Do you remember that guy who Facebook Live-d his wife giving birth, hastening the arrival of an era where literally everything is fair game for public consumption? It turns out he had no idea what he was doing!
Kali Kanongata’a, the 36-year-old videographer, said he thought he was filming his wife, Sarah Dome, give birth to send to a few family members who lived far away. When one of his cousins commented on the live stream, “Keep pushing,” he had to double check what was happening.
“That’s when I saw the viewer count,” he told People. “I thought it was just going to my family and friends.”
Kanongata’a says that when he noticed the number of viewers was in the thousands he considered stopping the recording “for a second” and then decided he would be happy to share his family’ s joy with the world.
“There’s a lot of negative stuff on Facebook and so I thought this would be positive,” he explains. “I figured as long as I kept it PG—this is a birth—it’s something to be happy about.”
The 44-minute video, which is still available on Facebook, has been viewed 211,947 times, “reacted to” 2,342 times, and shared 478 times.
Apparently, Dome, a more forgiving woman than I, is fine with her husband’s decision to push forward.
“We just see it as a positive,” Kanongata’a continued. “I know some people are mad that it’s not private, but I’m from the island [Tonga], and years ago, we would have water births in public. I wasn’t too worried about hiding anything because our culture has done this for thousands of years.”
Image via Facebook.