Some pranks are harmless like the ones you’d see on “Gags Just For Laughs” where most if not all their pranks just simply confuse people about what is going on in front of them.
But some pranks can be disturbing and not just to the one being pranked but to the audience as well. If you want to make a prank video as content for your social media or YouTube channel, better think of the outcome as well because this TikTok user did not (or maybe he did).
Recently, TikTok user @izuan_razali was under fire for his recent prank video. In the video, Izuan was seen walking with a woman and pretending to be on the phone when he suddenly grabbed another woman’s hand who was presumably walking with her husband.
The man the woman was with then yelled at Izuan for grabbing her hand and even threatened to hit him. The TikTok video gained a lot of attention with 837.7k views, 24.6k likes and over 1k comments. Netizens criticised the prank video saying it was out of line.
Regardless if the prank video was real or planned, netizens were still not happy. Some netizens commented that the content creator should be more considerate before posting or even making these kind of content. Some speculated that the prank is not real and that it was all an act.
A few days after being heavily criticised by netizens, Izuan, who is also an actor known for his ‘gangster’ roles, posted a follow up video explaining the situation and apologising to those affected by the video. In his tearful apology video, the actor clarified that the prank was all an act and that it was for a scene for an upcoming short drama that he wrote.
This wasn’t Izuan’s first time making netizens unsatisfied with his content. The 30-year-old once made a spontaneous prank video where he yelled at a shop owner , another involving actor Aaron Aziz and one time where he let out his anger on a reporter who was interviewing him.