Practical jokes, or otherwise known as pranks, seem to be a rising trend among Malaysian YouTubers these days.
Following Mizan Majid’s viral fake slap prank (or as he called it, Prank Gertak Tampar Orang), a content creator came under fire this week for his tangkap basah (catching people in close proximity) prank video on his official YouTube channel.
In the viral video, the YouTuber, known as Ammar Nazhan, along with the rest of his crew members plotted to prank two of their own. They deliberately left two of their friends (one man and one woman) inside a house, while the rest of them went out to buy food and meet their friends. The situation began heating up when three individuals, claiming to be religious officers, raided the house!
The officers later asked the couple to get married, with all of their friends serving as witnesses to their wedding. Although both pleaded not guilty of committing khalwat (close proximity), one of the officers still continued to insist on a solemnisation ceremony. Towards the end of the 17-minute long video, the duo were then informed that it was all a setup by their friends.
Scrolling through the comments section, it turns out that a lot of people weren’t really impressed with the prank, despite Ammar himself claiming it was just for entertainment. Many netizens argued that the content displayed by the YouTuber is clearly not suitable for the Malaysian audience, which may consist of children and teenagers.
Additionally, there were also some who raised their concerns over the fact that the content shown by Ammar still received positive feedback from a few netizens. In their opinion, this seemingly normalises the prank pulled by him and his gang.
Check out some of the reactions left by them below:
The video, which has amassed over 1.2 million views at the time of writing (Friday, 22nd October), is still available on Ammar’s official channel. Watch it here:
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