Channing Tatum pulled Jimmy Kimmel’s Halloween candy prank on his daughter, and she may never forgive him

As a kid, with no car or bank account, there’s really only one night a year in which you can feel the freedom that comes with devouring whatever your little heart desires: Halloween.

Parents, who can purchase junk food whenever they please, have utterly forgotten the rush of power that comes with inordinate amounts of free candy. That’s the only possible explanation for the yearly “Halloween candy prank” that takes over YouTube and emotionally scars little kids for life.

Channing Tatum was a guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, and decided to take part in the annual Jimmy Kimmel tradition of parents telling their children that they ate their Halloween candy. Tatum’s wife, Jenna, filmed him telling their 4-year-old Everly that he just got “so hungry” and accidentally ate all of her Halloween candy. (He even showed Everly her empty trick-or-treat bag for effect.)

Rather than throwing a dramatic tantrum, Everly responded in an even more heartbreaking manner by quietly going to over to her mother, burying her face, and weeping.

Obviously, Channing couldn’t hold out in the face of such a pitiful reaction, so he quickly told Everly that he was just kidding — to which his daughter astutely responded, “That’s not funny.”

To his credit, Channing replied by saying, “You’re right, that really was not funny. I’m so sorry, baby. I hope you forgive me someday for that.”

Honestly, I have to side with Everly on this one.

Don’t f*ck with a kid’s candy. Candy is serious business.

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