Tales of zombie attacks and the impending zombie apocalypse have been making the rounds on the internet ever since that whole incident where a man chewed another man’s face off in Miami late last month, so what follows shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, an aspiring filmmaker, decided to have a little fun at the expense of the citizens of Miami by pulling a fake zombie attack prank. The video of the prank was posted to YouTube, where it quickly drew in thousands of views–but not everyone is laughing.
Some called the zombie prank video tasteless and insensitive, while others pointed out that the prank was incredibly dangerous. Considering that the zombie prankster was in danger of being shot around the two minute mark in the video, I’m inclined to agree.
Insensitivity isn’t the only thing about the zombie prank video that is drawing ire. Huffington Post writer Amanda McCorquodale argued that the video was racist, pointing out that the “victims” of the zombie prank were all black.
“The video is not only cringeworthy for taking advantage and mocking others’ actual fear,” McCorquodale wrote (via Examiner). “It also has a blatant racist tone — as some YouTube commenters already pointed out, why is this white man chasing mostly black people?”
If you haven’t seen the zombie prank video yet, you can check it out for yourself below.
Do you think that the zombie prank was insensitive and/or racist, or is the whole thing being blown out of proportion?