On January 31st 2017, we released a skit on our YouTube Channel entitled “What You Shouldn’t Say/Do at A Funeral Home“. The very next day, our one of the scenes was cropped out and republished by Media Take Out with an exaggerating story. This scene included Kenstarrz, slapping our very own Joselito in the face as he laid in a casket, pretending to be a dead man. Baring the fact that it was sought out to be a scene happening on Facebook live, Media Take Out thought it was real and published the video on their Facebook page and website. People quickly shared this video, making major headlines across the globe from reputable websites and celebrities, to radio stations and news channels. Overnight this video fooled over 10 million+ people. What added to the video was how it was titled “Gang Member Goes To RIVALS Funeral And He SLAPS The Dead Man, While He Lays In His COFFIN!!”. This gave the video the needed incentive to have people click in and watch. There was a ton of reactions, some quickly took onto YouTube to create reaction videos and give their opinions. After 48 hours of the internet going crazy, the video was deemed a hoax when the original source of the video was revealed. Some sites even called it the greatest prank of 2017. But nonetheless, both 8JTV alongside Kenstarzz made history worldwide receiving great recognition and major buzz with this very cleaver scene.
Check out the headlines made by sites on this video below:
The many celebrities that took on this video believing it was real includes
- Kodak black
- French Montana
- Slim Thug
Facebook pages that also posted this clip included
- All Deff Digital
- Baller Alert
In conclusion, this video had a great run and proved that not everything you see is true. Check out much more of our content here on our website and subscribe to our YouTube channel.