A hilarious video’s been released online pointing out everything that’s wrong with prank videos.
The crudely animated cartoon by GradeA UnderA, is a comprehensive break down of everything the animator hates about prank videos. This includes clickbait titles, unfunny innuendo and general twatish behaviour.
The video’s creator perfectly sums up his opinion on prank videos, saying, ‘pranks on You Tube are purely about being a wanker in public’.
However the cartoon’s main point is that a lot of prank videos are actually quite racist and seem to intentionally antagonise black people. GradeA UnderA claims that pranksters target black people because they have ‘better reactions’ which equals more views on a video and consequently more money.
The short cartoon also hints that some online pranksters may in fact fake their videos for cash.
Sam Pepper, a You Tube prankster, recently came under fire for his controversial prank video where he pretended to execute a friend.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.