– That’s some talent.
She got the moves. – Okay, so they just all live
in this house like Big Brother? – (laughs uncomfortably)
What am I watching? ♪ (rock intro) ♪ – (Thomas) We have something crazy
planned for the rest of the Hype House members.
– Hype House? – (Thomas) So, we ordered a bunch
of trampolines, and we’re gonna go…
– Trampolines. – I broke my ankle
on a damn trampoline. – (Thomas) And we’re turning
the entire Hype House into a trampoline park.
Ryle is the first jumper. – No jumping in the house.
– (man) So, we did something to the house.
I didn’t even know you guys were coming.
– (both guys chuckle) – (laughs uncomfortably)
What am I watching? – Is this like another
Team 10 scenario? – (teen 1) What the? No way.
– (teen 2) That’s so sick. – (teen 1) Oh my god.
– Oh, [bleep]. There’s a bunch of guys.
Look like college students or something.
– This is like a college dorm room situation here.
– (man) What’s your reaction to this? – (teen) That was so cool!
– (man) So, while you were gone, we all decided to do something?
– (Chase) We?! – (man) We. (chuckles)
The entire house decided to do something.
– Okay, so they just all live in this house like Big Brother?
– (Chase) Oh my (censored) God. – (man laughs)
– (Chase) This is LIT! – (laughs)
– That does look totally fun. – (man) Be careful.
– (teen) Is that a rule? – (man) No, just be careful.
Isn’t this so much fun? – Gosh, they really don’t–
obviously, no parents live here. – (man) Oh! Okay.
– Woo! Look at him go, man, huh? – Ugh. My mom vibes are just
off the charts right now. – Oh my god.
I’d be puking right now. – (Thomas) Click the Subscribe button.
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Peace! – Good times. I probably
would’ve done that to my house if I had that big of a house
when I was that age. – Cool for them,
but I’m just like– I can’t un-momify myself.
That really seems unsafe. Have we tested this out?
There’s a lot of kids home in the middle of the day,
so I assume they’re all just, you know, racking up
that YouTube revenue or something. – (FBE) These were a few clips
from a recent vlog by a group of young TikTok influencers.
– TikTok! Oh, man. That thing is surging right now.
– (FBE) So, they all work together in what is known
as the Hype House. – The Hype House. Okay.
– These kids are just [bleep] around. They’re doing [bleep]
that I would yell at my kids for doing, and they turned it
into a job. – (FBE) This house has kind of
infiltrated the mainstream media a lot recently, so much that even
The New York Times are covering them as well as the Today Show.
So, we are gonna show you a clip from that.
– Oh, I can only imagine. – (reporter) This group of 20…
– 20. Jeez. – (reporter) …trend of young
social media stars snapping up big real estate, so they can…
– Snapping– how much money do these kids make?!
– (reporter) …so they can physically be together
to make videos 24/7. And the Hype House
is living up to its name. Since they moved in together
in December, the Gen Z group… – I’ve seen their TikToks!
I recognize some of those little faces.
I mean, you can’t avoid ’em if you go on the site,
on the app. – (reporter) …has over
150 million followers. And the videos on their…
– Wow. – (reporter) …group TikTok account
have been viewed nearly 100 million times.
– Wow. Look at them go. – (reporter) TikTok stars
with endorsement deals can earn between $200 and $20,000 per video.
– I’m gonna have to get on TikTok, man!
– (reporter) …endorsement deals can earn between $200
and $20,000 per video. – Listen! I wanna be
an influencer too! (laughs) – (reporter) Some
are high school students, some in college,
some just drop by to shoot videos. – (Avani) I don’t live here,
’cause I wouldn’t do my homework if I was here.
– Good girl. – (Thomas) We have a house
of 20 people that post three to four times a day.
We’re talking about over 150 videos every single day from just our team.
– I had no idea that this existed. – It’s cool to see that these kids
are getting busy and they have a little future already.
– (interviewer) Raise your hand if you’re a teenager still.
Right. – These are my students.
– (woman) We put our life all on the internet,
’cause that’s what everyone wants to see.
One little mistake, and then everyone
attacks you for that. – These are the kids
that couldn’t get in the industry, so they created the industry.
