A prank video posted by vlogger Zeinab Harake is being criticized for its insensitivity.
In the prank video she recently uploaded on her Facebook page, Zeinab made video calls to her two siblings and parents to tell them that she’s positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) even when it’s not true.
Her joke didn’t go down well with her father and a lot of netizens.
Zeinab’s father said it’s not a funny joke, while many netizens asked her to delete the video for being insensitive to people who are now anxious because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s what some netizens said:
“Posting prank video about being (COVID-19) positive is not good and will never be. You should be sensitive on how others might feel about it. Thousands of people are dying. Thousands of people are fighting for it and yet you made fun out of it.” – Belle Godoy
“‘Di pinag-isipan ‘yung content. Very wrong ate. Mababawasan ang followers mo. Di nakakatawa! Super insensitive.” – Pleng Castañares Bainto-Tuscano
“Insensitive and bad content.” – Trisha Mhelow Infante
“Insensitive and trash content.” – Dominique Mojica
“Kasi pag-isipan din minsan ‘yung content ng prank. Hindi nakakatuwa girl.” – Heizel Anne Grace Tiu
“Insensitive. Ang daming namamatay tapos ginagawang katuwaan lang.” – Palileo Mark
“Insensitive content creator.” – Lawrence Tello
“Walang kuwentang video. Not good for teens and children.” – Keymih Tan
“I was one of your fan but seeing this video makes me feel sad. You still have enough time to prank your family despite of this pandemic? There are lots of people mourning for their families who departed caused by this virus pero ginawa mo lang katatawanan. Very wrong. Sorry to say pero hindi naaayon sa sitwasyon ‘yung content mo.” – Anj Toriano
“‘Yung mga pamilya ng NCOV+, PUI’s and PUM’s wishing sana PRANK lang din lahat kasi masakit sa loob na ‘yung mahal mo sa buhay may pinagdadaanang hindi maganda. Lakas pa ng loob mong humingi ng like, share and subscription after ng walang kuwenta mong video.” – Jem Lopez
“Mag-isip ka ng content na matino. Pati sakit ginagawa ninyong biro, sumikat lang.” – Maureen Ann Nicole
After receiving numerous negative comments, the original prank video has been deleted.
Zeinab became famous online after her appearance in the Kapuso show “Wowowin.“