A social experiment video that has gone viral on Facebook showing an actor punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach on a busy London street is being slammed as insensitive and pointless.
While the hoax prank has unleashed backlash on social media with several users arguing they fail to see the point of such an experiment and that the prank has gone too far, it was also shocking to note that most onlookers had ignored the spatting couple even when the actor was getting physical, reported
In one scene, the female actor is seen asking two men directions, when the male actor punches her in the stomach, yelling and accusing her of ‘flirting with married me’. But none of the onlookers intervene.
Later, when he punches her in the face, a couple intervene and request the male actor to leave the woman alone.
These videos are irrelevant, comments a Facebook user, while another says “it isn’t funny, especially when so many woman are getting seriously hurt from domestic violence and people take it as a prank.”