Kidnapping prank on IShowSpeed gone wrong as YouTuber Arab in Brazil terrifies the streamer – Popular YouTuber IShowSpeed found himself in a terrifying situation during a trip to Brazil when he was seemingly kidnapped by gang members. Adding to the twist, it was all part of an elaborate prank orchestrated by fellow content creator ‘Arab.’
While live-streaming and walking through districts in Brazil, IShowSpeed was suddenly confronted by individuals brandishing weapons, creating a scenario that left the YouTuber genuinely frightened. However, the ordeal turned out to be an orchestrated prank, with Arab joining in on the act by dancing and chanting with the gang shortly after the “kidnapping.”
Kidnapping prank on IShowSpeed gone wrong as YouTuber Arab in Brazil terrifies the streamer
Arab, known for frequenting dangerous locations for his YouTube content, disclosed to Dexerto the details of planning this unsettling prank. He revealed that he initially intended to incorporate guns and more lethal weapons into the prank if IShowSpeed was streaming on Kick instead of YouTube. Due to platform regulations, the decision was made to use props like baseball bats instead of actual weapons.
IShowSpeed’s kidnapping in Brazil… 😵‼️
( New angle of the prank. ) pic.twitter.com/7PhvqUKuRs
— DramaAlert (@DramaAlert) January 8, 2024
Arab expressed that the intention behind the prank was to create a sensational viral moment. Despite IShowSpeed’s current lack of forgiveness, Arab believes that the sheer number of views generated by the prank will eventually lead to reconciliation.
Showcasing an unconventional approach to content creation, Arab’s YouTube content often involves visiting some of the world’s most daunting locations. In a recent series, he lived with the Mexican cartel and even conducted an interview with a hitman.
The incident sparks discussions about the limits of pranks on social media platforms, raising questions about the ethical boundaries content creators should adhere to when attempting to capture attention. IShowSpeed’s genuine fear during the prank also highlights the potential risks associated with such extreme forms of content creation
The YouTube community reacted to this controversial prank, some labelling it as a “prank” while others criticising such scary acts.