Is what we've become people? All attention whores looking to be the next winner of the viral lottery? The woman, who goes by "mtmuzic" uploaded the video to youtube with the description:
Mommy was not feeling well and had to stay in the bathroom longer than usual during which my two boys, ages 1 and 3 took my new bag of flour out of the cupboard and destroyed my house. This is from ONE 5lb bag. Don't believe me? Hand a full bag to a 3 year old and see what happens.Yeah sure lady, that must have been some major diarrhea shit you had going on there. So far the video has 2.3 million views so I suppose the woman can chalk this one up as a success, but isn't a bit weird for a mother to be using her kids like this?
She has since disabled the comments on the video (big surprise) but we were able to catch one left by "brunozi" who hit the nail right on the head:
Update: A friend of People Liking People has informed us that the woman is Mary Thompson, an amateur musician from Steubenville, Ohio. Her e-mail addresses are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, phone #s are 330-618-6211, 330-655-5438, and 586-246-7341.
"You should go see a psychiatrist, lady. You poured flour all over your own house just to make a YouTube video? Seriously, go see a doctor. I feel sorry for your kids having such a distraught mom."
Update 2: Thompson is her maiden name, she's now married to WADL Detroit TV employee Vince Napoli (phone # 440-835-0991) and assumes the name Mary Napoli. They now live in St. Claire Shores, Michigan. The family appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer where she answered to accusations that it was a hoax just to get her 15 minutes of fame. This is looking to be very similar to the balloon boy hoax. Fortunately in this situation it hasn't wasted police resources, the only thing lost here is the Napoli's dignity.
Update 3: Vince Napoli threatens to fire us from the internet for posting his phone numbers, most of which were already public on his own websites. See the comments below and read more here.