Buskers are divisive figures at times, some are great, some are not so great. But one lad's performance really rubbed someone up the wrong way recently. See it for yourself:
Matt Johnson, from Leeds, had just belted out a rendition of 'Easy on Me' by Adele, when someone came up to him to hand him a note.
In a video posted to his TikTok account, the 20-year-old can be seen holding a piece of paper he's just been given.
A voice in the background they says: "That’s for you mate, all the best. I love your stuff, you are f*****g amazing.
"You should do it without the backing track, you were f****g amazing, honestly it is I love it, f****g amazing."
Obviously bowled over by the kind words, Matt is beaming by this point.
However, that all changes when he opens the note and reads the message inside.
It says: "Buskers are supposed to cheer people up you depressing c**t, love from a real busker."
Good to see people supporting the local music scene, isn't it?
Clearly upset, Matt looks off at the person walking away, who shouts back at him: "Is that alright, yeah, stop reading the words off your phone."
Sharing the video to his account, Matt wrote: "Today I was busking and a guy who was rude to me last year handed me a piece of paper. Disgusting."
Since it was posted, the video has been watched over two million times, with more than 187,000 likes.
And thousands have also piled into the comments to share their anger at the man's incredibly mean note.
"He definitely just lost all his money in the bookies," wrote one.
Another chipped in: "The fact it is on a bookies piece of paper says it all."
"Hey, I walked past you today and you were so good," put a third.
While another added: "No this made me sad, you're actually amazing."
Speaking about the encounter, Matt said: "In the moment if I had said what I wanted to say I probably would have been just as bad as him.
"Now I’ve had time to reflect on it all and I’ve realised it’s nothing to do with me and he is just a bitter man.
"I hope he finds peace and happiness soon and stops dragging people down to make himself feel better about whatever is going on in his life.
"I think in the heat of the moment I didn’t even fully realise what had been said by him until I got home and watched over the live stream.
"It must have been the adrenaline from it all which made everything kind of a quick blur at first."
Featured Image Credit: Deadline
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