Facebook user Leo Kho’s post received attention after sharing about how his friend got pranked by a ‘YouTuber’ to deliver food to a memorial park.
On 23 October, Leo shared a series of screenshots on Facebook that include the conversation of his friend, a food delivery rider and a YouTuber named Jason. The conversation started with the YouTuber sending the location of the destination, which happened to be at a memorial park, and asked the rider to deliver food to a person there ‘without disturbing him’. He also transferred RM50 of delivery fees to the rider.
現在的YouTuber套路真的是深? RM5000直接给我朋友也可以红 没必要让我朋友去富贵山庄?#富贵山庄你红了#垃圾YouTuber#5000块就可以玩弄别人#百家外卖小哥#兄弟要求我代发
After arriving at the memorial park, the rider got confused and asked, “Are you sure you gave the right location? Do you know where this is? What is happening?”, with some videos of the place attached. The YouTuber then replied, “This is too funny. Bro, do you mind being on YouTube? It’s a prank”, and added the laugh-cry emoji.
The rider got mad for being pranked and expressed his anger. Unexpectedly, the YouTuber then transferred another RM5000 to the rider to calm him down. “Please answer my call, we can talk, don’t be angry,” the YouTuber said, to which the rider replied with a long paragraph criticising the YouTuber for bullying riders and creating inappropriate content.
At the time of writing, the post has gotten 3.2k shares, with many netizens wanting the Chinese media news sites to report about this incident to educate the youngsters and put an end to this type of unhealthy trend for YouTube content.
The comments, however, are vastly divided. Some are saying that the action of the YouTuber itself is wrong and disrespectful, while some say that the rider should stay silent if he had gladly kept the RM5000.
“This is the standard of YouTubers nowadays?”
“This kind of people is immoral, God will handle them, believe it’s just a matter of time”
“Please learn to respect everyone, respect every occupation!”
“The society is sick, so what if you’re rich if you don’t know mutual respect?”
“Did you return the 5000, if no then you have no rights to scold people”
“I want to send (the food), no problem even if I send dozens of times, let’s see if he has the money or I have the time”
“Have you already taken the 5000”
Besides, there are also netizens who doubt the entire incident, with evidence like the non-existent phone number, and the fact that the YouTuber has the personal bank account of the rider.
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