Deadly urge for fame makes YouTubers do crazy things.
Monalisa Perez, a mother of two from the USA, has to serve a 180-day jail term for an attempted viral youtube stunt gone wrong. Her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz thought of the stunt to fire a gun at him from a foot away while he held a 1.5-inch thick book which he thought would shield him. However, the bullet pierced through the book fatally injuring Ruiz. She now faces 10 days in prison, 10 days out for 6 months amounting to 90 days in jail. The last 90 days can be served in home confinement.
She has also been banned from owning firearms and can’t make financial gain from the case. The Norman County Attorney James Brue said, “the reality [is] that this foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on his assurances that the stunt was safe.”
But, this isn’t the first time a YouTuber has done something outrageous for views. A couple of months ago, Logan Paul went into the Japanese suicide forest and took videos of a dead body for all to see.
There was a huge backlash from the internet as many thought that this was disrespectful, he then took down the video.
By Madison and Simmone – Correspondents for the General News section.