Earlier this week, a video that claimed to have downplayed thieves who took packets with a glowing bomb. Now, the former NASA engineer and IouTube star who made the video confirmed that some of the thieves' reactions were fake.
Robert said he had removed a minute after a video clip from the original video after he learned that some of the "thieves" were actually the acquaintance of the person he asked to help throw the pack on the doorstep. Robert said he agreed to compensate the person, who is a friend of his friend, based on the number of packages that were successfully recovered. IouTube later learned that his assistant recruited two people to collect packages on the tape. Three videos of real reactions remain in the video, said Robert.
"I'm really sorry about this. In the end, I'm responsible for the content that goes to my channel and I should have done more here," Robert said in a statement, adding that this was his first prank video. "I can guarantee that the reactions were true when the package was taken from my house. After he said that, I know that my credibility is somehow convenient, but I invite you to look at the types of videos I've made for the past 7 years."
People in Twitter praised the apology, including investors Chris Sacca.
"It was and remains video years," Ska wrote in response to the statement. "Beauty is obsessive engineering that has led to a beautiful and elegant solution. I can not wait to see your future videos until kids and I get to know your earlier job."
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