Earlier this week, a video claimed to counteract twenty people who took parcels from doorstep with a glitter bomb, viral. Now, the former NASA engineer and YouTube star who made the video confirmed that some of the thieves' reactions were faded.
Rober said that he removed half a second of the recordings from the original video after learning that some of the "thieves" were actually familiar with the person he asked to help plant the packages on the doorstep. Rober said he agreed to compensate the person who was friend of a friend based on the number of packages that were recovered. The YouTuber later learned his assistant recruited two people to collect the packages on tape. Three seemingly real reactions remain in the video, said Rober.
"I am really sorry for this. In the end, I am responsible for the content that goes on my channel, and I should have done more here," said Rober in the statement, adding that this was his first prank video. "I can assure myself that the reactions were real when the package was taken from my house. That said, I know my credibility is kind of shot, but I urge you to look at the types of videos I've made for the past 7 years. "
People on Twitter praised the excuse, including investor Chris Sacca.
"It was and remains the video of the year," Sacca wrote in response to the statement. "The beauty is the obsessive technique that led to a beautiful and elegant solution. I can not wait to see your future videos while my children and I catch up with your previous work."
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