A FILMMAKER has taken “America’s most inbred family” to the fair as they try to gather funds for a new home.
In a video that garnered almost 2million views in the last week, the Whittakers spent the day with filmmaker Mike Laita visiting the state fair.
The group took a second to take in the myriad of refreshments and games before quickly getting into the swing of things.
They started off on a swing ride, then followed up with a dart game where everyone ended up winning a prize.
Timmy and Laita’s friend Lauren then decided to go on a Ferris wheel, where Timmy was completely amazed by the view.
The family ended their day eating cotton candy, before making their way back home.
The filmmaker previously filmed their devastating living conditions, highlighting that the Whittakers lived in squalor.
The Whittakers first appeared on Laita’s YouTube channel in 2020, where they immediately captured people’s attention.
They appeared to have physical deformities and speech impediments, being coined “America’s most inbred family.”
In a caption written in that video from 2020, Laita explained what he knew about the familial relationship between the Whitakers’.
“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,” Laita wrote.
“I would bet that inbreeding was at least partly responsible for the mental and physical abnormalities seen in Lorraine, Freddie, Ray, and Timmy.”
Laita has previously said he is unable to confirm whether the Whitaker parents were related, although he suspects “inbreeding was at least partly responsible for the mental and physical abnormalities seen in Lorraine, Freddie, Ray and Timmy.”
Last Year, the filmmaker started a GoFundMe to help the family get a new home.
In the last year, the family has gotten over 3,000 donations earning $91,222 of their $250,000 goal.