A YouTuber has received a huge backlash after filming an acid attack ‘prank’ video.
Arya Mosallah, 22, for some stupid reason decided it would be funny to spontaneously throw water into strangers’ faces, hoping they would react thinking it was acid.
Because nothing is funnier than taking the mickey out of acid attack victims…
You can watch the video here:
Arya went around London throwing water at unsuspecting strangers.
In one part of the video he chucked water over a kind woman who was helping him get up after she thought he had fallen over.
In another clip Arya can be seen chatting up a woman at a bus stop and throws water in her face after she turns him down. The comedy genius. My sides are splitting because of all the funny this man possesses; assaults against the person, misogyny… Wow.
Many viewers are questioning how appropriate the already idiotic and ridiculous prank video is considering how many people have been affected by acid attacks over the past couple of years.
A user known as Poogles wrote in the comments:
Considering acid attack are increasingly common in London. This maybe isn’t the best idea.
Patrick W said:
With the increasing number of acid attacks on the streets of London, this video is anything but funny.
And Mazin Qudus added:
Considering some people are scarred for life because acid attacks, this is not funny and throwing water on people faces’ is also not funny. Hope someone puts him in his place.
This video is the second in a series which shows Arya throwing water into people’s faces.
The first was uploaded in July 2017 and received almost 200,000 likes, leading to Arya filming a second.
He claims that if this video gets over 150,000 likes he will film a third.
Attacks involving corrosive substances have more than doubled in England since 2012 with London having the most dramatic rise in recent years.
According to the Metropolitan Police, there were 261 attacks in 2015, rising to 458 in 2016
There were 431 acid attacks in London last year with the majority of incidents involving sulphuric acid.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) July 14, 2017
A spokesman from the Metropolitan Police spoke to the Metro about this controversial video stating:
The Metropolitan Police Service has been made aware of a man carrying out stunts that may cause alarm or distress to members of the public and lead to a police response that could end as a waste of police time.
Should police be called to any such incidents, consideration will be given to any possible offences committed and could lead to arrest(s).
The Met is not currently aware of any allegations being made to police and there have been no arrests. We would advise anyone who is a victim of this man’s irresponsible behaviour to contact police.
If you have been affected by an acid attack, contact Acid Survivors Trust International for support and advice.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.