YouTuber ReSet bags 15-month jail sentence for playing a “prank”
A popular Youtuber in Spain Kanghua Ren also known as ReSet has bagged a 15-month jail time for a mean prank he played on a beggar. A few years ago, he filled Oreo cookies with toothpaste and paid a homeless man 20 Euros to eat them. He then recorded it and uploaded it on his ReSet Youtube channel sparking public outrage.
The homeless beggar later fell ill as a result of the prank. The video drew lots of negative comments from viewers who lashed out at him for the mean prank. He later recorded another video where he said, “Maybe I went a little far, but let’s look at the positive side. It will help him clean his teeth, I don’t think he has often brushed his teeth since he became poor.”
When he saw the negative comments and outrage won’t stop, he then added. “If I had done this with a normal person, no one would have said a thing, but as he is a beggar people are complaining.”
Unfortunately for him, the attention of Spanish authorities was drawn to the video. He was eventually arrested and Spanish courts found him guilty of an offence against moral integrity. He was ordered to delete the Youtube channel, pay compensation to the homeless beggar, stays away from YouTube for 5 years and serves a 15-month jail sentence.
However, according to Spanish laws, he will not be serving any jail time. This is because first time offenders who did not commit violent crimes don’t serve jail sentences in Spain. Notwithstanding, his Youtube career is as good as dead.