NYC Subway Officials Slam TikTok User For 'Despicable' Cereal Prank
A TikTok user has found himself in hot water after pulling off a massive cereal prank on a New York City subway carriage.
Josh Popkin posted two videos onto his account this week (one has since been taken down to his more than 3.3 million followers.
In one of the videos, the social media user showed himself pouring a literal bucketload of cereal into a large container before adding in a literal bucketload of milk.
Popkin attempts to eat the food with a ladle before getting to the video's climax: pouring the whole thing on the floor.
The 23-year-old narrates the video with: "I got the munchies on the subway today. So I pulled out some cereal and started chomping away.
"People started staring at me but I just assumed everyone recognised me from my OnlyFans. They all looked really hungry though. So then I asked if anyone wanted cereal and that's when it all fell. People started getting mad."
I mean, 'fell' is a word you can use but if you look at the video, there's nothing to indicate that this was an accident.
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In another video uploaded to the social media site, Josh's narration says: "I accidentally dropped a whole tub of cereal on the subway today. I was like 'not my Fruity Pepples'.
"Everyone started moving away and filming me. But I was like 'can someone help?' Surprisingly, no one offered so I had to put the soggy cereal back in myself
A new low: Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic. And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable. https://t.co/hMu8g5cJY9- MTA. Stay Home. Stop the Spread. (@MTA) May 13, 2020
"Someone was like, 'I cannot believe this is happening.' I was like, 'I can't believe this is happening again'."
But the hate didn't just come from people on the subway carriage.
When the footage was uploaded to TikTok, people attacked Popkin on other social media platforms, like Twitter.
One person wrote: "Disrupting peoples lives for a stupid joke, while also putting people's lives at risk bc he's not even wearing the mask properly smh."
Another added: "So let me get this straight, this guy dumps cereal on a subway train that custodial workers have been tirelessly cleaning to ensure the safety of the public and posted it on TikTok as a joke? All while inconveniencing essential workers?"
It even attracted the attention of NYC subway officials, who wrote: "A new low: Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic. And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable."
Popkin was being represented by Dulcedo Management, however, according to Insider, he's since been dropped.
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