“I’m just a kid with a dream.”
So reads the bio of popular challenge vlogger Eric Decker on the YouTube Channel Airrack. And what dreams might those entail? Well, his videos just may provide a clue.
In one, Decker breaks the Guinness World Record for largest pizza ever made. In another, he forces his friends to play “real life” games of Would You Rather, urging them to actually choose and do the option they’ve chosen. In a third, he hires bodyguards to see if the public will think he’s someone famous.
(OK, that doesn’t exactly shed light into what sort of dream Airrack is having, but at least the pizza one does sound similar to a dream I’ve had before.)
What will Decker do next? Well, we’re not sure. But we’ll guess that it’ll be full of adventure.
Decker and friends challenge each other. And while not every challenge will be family friendly (as we’ll discuss below), at least these friends enjoy each other’s company.
But there’s also quite a bit that families will want to note.
Sexual quips are made in some videos, and sometimes, it goes a bit further. In one video, a couple men strip naked and swim in front of men and women, only covered from the viewer by an edited-on emoji. Another two men try being drag queens, and one man’s underwear is briefly visible. Some women are seen in bikinis, and men are seen shirtless. We also hear a couple discussions about sex. Men eat raw meat, including bull testicles.
Jokes about spiritual topics occur, too. When one of Decker’s friends is put in an uncomfortable situation, the phrase “I rebuke you in the name of Jesus” briefly flashes onscreen. Decker plays a prank on strangers where he “walks on water,” and we hear a few references to the biblical account of Jesus. At another moment in that same video, someone jokes about “dark art Mayan rituals.”
Swear words are censored, though it’s still evident what words are being used. However, inappropriate uses of God’s name (including the name of Jesus) go uncensored.
Other YouTubers have posted compelling videos detailing how Airrack has cheated or misled viewers in some of his more recent challenge videos.
But while MrBeast and Unspeakable tend to be a bit tamer, Airrack leans more heavily adult—especially when it comes to its reliance on sexual topics. For that reason (and for the frequent censored swearing), Airrack likely won’t be something you’ll want to be showing to your children.
Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics. He doesn’t think the ending of Lost was “that bad.”