Not a day goes by at the moment in which we’re not reporting on YouTube pranksters getting arrested, doing something stupid or actually going to jail. This time around though, a pair of Australian brothers who were due in court to hear about their offensive public behaviour, will not be sentenced to prison – instead they just had to publicly apologise for their acts of prank terrorism. That’s it.
Max and Arman of the Jalal Brothers YouTube channel, were arrested back in February 2016 after being accused of public nuisance offences. The two uploaded multiple videos of themselves dressed up in traditional Arabic dress carrying out fake drive-by shootings and bomb hoaxes on the general public of Melbourne. Instead of having a conviction against their name, the judge allowed the boys an hour to come up with an apology that was “more convincing than Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s” recent attempt.
In a video posted to the Herald Sun, their public apologies go as follows (the first statement is from Max, 20); “Your honour. I am sorry for any fear or anxiety caused by my behaviour in the community. Our primary goal was to entertainment people through satiric comments. It’s obvious that in the past we had not made the best decisions. We were new to all of this at the time, although this has been a really good wake up call for us. We plan on pursuing a career in entertainment with better choices and more responsibility”.
Finishing up the statements is Arman, 18, who said the follower; “Your Honour. I’ve heard all my brother has said and I agree with everything. I am also sorry for any fear or concern I may have caused to anybody. Thank you for the opportunity for diversion”. What do you think about their statements? Do you believe they were sincere, or should they have been jailed for terrorism as originally predicted? Let us know in the comments below.
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