Who is Ray Whitaker?

RAY Whitaker is a member of the Whitaker family and is considered a victim of incest.

He has difficulty speaking and therefore communicates differently.

Ray Whitaker at his home in Odd, West Virginia

Who is Ray Whitaker?

Ray Whitaker is a sibling of the Whitaker family and is widely regarded as a victim of inbreeding.

Ray has trouble speaking, so he mostly uses grunts and gestures to communicate.

In 2004, photographer and author Mark Laita photographed Ray and his family for his book Create Equal.

The book brought the Whitaker family into the public eye.

Ray and his siblings gained more public attention after Mark returned to the family home in 2020.

Mark made a video called Inbred Family – The Whitakers documenting his visit.

The video was posted to YouTube and as of December 11, 2022 has amassed 33 million views and 420,000 likes.

Who is the Whitaker family?

The Whitaker family lives in Odd, West Virginia.

The family consists of siblings Ray and Lorraine, plus an unnamed sister and cousin, Timmy.

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Members of the Whitaker family shopping at Walmart[/caption]

They also had a brother named Freddie who died of a heart attack about six years ago.

Her parents are also deceased.

Mark’s video shows the family’s poor living conditions, including a small run-down house and several dogs.

Mark created a GoFundMe page to help the Whitakers who raised $55,785.

Are the Whitakers inbred?

The Whitakers are known to be an inbred family.

However, in Mark’s video, the unnamed sister denied that their parents were siblings or cousins.

ThoughtCo. states that inbreeding can cause defects such as “decreased fertility”, “decreased birth rate”, “higher infant and child mortality”, “smaller adult height” and “decreased immune function”.

These defects also include: “Increased risk of cardiovascular disease”, “Increased facial asymmetry” and “Increased risk of genetic disorders”.

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