A YouTuber from Spain who uploaded a prank video in which hehas been sentenced to 15 months in prison and has been banned from making videos for five years.
But the YouTuber known as ReSet, whose real name is Kanghua Ren and who has 1.2 million subscribers, uploaded a video on Sunday in which he implored his followers not to believe everything the media said.
Its unclear if that video, which is monetized and which has already garnered more than 75,000 views, violates the Barcelona courts order not to create any more vlogs.
ReSet also has been fined 20,000 ($22,340) for the incident, which was found to violate moral integrity.
The incident occurred in 2017 when ReSet, who was then 20 years old, filmed himself scraping out the filling from cookies and replacing it with toothpaste. He showed himself approaching a homeless man, giving him the cookies and a 20 bill. After eating the cookies, the man reportedly vomited and feared for his life.
On the video, which has since been deletedwhich earned ReSet 2,000 according to court documentshe said, Maybe Ive gone a bit far, but look at the positive side: This will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasnt cleaned them since he became poor.
Prosecutors said ReSet later offered the mans family 300 to stay silent about the incident.
According to the New York Times, ReSet isnt likely to spend any time in prison, because Spanish law normally allows sentences under two years for first-time offenders in nonviolent crimes to be suspended.
None of that stopped ReSet from taking his case to YouTube on Sunday on a different YouTube channel that has more than 260,000 subscribers.
In the video description of the video, he wrote that newspapers make up words to make people look bad (even though he said the stories werent completely false).
According to Spanish media reports, ReSets defense in court was that the video was simply a joke for his fans. I do things to mount a show: People like what is morbid, he reportedly told the court. The judge, though, said ReSet had shown cruel behaviors against easy or vulnerable victims.
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