"It's just a prank bro."
watched this video (about
prank videos) by h3h3 productions. In this video, he comments on a 'social experiment'
by two Youtubers called MoeandET who, in this video, convince a woman that she
is going to be assaulted by a group of men in balaclavas so that they can
'teach people' about the dangers of meeting someone from Craigslist. This is a
recent trend by Youtube pranksters to do increasingly awful things to people by
putting it in the guise of a 'social experiment' that is apparently supposed to
exist for the purpose of educating people. By pointing a camera phone at
someone and claiming "it's just a prank bro" or "this was a
social experiment" they justify to themselves and their fan base that
worrying levels of harassment are completely fine. Lots of the pranks are
staged but many aren't.
things that Youtubers have considered it okay to do because "it's just a
prank bro" include: this video where Sam
Pepper gropes the bums of random women. This video in which
Joseph Costello mocks a homeless woman and this video where Roman
Atwood 'tricks' black people into thinking he has said a hugely offensive word.
I should point out that many white 'pranksters' specifically target black
people in their videos, I guess having a camera also excuses them of
The only thing I hope to see
from prank videos in the future is when karma prevails and these people get a
little taste of their own medicine, isn't that right Jack Jones?