A YouTuber conducted what he called a ‘social experiment’ by leaving a car adorned with Trump stickers in a ‘black neighborhood’ and filming the results.
Joey Salads, notorious on YouTube for his prank videos, posted the clip on Monday night and quickly received more than 340,000 views.
The video begins with Salads explaining that ‘a lot of black people don’t like Trump’.
He explains that he got a car, put Trump paraphernalia on it and ‘parked it in a black neighborhood’ to see what happens.
Other YouTubers who have significant followings on the site have alleged that his videos are staged, although Salads denies those claims and says they are genuine.
In this video, Salads does not explain where the neighborhood he has left the car is, what it is called or what demographics make it a ‘black’ neighborhood.
After Salads explains the experiment, a title screen says that after only 30 minutes people in the neighborhood begin approaching the car.
For the next minute, a man can be heard complaining about the car and removing some of the Trump items.
He then opens the car door, talking loudly about the Trump items and saying ‘we’re going to see what’s inside the car here’.
The video claims 15 more minutes elapse before the man returns with a group of people. ‘Is this s*** open?’ one person asks.
‘This s*** is open!’ another exclaims.
The group then appears to begin destroying the in perfect unison.
The men are shown tearing at the signs, breaking windows, and throwing rocks at the car.
Then, before all fleeing in unison, a man says: ‘Get out of here with that Trump bulls***.’
Salads then reappears, claiming: ‘As you can see from this video, the black community is very violent towards Trump and his supporters.
‘As I was filming this video, there were people shouting out their windows, ‘F*** Trump.’
‘After filming I talked to some of the spectators who are black, who said that they did low-key support Trump, but they were afraid of the backlash from their community.’
On Facebook, some have posted that they believe the video is fake, while others believe it is genuine.
‘I don’t know how people believe this is legit Joey stop faking pranks bro and making a fool of these people,’ Jakov Gardijan wrote.
Alex Saucedo wrote: ‘Perhaps you could do better when you fake your videos. I also think you should look up “social experiments” on wikipedia, before you start claiming that this is an experiment.’
Bonnie Lou Rodriguez thought that people would’ve had the same reaction to a Hillary Clinton car: ‘They would have done it with Hillary on it too. People are angry.’