America’s Most Inbred Family Transformed


The most inbred family in America has had a transformation

Filmmaker Mark Laita has documented the Whittakers’ life by creating a short film that shows them going about their daily lives.

Due to inter-family marriages, the family has a history of genetic defects and has lived in Odd, West Virginia, for many generations.

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Laita has now done a kind gesture for the Whittakers.

Watch the family receive their transformation below….

The family’s four members, Ray, Betty, Larry, and Lorene, were driven around 30 kilometres to a salon in Beckley, West Virginia.

Their transformation was filmed by the filmmaker on his YouTube channel Soft White Underbelly, which has 4.56 million subscribers.

Betty and Lorene got their hair washed and styled while Ray and Timmy had a fresh shave and hair cut in the salon.

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Ray had his beard shaved off, leaving him with a stylish moustache.

Laita can be heard saying: “Look at you guys. You guys all look great.”

Laita also set up a GoFundMe to help the Whittakers ‘with living expenses and home improvements’.

So far, it has raised about $68,000.

The family reportedly started with Henry and John Whittaker, twin brothers, in 1887.

According to records, Henry married Sally Burton, and the couple had seven children together, among them John Emory Whittaker, who was born in 1913.

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Ada Riggs, a first cousin of John’s, was the mother of nine children, including Gracie Irene Whittaker, who was born in 1920.

Aileen Violet Whittaker, the first of the couple’s 15 children, was born in 1937 after Gracie and John tied the knot in 1935.

The siblings have trouble communicating due to their conditions, such as being non-verbal.

But despite this, the Whittakers seem to comprehend the filmmaker’s questions.

“They understand what you talking about,” a relative tells Laita. “If they don’t like it, they start yelling – let you know they don’t like that idea.”

In one scene in his documentary Inbred Family -The Whittakers, Laita approaches Ray asking about his brother who he lost.

Ray simply responds by grunting and pointing in the opposite direction.

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Only Ray and Lorraine appear to be non-verbal and reliant on other family members to speak for them.

Other family members are unsure about their conditions, including them being cross-eyed.

In another scene, Betty, a member of the family, is questioned by Laita about why she thinks they have so many abnormalities. Betty replies that she doesn’t know.

Then he asks Kenneth the same question and also mentions why their eyes are not facing forward.

“Might be coal mining,” he simply responded.