In today’s edition of Funny Fridays, we going all the way to China. A prank video featuring a ‘jewelry thief’ has gone viral. This video features a woman who pretends to be running off with jewelry she’s supposed to only try on. The plan is to film the reactions of shop attendants–which by the way are priceless! And now Chinese social media is flooded with videos like this one.
Hilarious right? This was the video that started everything, and now Chinese millennials are having a field day trying it.
However, the prank went viral after Indonesian comedy influencer, Harvinth Skin, tried it. Skin tricked a shoe store employee into chasing after him only to watch him jog back into the store. The video has been viewed over a million times on Instagram alone!
“I’m sorry I gave you a heart attack my bro,” Skin wrote.
The current craze in China
Users of Chinese version of Twitter, Tik Tok are hyped about this prank. So much that shop attendants and jewelers are now panicking whenever a customer walks in. Authorities are even on the brink to getting involved because of overwhelming complaints.
Recently, the developers of the app were asked to clean up all viral videos. This is because it was discovered that the platform hosted images that insulted Chinese national heroes.
#FunnyFridays: Jewelry theft prank goes viral in China
Also, the People’s Daily newspaper described the viral video trends as “a threat to the safety of oneself and others” and “vulgar and dangerous.”
But the problem is, Chinese millennials are known for their love for trends and funny videos. Remember the falling stars craze that was the gig a few weeks ago?
Looks like they now have a new headache lol!