YouTubers aren’t exactly known for being tactful, so perhaps it should come as no surprise to hear that UK-based vlogger Arya Mosallah has come under fire for a prank involving throwing water in people’s faces in the streets of London in the manner of an acid attack. Given the fact that recent numbers indicate the UK has the highest number of recorded acid attacks per person of any country, people have rightfully taken offense to the 22-year-old's tasteless prank. More than 400 incidents have been recorded between December 2016 and April 2017, giving the UK an average of two acid attacks a day.
Mosallah uploaded a video of the prank, which has since been removed, to his "ItzArya" YouTube account, and it was met with some serious heat in the comments section. "With the increasing number of acid attacks on the streets of London, this video is anything but funny," one person wrote. Twitter, as usual, didn't pull any punches either with many users calling Mosallah out for his
thoughtlessness remarkable ignorance.
Think this guy needs to be sat down and have a chat with an acid attack victim. See how funny this type of “prank” is then. https://t.co/NbivGs11Ah— Jamie. (@jamieandrews777) January 28, 2018
its horrific that its labelled as an 'acid attack prank', nothing about an acid attack can be immitated for comedic purposes, disgusting. https://t.co/f5aikEzjO2— Jordan ✌🏼🎥 (@jordans_parker) January 28, 2018
For now, it appears as though Mosallah has decided against filming more pranks like this one. But it's kind of amazing he thought it would be a good idea in the first place.