I’m Not Buying The Thai Domestic Violence Social Experiment Viral

Published on 1st April 2016 by Stickboy BKK

YouTuber My Mate Nate is the guy behind a bunch of clickbait viral prank videos set in Bangkok and Thailand such as “Grabbing Thai Womens Breasts Prank!!”, “Thai Girl Bikini Blown Off Prank!!” and “Using Siri to flirt with Thai Girls”.

Since December 2014 his videos have clocked up over 17 million views, which is pretty good going.

In his latest offering, “Thai Abuse Social Experiment”, he claims it is a social experiment in how people react to domestic abuse in a public place but Stickboy smells a rat.

Before you read any further, if you haven’t seen the video, give it a look.

Now having watched it, you will have noticed the scenes from several locations in a busy park and under a footbridge on a footpath are all cut and chopped with fast, quick edits that jump from scene to scene not giving the viewer much time to see how those around react to the man abusing his wife or girlfriend.

Some scenes are even repeated with the main focus given to the moment a group of joggers supposedly confront the abuser which to me looked as fake as a Sukhumvit Rolex.

I’m sorry but I’m just not buying this. The man and woman can even be seen laughing as they argue in the jogging park.

I think the entire video, not just the couple fighting, but those close by and caught on camera are all in on it.

Now having watched Mr Viral’s “experiment” in how people react when a farrang is abusing his other half take a look at this real life footage filmed on Sukhumvit Road last year and watch how those around react.

A big difference, yeah? I’m guessing because it isn’t someone trying to take us for a ride.

And one final thought. If My Mate Nate made his video to bring attention to such a serious issue by using his popularity as a prankster, I’d like to ask why is he running ads on the video to cash in on it?

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