Dr. Phil To Teen Who Pranks Strangers On Videos: ‘What You’re Doing Is Ambushing People’

Chaz says he wants to be a social media star and that his “brand” is being obnoxious and making prank videos that target strangers in public places. “During this pandemic, you know everyone is wearing a mask, so my normal pranks that I want to do, I can’t do because I can’t get those facial expressions,” says Chaz. “So I think - what pranks can I do to get guaranteed reactions?” “It’s not creative,” says Dr. Phil, adding, “What you’re doing is ambushing people.” “It’s everything wrong with social media,” says life development coach and best-selling author, Mike Bayer. “I don’t understand how you can rationalize and take advantage of people who are just trying to get through their day.” Chaz claims that in reality, he is a “good person” and that the person he portrays in his videos “is not who I really am.” Chaz’s father, Bob, says he doesn’t find Chaz’s videos funny and no longer watches them. Bob says he wants Chaz to go to college, but the 17-year-old insists that college is “a complete waste of time.” Is there a way for both Chaz and Bob to get what they want? Watch more from Thursday’s episode here. Dr. Phil airs Monday-Friday. Find your local listing here. Mike Bayer is a life development coach and Founder and CEO of CAST Centers. His latest book, “One Decision: The First Step to a Better Life,” is available now, everywhere books are sold. Check here to find out how you can order. WATCH: Dad Says He Wants 17-Year-Old Son To Go To College, But Teen Wants To Be A Social Media Star Instead TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: At odds with a family member?