AMERICA’S so-called most famous inbred family has added a new addition to their pack as they rise to YouTube stardom.
The baby, Braxton, was seen smiling and bouncing on the lap of one of his relatives in the video that got 1.2million views in just three days.
The 20-year-old said he lived about 45 minutes away from the Whittakers and has a little girl as well.
Laita has documented the family for years and shown the inside of their house where they live in squalor.
The family has exhibited physical deformities and speech impediments.
In an effort to help the Whittakers buy a new home, Laita has set up a GoFundMe page.
Laita took the Whittakers to the West Virginia State Fair in his recent video.
The family went on attractions, like the Ferris wheel, and played carnival games.
Laita mentioned in another recent video that he photographed the newborn’s father when he was a small child, about 19 years ago.
While Laita knew the Whittakers for about two decades, they did not go viral until 2020 when the filmmaker videotaped the family and posted it online.
The extent to which their newfound fame affected their lives is unknown, however, Laita has raised nearly $9,000 in just two days since posting the GoFundMe.
Although the Whittakers live in a rural town, they do get visitors, which Latia said he saw leaving when he came to the house in one of his recent videos.
In the caption of Latia’s video from 2020, he explained that he filmed brothers and sisters in the Whittaker family as well as their cousin, Timmy.
“There is no way I would be able to confirm that the Whitaker parents were related, but given that this does happen in this part of the country and the Whitakers are the most extreme case I’ve seen so far, I would bet that inbreeding was at least partly responsible for the mental and physical abnormalities seen in Lorraine, Freddie, Ray and Timmy,” Latia said.