A popular Christian family vlogger has released a video with his wife to explain the pornographic selfies he’s been sending to a woman he met online.
Austin Null and his wife Britt (along with the nonconsensual help of their two young children) make rambling videos about their “adventures” in daily life. A lot of people watch it — they have over 350k subscribers on YouTube.
But their latest video, posted December 30th and titled “WE NEED TO TALK,” takes a decidedly more somber tone.
In the video, Austin explains that he’s been having an online affair for the past five months, an admission no doubt tied to the some extremely NSFW nude selfies he’s been sending her that have surfaced online.
In interviews, Austin has made such statements as:
“We’ve learned that if you don’t want to deal with people giving their opinion on something then don’t put it on the internet. Lol.”
Apparently, he’s still learning.
Here’s how he begins his confession:
“It was actually nearly a year ago, someone reached out to me — sent me some pictures and stuff — a girl-and I, instead of blocking her and moving on-decided to flirt with the idea of responding and basically had an online affair for like 5 months…This went on in the beginning of May and I told Brittney, I felt terrible — I knew what I was doing was wrong. I wasn’t even looking for this — something just fell into my lap (no pun intended) and instead of ignoring it — I fell into it and it just spiraled out of control. I felt terrible, I said I have an amazing family, I have an amazing wife and I ended it with this girl — and ever since then we’ve been in counseling…”
However, in a post from last year, he quite publicly criticized fellow Christian family vlogger Sam Rader in the wake of last year’s highly-publicized Ashley Madison hacks.
Rader’s membership to the cheating website was exposed, prompting Null to Tweet to him:
“Please stop vlogging & focus on your family. They say “any publicity is good publicity” but I’d disagree. God bless.”
Null Tweeted that message during the same time period he was sneaking off to send photos of himself masturbating into a toilet. Not exactly consistent.