In September, social media personalities Dan Rue and Nick Joseph (pictured above) posted a video they shot in the Asian country where the two wreak havoc, and even jokingly kidnap a little girl from her family.
As seen here:
Fast forward to this week, the clip has resurfaced, and people are PISSED!
Twitter users are accusing the duo of mocking Japanese people and their language, and making light of a serious issue such as abduction.
As someone who is Asian, the way he was speaking and mocking the language was racist and disrespectful. Especially doing it in public in front of the very people he was poking fun at and using as a joke for view.
— Ani-Mia (@AniMiaOfficial) January 10, 2018
Get out from Japan and never come back
— MN (@singlemaltlion) January 9, 2018
Shame on you. Not funny just unacceptable. Never enter to my country, you aren’t worth to be welcomed.
— Hummingfnfn (@sandel1123) January 9, 2018
On Wednesday, Nick issued a statement saying the child and the family were in on the prank, as the toddler is “clearly laughing in the video.” Additionally, he refuses to apologize as he doesn’t “have time to argue.”
Hope you all kno this was staged with the family and the child is clearly laughing in the video.We had to edit her laugh out the end when we PRETENDED to take her. That’s all I’m saying have a blessed day. Don’t have time to argue it’s clearly a definitive conversation
— DanRue (@DanRue_IG) January 10, 2018
Has the Internet gone too far?? Sure looks like it!
[Image via Nick Joseph/Instagram.]