Inbred Family-The Whitakers

Soft White Underbelly video and portraits of The Whitakers, an inbred family from Odd, West Virginia. The individuals in this video are brothers and sisters, except for Timmy who is a nephew. The two portraits are from my book Created Equal, which was published by Steidl in 2010, which is out of print now and difficult to find. The first portrait in this video is of Ray, Timmy and Freddie, who passed away in 2016. The second portrait is of sisters Lorraine (holding a small child who is a relative) and Barbara. This was my fourth visit and I’ve given the family a financial gift each time.
I've created a Soft White Underbelly GoFundMe campaign to get the Whitaker family a new home, clothing and food. Here's a link:



  • This is so sad. I wanted to make fun and compare them to the hills have eyes people but when it’s real, when it’s real human beings that didn’t ask to be this way, it’s so sad. I hope the best for them.

    GiDDGiDD10 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • I would like to know who was the guy reading the paper?

    Steve HuffSteve Huff15 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Who is watching this after watching Oprah preach about white privilege? Yeah thought so.

    Jason MatthiesenJason Matthiesen47 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Unfortunately Ray seems like the most happy & smartest in a weird way..he clearly communicating but like Lassie

    Aki ScottAki Scott56 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
  • Donald Trump supporters

    John SenaJohn Senaชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My name is MUD!

    Lucifer RisingLucifer Risingชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Is no one talking about the caution tape laid on the grave?

    David YankfordDavid Yankfordชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I expected to read negative comments yet the comments are very respectful and compassionate

    eric grosvenoreric grosvenorชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So sad 😔

    supadupaduttysupadupadutty2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • May God protect them. They are innocents that need to be protected and helped. We should be ashamed that we don't care for these people.

    John HenryJohn Henry2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why hasn't the state intervened to get them in proper services? Speech, therapy, living skills, etc.

    Stories with SloaneStories with Sloane2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • All people deserve respect. Period. This video is very enlightening (and, no, I'm not saying that inbreeding is okay. Clearly, genetically/physically/mentally it isn't okay)! Thank you for sharing! Much respect for this family for being willing to document this.

    Alana LubachAlana Lubach2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • So just so I’m clear.... when he says inbred he means they are the product of incest?????

    L ML M2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 🖤

    JuiceMyRandomnessJuiceMyRandomness2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I find it hilarious that they are from "Odd, West Virginia"

    SpacetownSpacetown3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • and this is the kind of thing Sheriff Andy Taylor was having to deal with when he went on house calls..

    huffandpoothuffandpoot3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • That is more than one generation of inbreeding. Judging from case studies that have been done on this thing, it usually takes more than one generation of inbreeding to create this much retardation.

    Kathleen BeveridgeKathleen Beveridge3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • It seems the only way that can speak is the lady.

    Muneca McCoyMuneca McCoy3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm confused. Sooo... their sister's cousin's nephew's grandmother's father's brother's aunt's mother is their father, uncle, and brother? His brother was probably his uncle, nephew and half-sister too.

    Josh OwensJosh Owens3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Only in west Virginia!

    John JamesJohn James3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • At 10:29 I think he's trying to say that Freddy is buried over there.

    Strange PersonStrange Person3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ray is such a sweetie..i wish them all a peaceful life

    Shaquanna WrightShaquanna Wright3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I like them, they seem like nice people.

    Strange PersonStrange Person4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I just cannot fathom their life. I’m so glad they’re being protected.

    Shari HeiserShari Heiser4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Lorraine has the best poker face

    David GriffinDavid Griffin4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Bless this family, they’re not hurting anybody 🤍

    Kindi DKindi D4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Call me a monster, but these people, and people like them, need to be forcefully put out of their misery. This is just wrong, and then they continue to breed and worsen the gene pool of their local communities. I don't understand why people defend them, *_their death is natural selection._* Stop causing evolutionary stagnation.

    DeanDean4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Why can't these people anwser a question ? It's just very awkward and they obviously do not want to talk especially the woman on the couch

    David GriffinDavid Griffin4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I hope you give the money you get from this video to them

    B369 AeriB369 Aeri4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I feel sick

    shamWOWexpertshamWOWexpert4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Ray is so precious ♥️

    amanda michelleamanda michelle4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I can understand how frustrating it must be trying to ask questions its a sensitive topic obviously

    Little RivLittle Riv5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • And the guy calmly reading the newspaper? If Timmy is her nephew, who are his parents?

    akatheempressakatheempress5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I want to know their gamertags I'm going to take these guys and fight people online me and then vs. The world

    [kNiV]gotpot47 vs. the W0Rld[kNiV]gotpot47 vs. the W0Rld5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh my

    Eric GroatEric Groat5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • These people ironically remind me similarly of town locals in the horror film Texas chainsaw massacre!

