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YouTube prankster gets jail sentence and 5 year ban from YouTube

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YouTube prankster Kanghua Ren, who filled the center of an Oreo cookie with toothpaste and offered it to an unsuspecting homeless man in Barcelona, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for violating that man’s moral integrity. Ren was also ordered to pay the victim 20,000 euros (or roughly $22,400), given that Ren’s videos about the stunt had earned him 2,000 euros, the judge noted. Finally the court ordered that Ren’s YouTube and social media channels be shuttered for five years.

That said, The New York Times reports that Ren is unlikely to serve any time because Spanish law typically lets first-time offenders in nonviolent crimes go if the sentence falls under two years. Ren’s YouTube channel still appears to be online — with his most recent video, a Fortnite stream, being posted just two weeks ago.

“I do things to mount a show,” Ren said in court by way of defense, per the Times. “People like what is morbid.”


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Way too harsh. The world has gone crazy. New York Times banning satire cartoons, AFL banning footy members for barracking too loud for their team, outrage everywhere from the left. Not ok to make Con the Fruiterer jokes these days, can't wear Cowboys and Indians costumes, it's out of control. Soon we'll all be eating smashed avocados and drinking designer lattes with foot long hipster beards.
 
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Way too harsh. The world has gone crazy. New York Times banning satire cartoons, AFL banning footy members for barracking too loud for their team, outrage everywhere from the left. Not ok to make Con the Fruiterer jokes these days, can't wear Cowboys and Indians costumes, it's out of control. Soon we'll all be eating smashed avocados and drinking designer lattes with foot long hipster beards.
I agree. His prank was very bad taste and morally wrong but a jail sentence and banned for 5 years is completely OTT.

People love to be offended now and they love it even more telling other people how offended they are.
 
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