An Australian YouTuber and Tiktok user has caused an uproar during a prank that is not only stupid during a pandemic but also insensitive.
The Queenslander's prank video sees him walk up behind people and pretend to sneeze on them but actually he's just spraying them with water.
It's not hard to work out why that's a bad idea when we've been told about the danger of water droplets in sneezes and coughs due to Covid-19.
But the prank video took a concerning twist when the internet personality did the prank on a homeless person.
The rough sleeper kept moving and it's difficult to discern what happened next as the video cuts out but it seems like the man was unfazed by the incident.
There has been a vicious reaction to the video since it was posted on social media.
One person ripped into the social media influencer, writing: "Imagine sitting around with your group of friends thinking how you need new content and thinking of this bright idea to go out into the public and pick on the less fortunate.
"You have just proven that you have a complete lack of empathy towards other human beings. Imagine anyone thinking this is remotely funny... what repulsive behaviour."
The video has since been scrubbed from the internet and no apology has been issued as a result of the backlash. He has also taken down his Instagram account.
This particular video is one in a series of sneeze pranks that the personality appears to utilise for his followers all in the name of 'comedy'.
The personality sparked similar outrage two years ago when he uploaded a series of pranks showing him go up to unsuspecting people and blast airhorns close to their ears.
He and his brother were charged with assault back when one of the victims of his pranks ended up with a damaged eardrum.
At the time, the influencer told Channel 7: "If the guy's ear's hurt, yeah I do [regret it]. I guess people might find it offensive but at the end of the day, we're just trying to have a laugh."
Lawyer Paul McGirr told Channel 7: "[They] may think it's only mucking around, unfortunately for them the test is on the alleged victim and how they feel as a result of that prank."
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