– I’m on the fence. I wanna be like, “Yo,
you know, go to school and get a ‘real’ job,”
but I mean, who– obviously, don’t take my advice!
– I don’t mind it. I mean, they’re out workin’.
You’ve got people faulting this generation for not getting out
and working their butts off to make money,
and then they work their butts off,
and then they get chastised for that as well?
I think it’s [bleep]. I think these kids– it’s like,
do what you need to do, man. – (FBE) So, as of filming
this episode, it looks like there are 16 members
of the Hype House based on who their official
Instagram account is filming with just a few of them actually living in the house.
– Right. – (FBE) We don’t have time
to look over all of the Hype House members, so we’re gonna quickly
take a look at some TikToks of their most followed members
to show you more. – Great.
– (FBE) So, we’re gonna start with Charli D’Amelio,
who has 35 million followers… – What?!
– (FBE) …and over two billion video likes on TikTok
as of filming this episode. – Wow. Talk about influence. ♪ (tranquil music) ♪ – I’ve seen her.
I saw her– it was in my Google feed.
It was like I was– my news feed. – Well, she’s a good dancer.
I mean, that’s some talent. She got the moves. – And a billion people
are gonna do that same dance. – All my middle schoolers
are practicing these constantly! We’re supposed to be testing
and they’re doing the TikTok dance in their desk!
– (FBE) Charlie is a 15-year-old TikTok influencer.
– 15! (whistles) – (FBE) And she is one
of the biggest rising stars on the app right now.
Since becoming TikTok famous, she has been
in a Super Bowl commercial, got to dance with J.Lo
and was just on Jimmy Fallon. – What?
– She can’t even drive herself to any of those things,
’cause she’s frickin’ 15! – That’s amazing.
I mean, I don’t think that happens to everybody,
so I’m glad that she has so many followers and she’s doing
something good out there. – Girl, you know what?
I ain’t mad at you! You better TikTok on!
People are watching. She’s making her money.
She’s doing her thing. She’s making her mark
how she’s gonna make it. I cannot poo-poo on that.
I cannot down that! – (FBE) Well, next up,
we have Addison Rae, who is a 19-year-old
TikTok creator who currently has over 22 million followers
on TikTok. – Son of a gun.
♪ (upbeat music) ♪ – (chuckles) – Adorable. – She got 20 million–
20 million followers for that? – No! NO!
You guys, come on! No, that’s not true.
That’s not REAL! – That last o–
that one wasn’t even a good pout. I don’t have any lips, but…
– I don’t know if I would really watch that.
Maybe she’s doing other types of videos that I haven’t watched,
but just by looking at this, I would be like, all right,
you’re a girl making faces. Next. – (FBE) So, Addison is originally
from Lafayette, Louisiana. And she primarily posts lip sync
and dance videos. And she actually originally
gained a lot of notoriety when she made TikToks with her mom,
who now has a following of her own on the app.
– Shut up. – I’m not upset with them as people.
They’re capitalizing. That’s brilliant what they’re doing.
I hope they have someone smart in their corner saying,
“Yeah, you’re doing the right thing right now.
Make that money.” ♪ (“Stranger Things” theme) ♪
– “Living a normal life,” “Selling your soul for fame.”
– (laughs) – (chuckles) – I’m so confused.
And people wanna see more of this? Bring me five shirts.
Bring me five shirts! I will get us TikTokkin’!
– If you got one of those attention spans that are just
really short, it kind of holds you. – (FBE) That is Chase Hudson,
who is better known as lilhuddy on TikTok. He currently has
over 15 million followers on the app, and he is known for his
e-boy style and fashion. And he’s actually
currently dating Charli, who we showed you earlier.
– Of course. Tokkers gotta stay together.
Does that– they’re not called Tokkers,
are they? (laughs) – They’re young.
They’re beautiful. You know, people are–
I mean, when you talk about influencers and stuff,
people wanna look like that. And I still think
the biggest thing in my house, if you can make my kids laugh,
they’ll follow you, like if they enjoy what you’re doing
and they have some fun with it. – I am personally not into this.
I’m so confused about everybody wanting to watch people do nothing.
But it worked for the Real World. It worked for the Big Brother.
And they are capitalizing on it with their own tools.
