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    • May 21, 2015, 02:47:36 pm
Homeless man given $100 in social experiment; ends up dead
« on: July 07, 2015, 03:41:55 pm »
Trying to keep this summary as short as possible.

Basically, Youtube Prankster Josh Paler Lin posts this video showing how a homeless man spends $100 :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBTAdI7zuY

If you can't be bothered watching: The dude goes to a liquor store and buys FOOD and hands it out to fellow homeless people. It goes super viral.

Many think it's fake, but millions think it's real. It's at nearly 40,000,000 views on YT.

He starts a FundMe campaign to raise funds for the homeless man and raises $150,000.

He makes another video showing the guy getting a makeover :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y60sVHNsl-U

People question whether or not the homeless guy received the money, and 4 months later he releases a video showing a contract (unsigned) that the homeless guy will receve $125,000, and Josh will get $26,000 for 'expenses'. Legal, but very misleading as this wasn't mentioned to people who donated that money. Josh never sorted anything to do with rehab/therapy (ie what he actually needed).

Last month the homeless man was found in an alley, dead through alcohol poisoning. His brother doubts that the money was ever received and says no contract was ever signed.

Josh has now released a video saying how upset he is about his 'friend' dying, despite not knowing about it for a month. He says the whole thing is 'positive' because it's a story of love.

http://www.myfoxla.com/clip/11648049/homeless-man39s-money

It seems from this that the money was transferred, though his family are waiting on a death cert so they can see what he had in his account.

Lots of questions raised from this, I'd like to hear your thoughts.


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