Friday, 18 March 2016



So you know those hidden camera 'prank' YouTube channels started getting pretty big a few years back right? Next thing you know some of the pranks turned pretty dark, like the ones where a pretend serial killer chases some people, or like the ones where someone dresses up as a suicide bomber and throws a backpack at some passers by. Pretty bad, but still not awful. Moe and Ethan Bradberry used to have a channel called OCKtv which specialised in this kind of stuff. They rebranded to MoAndEt and stepped up their game, and started doing the most ridiculous shit.

I saw a video that they put out last week and swiftly removed from their YouTube channel as soon as they started getting bad press. Instead of 'pranks' they now call them 'social experiments'. Now I guess if you know me, or you are a regular reader you know I'm not really bothered by much shit. My sense of humour is pretty much draw the line wherever, I'm not easily offended. I think my issue with this video that they removed is that ultimately it isn't really funny.

The crux of the video is that they're showing you how easy it is to get kidnapped or raped or whatever when using sites like Craigslist, and going to meet strangers to buy shit off of them. Bundling the guy into the back of a car and pretending to kidnap him in the name of YouTube views is pretty bad, but it's the girl I really felt sorry for. Watch the video (that someone kindly reuploaded) below and see for yourself. Honestly, it's so fucked, I was stunned, sat with my mouth wide open.

The most amazing part of it all is the way these creeps act like they're doing what they do for the greater good. To inform people of the possibilities of what can happen when you go to meet strangers. They take on this patronising tone and say things like "I'm sorry we had to do this to you.' This girl is clearly scared half to death and these cunts say things like 'there were cameras all around the house' as if that makes it ok. Just look at these freaks and listen to the way they talk. So embarrassing and mental.

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