– (FBE) After learning more about the Hype House
and these TikTok stars today, were you aware of the platform
and how massive it’s become that people are able to rent out
mansions and make a living off it now? – Oh my gosh. I’m sure abstractly
I knew and realized that it was huge. I underestimated.
– I knew that it was very popular. I was not aware at how lucrative
it could be to rent a house like that. – It never surprises me
how much money there is to be made on social media.
We did so many fun things when I was younger
to our friends and everything that if we had this stuff,
we would be doing all this cool [bleep]
and getting money for it. – (FBE) So, with many of these houses,
some of the creators find themselves in trouble with their contracts,
other members, or more. So, as an example,
as of filming this episode, there’s actually a legal battle
between two of the members of the Hype House over its trademark.
– That is not surprising. – (FBE) So, in your opinion,
do you think that mixing business and friendships with people like this,
especially so young, is a recipe for trouble?
Or do you think that the pros of them building something
like this together could outweigh the cons?
– Well, I think the pros can outweigh the cons,
because a lot of times, you know, this stuff happens
as people get deep into their careers. So, if it’s just happening now
and they can stop it at this moment, then it’ll help them moving forward
when it comes to building those business personal relationships
with people. – This is adult stuff coming in at you
when you’re 15 years old, and it might–
you don’t know about that. And I don’t know if the parents
are involved or not involved, but that’s heavy duty.
– Friendships aren’t even stable at that age. How are you
gonna be business partners? Especially if you start having
multiple people in there, then they’re–
not only business partners, then you start having relationships.
Then that blows up, and then what happens there?
I mean, it is a ticking time bomb. – From that age, from 18 to 22,
you’re still learning how to be an adult.
Do you know how to do laundry? Do you know how
to balance a checkbook? Do you know how to hold a job?
Do you know how to get along with people?
So, even though to the naked eye or to people, they’re like,
“Oh my gosh. I knew that was gonna happen,”
you know, that you failed. Learn. Get up. Learn it again.
Figure out how to do it. Figure out how to make it better!
– (FBE) These kind of creator houses are actually not too new.
– Right. – (FBE) A few years ago,
the popular Team 10 and also Clout House
as well as others were created for groups of YouTubers to live in
and make content together. – Yeah. It was a disaster
waiting to happen. As a parent and a teacher,
I’m like, “Do you have a backup plan?” – (FBE) And right now,
the Hype House actually isn’t even the only TikTok house.
It’s similar to others like the Sway House
or the new Fenty Beauty house… – (chuckles) Fenty Beauty.
– (FBE) …Rihanna just started herself
with her beauty line along the side
of beauty-focused TikTokkers. – Okay. That kind of makes more sense
about how the money comes into it. – (FBE) Oftentimes in these houses,
the influencers and the creators who are living there
are still pretty young, many coming straight
out of high school or even still in school.
So finally, as a parent, would you allow your kid
to join a house like this? – No. Teenagers are–
you’re still developing as a person! You don’t know what you don’t know
and what you want and all that. – Yeah. I think as a parent
I would, first of all, look to see what the other kids
are uploading. And if it’s something that I know
it’s fair enough for kids, you know, then I would definitely
let them go and do what they gotta do. – Well, it depends
what kind of relationship you have with your kid.
They have that drive in ’em, and you trust what
you instilled in them, then it should be all good.
– I’d be really concerned, because I’d be thinking,
like, I want my kids to have a future, and I want my kids
to have an education. Fame doesn’t last very long,
and then you see a lot of famous people that end up broke.
(chuckles) – Yes. I’m not gonna lie.
I’d be like, “Go play. Go play.” But you know what?
I can watch it. I see what they’re doing.
They’re not doing anything out of the norm,
out of the ordinary. They’re dancing.
If they’re doing not nicey-nicey stuff,
I can pull ’em out. Go have fun! Who cares! – Thanks for watching
this episode of Parents React. – If you liked this episode,
hit that Like button and subscribe. – Bye!
– Hey, everyone. Lauren, producer here at FBE.
Thank you guys so much for watching this episode.
Make sure you guys go check out the official
Hype House YouTube channel by clicking the link right there
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go follow us, @fbe. Bye, everyone.