Members of a popular internet forum supported a 20-year-old who demanded his older brother replace his broken mobile phone, despite a child on the way.
in viral form reddit The post posted on hole r/AmITheA**, Redditor u/RealisticStreet1827 (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said his phone crashed during one of his 23-year-old brother’s practical jokes and explained how he was almost ashamed of paying for damage himself.
entitled “[Am I the a**hole] For asking my baby brother on the way to buy me a new phone[?]” The Mail It has received over 4,500 upvotes and nearly 1,000 comments in the past day.
The OP started “My brother… is an aspiring prank user on YouTube”. “[I] I’m a technical expert and I was recently the victim of one of his stupid pranks.”
Continuing to explain that he saves enough to buy a new iPhone every year, the OP said that recently, his latest device was irreparably damaged.
“The whole joke was that he sneaks up behind me, grabs my iPhone, runs into the bathroom and throws it into the wall,” the OP wrote. “As you might expect, the phone was broken… and it couldn’t be fixed.”
“When I started yelling at my brother he told me he was just trying to make money for his kid,” the OP continued. “I told [him] He owes me $1,200 for my purchase [a] The new iPhone. “
“It’s finally [paid] But he told me I was taking money straight from the pocket of his unborn child.”
While some YouTubers use the platform to showcase their interests or passion for making films, others are spurred on by financial gain and the potential to turn millions of subscribers into millions of dollars.
One cult of money-hungry YouTubers are scammers – those who are willing to push the envelope to attract as many eyes as possible.
With huge audiences and bigger bank accounts, prank-based creators like Nelk and TopNotch Idiots have created enthusiastic fan bases that chime in when new videos are released and show financial support through promotion and paywalled content.
However, not all joking YouTubers are successful, and in some cases, they reach risky situations The result of rude videos.
On multiple occasions, scammers found themselves in the line of fire, and it was mentioned Last year a man was shot and killed in Nashville after a robbery “prank” went wrong in an indoor trampoline park.
Although the OP’s brother’s prank didn’t escalate into a life-threatening ordeal, there were costly consequences.
During the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Redditors were adamant that the OP’s brother deserved these consequences and needed to pay for the broken cellphone, regardless of its status as a expecting father.
“[Not the a**hole]Redditor u/Dabbles-In-Irony wrote in the top comment of the post, which has nearly 9,000 upvotes. This wasn’t a joke, that was straight stupidity. “
“Who throws a phone at the wall and doesn’t expect it to break?” Keep going. “Your brother doesn’t seem mature enough to have a baby.”
Redditor u/Ok_Wrongdoer_9672, whose comment received nearly 3,000 votes, echoed that sentiment.
They wrote “agreed”. “If you want to ‘prank’ someone by damaging their property, you must be willing to pay to replace it.”
“This is no joke,” Redditor u/InvestigatorLive1746 echoed. “I broke it, I bought it.”
In a separate comment, with over 2,400 upvotes, Redditor u/Moral_Tach provided a more rigorous assessment of the OP’s circumstances.
“The ambitious YouTube prank song is the dumbest string of words I’ve ever heard, especially if his idea of pranks involved crimes on camera,” they wrote. “[Not the a**hole] And I’m praying for this child’s future.”
NEWSWEEK u/RealisticStreet1827 has been reached for comment.