YouTube star ReSet (real name Kanghua Ren) has been charged with an offense against moral integrity after he fed a homeless man toothpaste-filled Oreos in one of his videos he posted back in January 2017.
21-year-old Chinese Ren is now banned from YouTube for 5 years. He also received a 15-month jail sentence for his malicious deed.
It all started when one of his followers challenged him to do this prank. In a now-deleted video, the YouTuber is shown removing cream from an Oreo cookie and replacing it with toothpaste.
He then gives the cookies along with a 20 euro bill to a Romanian beggar. The homeless man threw up in disgust after eating the tampered cookies.
In a released court document, the YouTuber apparently said, “Maybe I went a little far, but let’s look at the positive side, it will help him clean his teeth, I don’t think he has often brushed his teeth since he became poor.”
After the video made a lot of viewers angry, Ren tried to redeem himself in a new video showing him returning to see the beggar and give him another 20 euros.
Police also reported that Ren tried to stop the beggar from filing a complaint by offering him 300 euros and a chance to spend the night with him.
In another court document, Ren said, “If I had done this with a normal person, no one would have said a thing, but as he is a beggar people are complaining.”
The YouTuber was then ordered to pay the homeless man $22,300 for the damage he inflicted.
He then lost a lot of followers.
Luckily for Ren, he most likely would not serve his sentence since there is a law that says first-time offenders with sentences up to two years for non-violent crimes are not implemented in Spain where the incident took place.
SM Cinema now has a policy of not allowing people to bring in food and drinks bought outside. It means people cannot bring in food and drinks that are not bought from their Snack Time kiosks inside the cinemas.
Netizen John Winkle Wong aired his frustration about the policy.
In a Facebook post, he said that he has officially boycotted SM Cinemas because of this.
“A lot of paying customers were stopped from the cinema entrance and were asked to surrender the food they bought IN THE MALL or eat it outside quickly.”
This did not resonate well with him, plus he saw more incidents that he did not like, even ont that involved an old lady.
“It annoyed me so much when I literally saw a lola who was denied her bottled drink just because she purchased it from SM Hypermart and not in Snack Time. WTF SM Cinema?!”
He added that some customers asked for a refund but were not successful.
He concluded his post by saying, “Why would you deny customers their own choice of comfort food while they enjoy a movie they paid for? Why would you also block other food establishments from making a sale? 😡 You greedy piece of $#!+$!!!!😠 Please don’t watch movies at SM Cinemas. Go somewhere else.”
His post has already earned 110k likes.
There have already been many complaints about this policy way before John even thought about voicing his opinions.
The post has drawn thousands of angry reactions from netizens.
A lot of people are pissed off by the No-Food-Outside policy of SM Cinema. Well, I am too. Alam ko namang pera pera lang yan. But for those who was stopped from the entrance with food outside, were they not told when they bought the tickets? Sayang naman 🙁
— Jully Cendana (@notjully) June 2, 2019
Damn only snacktime products lang allowed sa SM Cinema, it means bawal na even milk tea??? Weird ass
— Kevin. (@Kevin_Pableo) May 31, 2019
Rant for @smcinema_north:
We entered the cinema around five minutes before the scheduled time of the show. The line is too long now. Plus, we think that prohibiting the movie goers to bring their own comfort food is bullshit. And it's hot inside the cinema. Ugh!
— Hazardous Guy ⚠️ (@Mr_Biohazard69) June 2, 2019
From now on, I’ll refuse to patronize @SM_Cinema as a cinema option because of their stern stand in not allowing patrons to choose where to buy their food. They can confine my film viewing experience all they want. As a consumer, I’m also free to boycott their capitalistic ass.
— DARYL (@_darylramos) May 27, 2019
Irritating. Napakagahaman. As an act of rebellion, I will choose to eat before movie and not to buy any food at all from SM Cinema. Or when possible, not to watch movies at SM. Mas maganda naman ang Ayala Malls cinemas eh. pic.twitter.com/waK2yoR0k9
— City Promdi (@yourcitypromdi) June 1, 2019
IMHO, @SM_Cinema please improve and have regular quality check on your Snack Time food. Also, regularly check all cinemas' audio system and have regular sanitation of seats and carpet please.#peaceouthttps://t.co/fForVdih2b
— ♔Sire (@UrMajesty_Sire) June 3, 2019
SM Cinema, on their Facebook page, gave a response to the recent complaints.
Their page urged people to avoid bringing in rice and pasta meals; alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in cans, bottles, and glassed; foods with sauce; and food on sticks. They ended it by saying they encourage people to only bring in foods and drinks from Snack Time.
Government set taboos for the country. Certain laws are observed yet the dirty work and funny businesses are on going.
Illegal deeds as we considered yet done quietly. Often, the process hasn’t change even the law enforcers make tough restrictions in implementing imprisonment and charges.
Presently there are many regulations that are rigidly observed but society has a problem on how it will act in an organized manner. And here are the top prohibited deeds of Filipino that are still proceeding:
1.) Distribution of illegal firecrackers
Illegal fireworks are secretly sold in the market. Authorities thrill to hustle fast and lit one, then casualties are being reported again and again. Even the DOH implemented “Iwas-Paputok Campaign”, still large number of buyers flock to Bocaue Bulacan, country’s fireworks capital to use for new year’s celebration.
Some of the banned firecrackers are Goodbye Gloria, Ampatuan, Goodbye Panot, Boom Panot, Watusi, Piccolo, and Goodbye Philippines.
Under Republic Act (RA) 7183 or the law on pyrotechnic devices, persons caught manufacturing, selling, distributing and purchasing illegal firecrackers may be imprisoned from six months to a year, and may pay with a fine from P20,000 to P30,000.
2.) Smoking in Public Places
Still alot of peeps smoking in the street. Puffing away smokers are everywhere in Manila whether inside a public transport, terminals, and other public places.
This drive was long imposed in 2011 yet this prohibition is unguarded still. Under Republic Act 9211 (Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003), violators will be fined P500 on first offense, while those who cannot afford to pay the fine are obliged to render an eight-hour community service.
3.) Jaywalking on the streets
Why MMDA have put on pedestrian lane if it won’t serve it’s purpose in the first place? Local enforcers deputize in cities to ensure the safeness of authorities.
The campaign against jaywalking is now on a higher gear. Pedestrians in Metro Manila are now fined with P500 or ordered to clean esterors for three hours for jaywalking.
4.) Selling of Double Dead Meat
Unscrupulous meat sellers and dealers still sell “double dead” meat, which are animals that has died of disease or other causes, to the customers here and now.
Republic Act 9296 or the Meat Inspection Code of the Philippines, amends the automatic revocation of the violators’ license to operate business.
Meanwhile, the National Meat Inspection Service are pushing for stiffer penalties for the importation, distribution and selling of double dead meat.
5.) Garbage Everywhere
Waste Management has been a perennial problem in the country. As early as a small kid, proper disposal of trash is being taught in school and at home and regards as a personal responsibility. Even these people had graduated since then, speciously more people have forgotten about it.
Violators who will commit any of these offense: illegal disposal, littering, and illegal dumping will pay for 500 pesos penalty or will render community service for 8 hours.