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My Video for Briona is a YouTube video featuring a shirtless teenage boy’s monologue addressed to his girlfriend. Many viewers found the video to be disturbing due to the teenager’s declarations of love and sexually suggestive facial expressions.
On January 8th, 2012, YouTuber magmaflower uploaded a video titled “My Video for Briona,” in which a 14-year old boy tells his girlfriend Briona how much he loves her, accompanied by the statements “stay perfect just for me” and “I love you more than there are grains of sand on every beach.” Within 10 days, the video accumulated over 1.5 million views.
Hi baby girl [laughs]
Everything’s OK I promise. I forgive you. it’s OK don’t worry about it. Everythings going to be OK.
I love you. I love you so much. I love you more than there are grains of sand on every beach, of every planet, of every galaxy of in the universe. And I need you in my life. I need you more than humans need water and food to survive.
You mean more to me than Home Depot means to Mr. Ladrado. You mean more to me than just anything. You mean more to me than golden diamonds mean to the greediest burglar.
And, you’re just the most perfect most beautiful girl in all of the world, and I love you so much. I hope you enjoy watching this baby girl [kisses the air].
See you at school tomorrow baby girl. I love you. [laughs] I do, it’s true. I love you more than anything else in the world [laughs]. Bye baby girl, stay perfect just for me.
BuzzFeed featured the video in a post titled “A Creepy Video For His ‘Baby Girl’” on January 14th, 2012. The same day, YouTuber JustBriona uploaded a video titled “Dominick and Briona” featuring a photo slideshow of her and the teenage boy from the original video.
JustBriona uploaded a response video titled “To the Haters of Magmaflower” on January 15th but removed the video shortly after. On January 17th, the web culture blog Slacktory published an article about the video calling it “cringe-inducing.” Disc jockeys Roz and Mocha of the Toronto-based Canadian radio station KiSS 92.5 interviewed Magmaflower on January 17th. Magmaflower claims the video was not a fake and that he was merely trying to reassure his girlfriend that he was OK after staying home from school for several consecutive days due to an illness.
Search queries for “briona” rose significantly in January of 2012, shortly after the magmaflower video was uploaded.