Ice bucket challenge videos, it seems, are everywhere. According to the most recent count, taken by Britain’s Mirror newspaper, there are now 653,000 ice bucket challenge videos posted on YouTube‚ and 1,026 of those depict celebrities taking the “challenge,” which involves having a bucket of freezing cold water dumped over your head as a way of raising awareness and money for the neuro-muscular disease ALS.
But of all those videos, there is one that somehow rose above the pack.
In the video a 3-year-old girl from Walsall, England, takes what she endearingly calls the “water challenge.” But as soon as the little girl, whose name as it turns out is Scarlett-Rose Davis, funds herself drenched and leas up from her chair, she issues forth an expletive more worthy of a grown-up.
The Inquisitr posted the video on Tuesday, and you can see it at this link.
But for those of you who want the short version, Scarlett-Rose leaps up and blurts out, “F****** Hell!”
Yes, the dreaded “F-word,” or “F-bomb” as it’s often called, issues forth from the innocent — or innocent seeming — lips of this lovable tot.
But now, after becoming an instant internet sensation, Scarlett-Rose is here to say she’s sorry. Or not. You’ll have to watch that video for yourself.
Her 40-year-old mom, Carla, says that Scarlett-Rose must have picked up her R-rated vocabulary somewhere other than at home.
“She has picked up a few bad words when we have gone out for meals or into town. Children have brains like sponges and I can’t stop it,” Carla told her local newspaper, The Birmingham Mail. “But she does know it’s wrong.”
Nonetheless, Carla said she “could have died” when the adult expletive came out of the little girl’s mouth. It was her husband, Stuart, 33, who posted the video to YouTube where it quickly became a viral hit.
Some viewers worried less about the child’s language than about a little girl having ice cold water dumped all over her. But Carla says not to worry. The water was actually warm.
“She had seen some of the ice bucket videos on my phone and seen one of my friends do it,” said Carla. “She said: ‘Nanny, can I do that?’ It makes me so happy that a three-year-old picked on a good cause and wanted to get involved. She knows it’s for poorly people.”
The ice bucket challenge has so far raised about $88 million for ALS research.