Texas mother Jimmy Gooch went viral after warning parents about the danger of letting their children watch “Hocus Pocus 2,” which began airing September 30 on Disney+. The film sees Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najmi re-enact their roles as the Sanderson Sisters, a trilogy of hungry witches for children. Gooch first warned parents about the movie on social media, then joined local CBS affiliate KWTX in Texas. Interview is now viral.
“Worst-case scenario is: Unleash hell on your kids and in your house,” Gooch said. “The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifice.”
And she continued, “Don’t watch this movie.” “Everyone thinks it’s fake and innocent, but they can cast any kind of spell they want, anything that can come on TV into your house.”
Gooch explained that her family “hasn’t been to Halloween in about four or five years” because of the “idea of exposure [her] Kids into the Dark” hurts her. Gooch’s warning goes beyond just “Hocus Pocus 2,” as she believes all parents need to pay attention to the media their kids are consuming.
“I think it goes beyond just a movie, it goes beyond Halloween, it’s a year-round thing that we constantly need to be careful about what we consume, what we serve and what we send out,” Gotch said. There are things connected with that, I’ve seen things that I’ve seen or heard on TV, they’ve come up in real life, and then I’m thinking “Oh my God, what did I consume?”
Disney announced earlier this week that “Hocus Pocus 2” set a new Disney+ record as the most-watched original movie within its first three days of release. Gooch’s viral interview generated many ridicules across social media, including one for comedian Blaire Erskine that has 2.7 million views and is based on Twitter.