    Rene AtkinsoneeRene Atkinsonee5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm confused when you said your in description "The first portrait in this video is of Ray, Timmy and Freddie, who passed away in 2016". It was Freddie who passed away, we can clearly see Timmy and Ray alive.

    NaleNale5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • They remind me of the family from resident evil 7

    BillyBilly5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Evolution has not been kind to these simple creatures.

    Carl DorseyCarl Dorsey5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow and how do I say this. In America. Reminds me of the movie wrong turn.

    Daniel QuickDaniel Quick5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • :(

    Victoria MarkievitzVictoria Markievitz5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How sad, this is a swiss thing, they have a history of interbreeding, lots of kids in institutions over there. Well taken care of, I must say.

    Vlasta FFVlasta FF6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • May they be kept well till the end of their days they seem very peacefull and sweet. Wish the least posible sorrow

    Simp PintoSimp Pinto6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The smartest one can't talk.

    RazorfishRazorfish6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The interviewer kinda comes across as an insensitive jerk.

    Caitlin ThompsonCaitlin Thompson6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • bless there sweet Hearts JESUS LOVES YOU ALL 💖💖💖💖💖

    cherell lovecherell love6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • He don't even know what a brother is.

    Dragon ologistDragon ologist6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I’m confused on what’s is going on what is wrong with them can someone explain to me?

    aesthetic Tutorialsaesthetic Tutorials6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Is that nigga barking

    Tell us About these Lincoln’sTell us About these Lincoln’s6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Privileged whites! Hope they enjoy their guilt.

    jamus morrisonjamus morrison6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The dogs traumatized

    Tami MimsTami Mims7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • ray💔☹️

    jojo alexxaannddrroojojo alexxaannddrroo7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Who was the guy reading the newspaper

    Renee WhiteRenee White7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Too much

    justin elliottjustin elliott7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought Timmy was going to break the shovel over the interviewers head. Same shovel he buried his missing brother with. They must get meals on wheels. That's a house that's waiting to be burned down. It's so fucked up.

    Richard CuhaneRichard Cuhane7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is just heartbreaking 😥

    bad bunnybad bunny8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This made me very sad.. in fact I could not watch all of it as it just left me with sinking feeling. This would be generations upon generations upon generations of inbreeding. I know it may be cruel to say but it reminds me far too much of the Hills have eyes. Regardless, that does not make them bad people, it’s just unfortunate. Hell, for all we know they May have a better quality of life than any of us🤷🏼‍♀️

    Morgan RoseMorgan Rose8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I find this more scary than sad.

    Dr. I. B. SafeDr. I. B. Safe8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Poor dog

    Stax EdwardzStax Edwardz8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is truly sad and humbling to say the least.

    Twisted BonesTwisted Bones8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • And just an FYI in breeding doesn’t cause this sort of issues What would we do if we had animals like this and we were farmers we would cull them Or at the very least sell them as pets and not let them breed anymore Just saying animals have assholes we have assholes

    B KB K8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Very unfortunate life can be at times.

    Robert lanuttiRobert lanutti8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • If this was a movie Tim Tim would’ve taken that shovel and decapitated the cameraman it’s like a real life deliverance

    B KB K8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This family was in the 2nd Episode of the 4th season of the The X-Files, called "Home".

    Buster HoodstarBuster Hoodstar8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Nothing wrong with incest but not inbreeding :)

    Joker 6969Joker 69698 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm gonna go there and have dinner with them..

    Psalm 144:1Psalm 144:18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • this remind me to "three fingers"

    doppelganger malaysiadoppelganger malaysia8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This people like a horror movies, something wrong this family.

    Sheila BradySheila Brady9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This family needs our help. I would love to see the donations on the gofundme site help to make their life better. Please donate and say a prayer for them when you do.

    Regina RussellRegina Russell9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The hills have eyes 👀

    Bronson2k19Bronson2k199 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Inbred Family-The Whitakers