birth of his grandson.
Was streaming this live birth a case of "too much information" or something you might actually watch? Leave your comments below.