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  1. Happy Panda says

    Wow. These are cruel. The cheating one I’ve seen as a trend of TikTok and I agree it is not funny. Why would you want to do that to someone you love?

    In general I think people are taking pranks to a whole other level for views on social media. It’s just not funny. 🤦

    I love playing pranks on my friends and family. But fun pranks like pretending like I’m going to hug them but put my cold hands on their warm face/neck or message a friend’s crush from their phone. 😛

  2. LoseWeightWithAng says

    These are all pretty stupid if you ask me. I’ve seen Youtubers pull awful pranks on people just to get views. One guy electrified his door handle so when his girlfriend got home she would get a little zap. The girlfriend had a phobia of getting electrocuted. I think stuff like that is pretty evil 😐

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  3. Julie Smith says

    I personally don’t like pranks. As an educator, I’ve learned that even the simplest of pranks can be hard for some to process. One year as school librarian, I placed a fancy covered baking dish at the check-out with the note: ‘Help yourself to a Brownie.’ Once opened, the lid displayed another note stating, “GOTCHA! April Fools! Feel free to help yourself to a Brown E!!” And of course the dish was filled with little cutout brown letter E’s. Well, I can tell you, more that a few kiddos burst into tears. A few downright inconsolable. You never know someone else’s threshold for a joke, or what their sense of humor might be. Pranks are a slippery slope for sure!

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh no! The poor kids 🙁 I hope you gave them brownies the next day! It’s a very cute prank but you’re absolutely right, you never know how the recipient will feel about it! Thanks so much for sharing your experience <3 Your comments had landed in my spam :(

  4. vaniheart says

    Recently a 20-year-old YouTuber died, just because he was doing this robbery prank, and the other person shot him in his self-defense!!!!
    I was shaken to the core after reading this news,
    I agree with all of your points 💖💖

  5. Yinda says

    I agree with you on so many of these points. Tik tok is becoming more ghetto by the day with these crappy pranks. If a friend ever pranked me with a snake, LOL, that might actually be the end of our friendship. People need to understand that there should be boundaries.

  6. Amethyst says

    I completely agree. What is funny about any of these pranks? They cause pain, heartache or incite anxiety or fear. People take things to far for social media likes. What has happened to the days of simple pranks that brought laughter without hurting someone?

    • Shelly DS says

      Yes! It’s such a weird concept to me, but I suppose with people earning income based on the number of followers and view they get, you can pretty much expect them to try anything. It’s sad.

      • Amethyst says

        It is sad. Hopefully people will realise how these types of prank can negatively impact people’s lives and put a stop to it.

  7. Kate says

    Anyone who pulls a ‘prank’ like this isn’t a friend at all. It’s so selfish if you’re doing this to people purely for your own entertainment.

  8. ThinkTalk says

    Good talk, Shelly DS. Definitely not funny. I don’t like them one bit. Both posters of the ugly pranks and viewers are guilty. Thanks for drawing attention to it.

  9. Lady B says

    I agree with all of this! I don’t think any of that is funny. I definitely have a phobia of snakes and spiders and that would be the list hurtful thing my people can do to me. A lot of these pranks are fears of mine, so I don’t think they’re cool. Maybe that’s why the pranksters do it, because it isn’t something they’ve actually had to endure. I don’t know, but I leave those alone. I’m a big prankster with my boys though, just not with that type of stuff.

    • Shelly DS says

      Gosh yeah… do you think it’s a phase of the century? I can’t imagine why people would continue such silly pranks even after many news reports of prank related deaths!

  10. Dacia says

    Why would anyone think these are okay? None of these are okay! My son likes to watch prank videos on YouTube and honestly, not a one is funny to me. Most are just downright disgusting or irritating.

  11. Delicate and brutal says

    I’m particularly with you on the robbery/murder prank. Someone I was close with had their house robbed, set on fire, and her granddaughter was brutally murdered. It started off “as a joke” and turned into a horrible nightmare. My heart broke for my friend and her loss. So those who think posting prank videos of this type of shit is funny, they can go *bleep* off

  12. missybeelondon says

    These people are really going all out for the likes.
    But we as humans are intrigued how people react.
    But these pranks are not good
    And could lead to the trust factor being lost from the audience

    • Shelly DS says

      Hmmm I actually hadn’t thought about the trust factor. That’s a very good point! I also think the person being pranked will lose trust and find it difficult to distinguish between jokes and reality.

  13. Shay says

    I agree with you! I’ve watched a prank where this boyfriend dyed his girlfriends LONG hair, which must have taken years to grow, with permanent dye. I don’t understand what part of it was a prank because her hair was ACTUALLY dyed and damaged. So silly

      • Shay says

        Exactlyyy I would never forgive someone for that! They have broken up after years of YouTube pranks, probably for the best!

  14. Anonymous says

    Pregnancy pranks,death pranks,cheating pranks , miscarriage pranks hell no you don’t need to lose something great you have for nothing. Respect & protect each other emotionally .

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