The sheer amount of news stories on this website dedicated to revealing or covering the horrific behaviour of YouTube pranksters is, quite frankly, awful. Every week new videos are being uploaded of pranking channels staging drive-by shootings, sexually harassing people (or actors, who knows these days) and even creating bomb hoaxes in order to film a reaction. However, whilst these ‘pranks’ never physically affect any of their victims, TrollStation have just crossed a line by such a degree we don’t think they should ever come back.
Over the weekend, the Million Women Rise rally was happening at Trafalgar Square in London. The march was created to “end violence against girls and women”, but instead of pranking peacefully, the team decided to rile up the protestors in what as been branded one of their most “revolting” stunts to date. Following a heated discussion/argument between a man and a woman about their personal space and right to protest peacefully, the woman is seen taking a swing at the mans face before she is eventually smacked in the head with a bottle. Yes, we’re not sugar-coating this. Watch below.
Immediately after the strike and the woman is seen lying on the floor, TrollStation extras stream into shot to disperse the angry crowd by claiming “it was a prank” and that they were “making a promo”. It’s also revealed that both the man and woman are actors and that the bottle was in fact made out of sugar, therefore it did not hurt when it struck it’s target. However Sarah Green, from the End Violence Against Women Coalition, begs the question; “What was supposed to come out of that? There are really good political uses of street theatre, with a good idea and a good purpose, but that’s not it”.
TrollStation have come under fire in the past for pointing guns and threatening the general public (including Police officers), which led to them being told that if their actions continued they “could be shot”. Their behaviour continues to grow more and more controversial to the point that we’re genuinely concerned someone will be harmed for real in the near future. We want to say ‘watch this space’, but to avoid giving TrollStation the views they’re desperately baiting for, then please do not watch the channel and avoid them as much as possible.