Youtuber banned for 5 years after feeding a toothpaste fill Oreos to a homeless man
21 years old Chinese youtuber Kanghua Ren who is famous for his channel ReSet is facing an unusual sentence by a judge. The YouTuber has been banned for 5 years from the platform for the video that he posted in January 2o17.
The Barcelona-based prankster faced the sentence because he made a video tricking a homeless person into eating Oreo cookies filled with toothpaste and then joking they would clean him.
In that deleted video the content creator Kanghua Ren filmed himself filling the cookies with toothpaste before repackaging them and handing them over to an old homeless man, named Gheorge L. He also made some bad remarks at the end of the video saying, “Maybe I’ve gone a bit far, but look at the positive side: This will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn’t cleaned them since he became poor.”
Later, Gheorge L vomited right after eating the cookies. He also interviews a newspaper saying, “I have never been treated so poorly while living on the street.”
Kanghua went again to Gheorge L and recorded another video saying on camera, “People exaggerate over jokes in the street (played) on a beggar, when surely if it’s done to a normal person they wouldn’t say anything.”
He and a friend then visited the homeless man a third time for another video in which they planned to spend the night with him, but a witness called the police. The Youtuber’s videos attract millions of views, made $2,475 in advertising from the video, but now has to give it to the court.
Prosecutors are calling it a crime against integrity, but he won’t be in prison for 15-month as he doesn’t have any prior criminal record. At the ruling, the judge called Kanghua’s actions “a clear and unequivocal act of vexatious content” and that the toothpaste the homeless person ate caused “physical suffering.” He must also pay 20,000 euros ($22,305) to the victim in compensation, according to El Pais.