Good news! Turns out all that pearl-clutching we were doing last week when we learned that YouTubers Myka and James Stauffer “rehomed” their adopted 4-year old son Huxley as easily as Chris Pratt would an incontinent cat, was for naught. According to Just Jared, Myka posted an update letting her followers know it was Huxley’s decision to go live with another family. Phew! Little man probably said fuck these crazy Stepford-looking people, took out a handkerchief, wrapped up all his shit up, tied the bundle to a stick, threw it over his shoulder, and said Peace! Out! And who could blame him?
JJ reports that this eyebrow-raising story of self-determination was told by Myka, somewhere in the comments of the YouTube video she posted explaining that Huxley had been “rehomed.”
“We would never just give up a child with special needs, this is a personal matter to Hux it had nothing to do with he just had Autism,” she defended. “Multiple scary things happened inside the home towards our other children, and if these events happened with one of my biological kids, after all the help and after the behaviors we witnessed sadly we would have no other choice then to seek help and get their needs met.”
Myka went on, explaining that “Huxley wanted” the rehoming “100% we saw that in family time with other poeple [sic], he constantly chose them and signed with and showed tons of emotion to show us and let us know he wanted this.”
“Huxley never had a say in his adoption, and he needed more help and also wanted this and we know that 100%.”
Well, shit. Had I known requesting a new home was an option when I was a kid, I would be living in a country manor somewhere with 5 or 6 ponies, a trust fund, and no bedtime. I’m seriously having a hard time figuring out what this gibberish is saying. Is she saying she’d “rehome” her biological children if they showed “behaviors” too? I guess all the little Stauffers have been put on notice.
I think the most perplexing thing about this entire situation is how these barely literate narcissists were given a platform, let alone a human child, off which to profit from in the first place. Thankfully, it sounds like the sponsorship tap is starting to dry up. Page Six reports that The Stauffers just lost Kate Hudson’s company, Fabletics, as a sponsor.
Kate Hudson’s Fabletics is one of a host of brands that have canceled ties with influencer Myka Stauffer after she announced she had “rehomed” her adopted son, Huxley, because of his “medical needs,” including autism.
When asked by a fan, Hudson said on Instagram that Stauffer was “terminated.”
Other brands that have cut ties with Stauffer include Playtex Baby, Chili’s Suave and Big Lots.
Well, I guess if there’s any good to come out of this story it’s knowing that should the Stauffer’s other children Kova, Jaka, Radley, and Onyx ever decide the influencer lifestyle’s not for them, they can just ask for new parents too (and hopefully new names).