Another day another Youtube prank/experiment goes viral. Today's viral experiment is a little more interesting and seems like it took more effort to conduct.
The premise is that two couple's walk through differing neighbourhoods, simple enough, but it gets a little more intense than that. One couple dresses up as a Muslim man and a Jewish lady and their job is to walk through a Jewish neighbourhood. The other couple has to dress up as a Jewish man and a Muslim lady and have to walk through a Muslim neighbourhood, still with me?
The video begins and both couples receive a number of stares sparking people's interest whilst in these unconventional relationships. A police officer declines to comment on the relationship when asked by on of the participants.
The first confrontation is had in the Muslim community where the Jewish man and the Muslim women are approached by three men who begin to discuss their relationship. One of the men claims that the couple is making "Islam look bad" and that they should "Try this in Brooklyn", a more Jewish area.
The Muslim man and Jewish lady are mostly catcalled whilst walking through the Jewish neighbourhood, turning heads from all directions. A Jewish man hurls abuse at the Muslim man by calling him a terrorist the camera man tells him to say it to the camera whilst the harasser walks into a shop. A number of cars blast their horns at the couple, trying to get the couple's attention. The couple is then recorded by a man walking behind them for 25 minutes, creepy.
Unsurprisingly, the results of the experiment were not pleasant for either of the couples.
In true youtube experiment fashion, the producers try and can in a happy ending to their video. They begin asking people what they feel about the couples walking together and begin to receive positive feedback with harmonious background music increasing in volume, ahh.
The comments on the video are mostly disgusted a the behaviour of the people uttering abuse at the couple, Vishal Mura comment "How do they know that woman was a jew?", which is a very fair point as it looks like a Muslim man walking with a white woman and nothing else until they state she's Jewish.
Next time they have to this experiment again but both couples have to walk through a Donald Tump rally.