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Swearing 3-yr-old ice bucket challenge toddler apologizes

2014-08-27 23:23:13

Watch little Scarlett Rose-Davis apologise (sort of) for her potty-mouth with the help of grandma Carla Davis-Ball

This is the Midland youngster who became an internet sensation by letting rip with the F-word after taking the ice bucket challenge.

Scarlett-Rose Davis begged her grandparents to let her take part in the charity craze which has swept the world.

But the three-year-old's grandmother, Carla Davis-Ball, said she "could have died" when the tot blurted out "f***ing hell" after the drenching.

(WARNING - Contains swearing)

The 40-year-old, from Coalpool in Walsall, told the Mail: "I couldn’t believe it when she came out with that language.

"She has picked up a few bad words when we have gone out for meals or into town.

"Children have brains like sponges and I can't stop it.

"But she does know it's wrong." Carla recorded the footage on her phone last weekend in the garden of the house she shares with her partner Stuart Ball, Scarlett-Rose’s grandad.

Scarlett Rose Davis

She proudly put it on Facebook while Stuart, 33, uploaded it to YouTube, where it has been viewed more than 40,000 times since Monday.

Mum-of-three Carla said Scarlett-Rose was dunked with warm water from a cooking pot after nominating a young friend called Marshall to take the challenge next.

"She had seen some of the ice bucket videos on my phone and seen one of my friends do it," Carla said.

"She said: 'Nanny, can I do that?'

"It makes me so happy that a three-year-old picked on a good cause and wanted to get involved.

"She knows it's for poorly people.”

Scarlett-Rose has a baby brother called Shankley-Gary, aged ten months.

Carla and Stuart care for the children five nights a week and they spend two nights with their mum Demi, 19.

"The reaction to the video has blown my mind," Carla said.

"My phone is on charge constantly because of all the comments we have received."

Amazingly, Scarlett-Rose is not the youngest person to take the ice bucket challenge.

A video of a seven-month-old baby having a small plastic cup of water poured over its head was also posted on YouTube earlier this month.

The craze has raised £48 million in less than a month in aid of research into motor neurone disease.

The disease affects the brain and the spinal cord, causing motor neurones to degenerate and die, leading to gradual paralysis and eventually death.

Midland rock star Robert Plant also posted a YouTube video showing him being drenched as part of the fundraising drive.

Viewers were broadly supportive of Scarlett Rose's video, despite the X-rated language.

Wrtiting on our Facebook page, Cherie Allen said: "Personally I found it hilarious and watched it several times.

"I can't understand why people are getting on their high horses about it.

"Yes she's a child - all kids say something wrong at some stage.

"It doesn't mean its the parents' fault."

Kirsty Precious Powell wrote: "Parents shouldn't allow their child to swear but children are sponges I think.

"A parent can't always control what their child soaks up outside the house.

"That said it was hilarious - best ice bucket challenge yet."

And Emma Smith added: "Everyone needs to get a grip.

"It is bad but funny.

"It's not like she probably says it every day. Some people need to get a sense of humour.

"I thought it was brill."

Stuart Bell and Scarlett Rose Davis
Scarlett-Rose Davis, aged 3, from Coalpool, Waslall, with the grandad who threw the water - Stuart Bell, aged 33

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