People will do anything for clout — even if it means that innocent people get hurt in the process.
For proof of this, look no further than TikTok star fckjoshy. On May 12, the notorious prankster, who has more than 3.3 million followers, decided to purposely spill a giant container of cereal and milk on a subway train simply so he could film it for a video.
“I accidentally spilled a whole tub of cereal on the subway today,” fckjoshy says in the video as he “accidentally” spills a HUGE container of cereal all over the place. The milk and cereal splatter all over the place, causing fellow subway riders to pick up and move so as not to get wet.
Though fckjoshy thought his video was funny, commenters found it tasteless and selfless — especially during a pandemic when essential workers are already risking their lives to clean the subway system every night.
“Jesus man this just completely blows,” one person said. “Be better. You’re splashing people with milk while they are trying not to get sick. Be better than this.”
“This really isn’t funny,” another user added. “It’s just inconsiderate to the passengers & MTA workers who have sacrificed themselves going in to work as essential workers.”
“They’re closing the subways to sanitize during the night due to the corona virus, this is disrespectful and just upsetting. You should be staying home,” a third person wrote.
On Twitter, the MTA weighed in as well and called fckjoshy’s video “despicable.”
A new low: Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic. And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable. https://t.co/hMu8g5cJY9— MTA. Stay Home. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) May 13, 2020
“A new low: Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic,” the subway system wrote. “And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable.”
Though fckjoshy has yet to comment on the backlash, hopefully he’s learned his lesson and won’t be spilling cereal on the subway any time soon.
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