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A Youtuber Told Walmart Employees That They Were Fired As A Prank, Now Users Want Her Blocked From The Platform

YouTube couple Joel and Lauren live for uploading videos. You could say that’s their profession. With 1.3 million subscribers on YouTube — and millions more following them on other channels and Instagram, Joel and Lauren must know a thing or two about pranks, vlogging, and challenges. At least that’s what they claim to be: experts at knowing what is funny. Their latest prank, however, did not go over well with their audience — or anyone for that matter, and for a good reason.

It was far from funny.

Joel and Lauren pulled their latest prank and made a joke out of hardworking Walmart employees.

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Let me recap what went down. On April 23, in a YouTube video titled “CEO Firing People Prank” (which has since been deleted), Lauren dressed in a short-haired wig and said, “So, I’m going to be going up to Walmart employees and basically observing them and then I’m going to be, like, ‘You’re fired, let me see your badge.'”

In the video, Lauren approaches different Walmart employees and tells some of them “good job” and others that they have done a “bad job” and that they are fired.

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According to Click2Houston, Lauren would tell people that it was just a prank. For the most part, Walmart employees didn’t seem to mind that some random woman was firing them. Then the prank just spiraled into cruelty.

Lauren approached Maria Leones, an immigrant from the Philippines, who’s worked at Walmart for six years.

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Lauren went up to Leones, who was working at the register, and said: “I’m in charge now and I don’t appreciate the way you’re working so I’m going to need to see your badge and vest.”

Leones was in complete shock and thought about how her insurance covers the medical needs of her husband. She began to cry and plead for her job.

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In an interview with a local news station, Leones explained that her husband recently underwent a quadruple bypass after a heart attack and depends on her to cover his medical bills. Lauren then realized the nature of her cruelty and began to apologize.
“I’m sorry, don’t cry. You’re OK. I’m sorry. You’re not fired. You’re doing a really good job,” Lauren says in the video.

Love concluded her video saying “Hope you guys enjoyed the video. It was honestly hilarious, it turned out really well,”  after saying that she felt so bad for Leones that she offered her woman $50. Leones said she never got the money.

Walmart doesn’t see the humor in the joke either.

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A spokesperson for the company told People Magazine in a statement that Love was banned from their stores.

“This prank is offensive and the people responsible are no longer welcome in our stores. We’ve taken actions on behalf of our associates, including asking YouTube to remove the video and calling their attention to the bullying nature of this hoax,” the statement read. “Our associates work hard every day to serve our customers. They do a fantastic job, deserve better than being subjected to such disrespect, and will continue to have our full support.”

People on social media are letting the Youtuber have it.

Next time a weird person comes up to you at Walmart, you must be ready.

People will recognize Lauren with a short wig from now (she wears it often in her pranks). So if you see her coming, you know what to do.

We don’t support violence, but perhaps a pretend body-slam?

Why did they ever think this would be funny?

They definitely went too far.

Yeah, there was nothing funny about it.

With so much division in the country, do we really need people playing with their emotions, especially when it concerns work and medical insurance?

So what did Walmart have to say about all of this? It wasn’t good.

In a statement provided by Click2Houston, Wallmart said: “This prank is offensive and the people responsible are no longer welcome in our stores. We’ve taken actions on behalf of our associates, including asking YouTube to remove the video and calling their attention to the bullying nature of this hoax. Our associates work hard every day to serve our customers. They do a fantastic job, deserve better than being subjected to such disrespect, and will continue to have our full support.”

Yikes, Joel and Lauren better find a new place to get diapers but don’t even think about pulling this crap at Target. We’re watching you!

READ: This Couple Tried Recording A YouTube Prank That Led To His Death

A Mexican YouTuber Is Going Viral For This Video Of Him Eating Two Habaneros As Part Of A Dare And It’s Hard To Watch

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A Mexican YouTuber Is Going Viral For This Video Of Him Eating Two Habaneros As Part Of A Dare And It’s Hard To Watch

Oh my, what some people are willing to do for a few thousand views! YouTuber and influencer culture has become an incredibly competitive field and only the most outrageous manage to stand out among literally thousands of individuals who offer a look into their lives and fight to get at least 15 minutes of fame. We have seen it all, from the early days of the Internet and fake identities being created, to the case of a woman in Australia who faked cancer recovery to become a wellness and health celebrity.

But a recent case in Mexico became much talked-about for all the wrong reasons… introducing the case of the man who ended up in hospital for eating two habanero chillies, one of the most picosa varieties that you can find.

Los Hermanos Lara are a comedic duo out of Yucatan, and Hugo went far beyond duty and faced one of his biggest fears… 

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Hugo stated that he doesn’t eat chili, but was dared to eat two habaneros at once. He said yes, but said he would have one after the other. The rest of the crew said absolutely not…  And then all spicy hell broke loose!

Hugo put both chilies in his mouth at once… and started chewing 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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We just cannot stress this enough: please do not try at home. If you suspect you won’t be able to handle the heat (quite literally), please just don’t! Besides risking a respiratory shock due to the sudden attack on your throat lining, your stomach can also suffer greatly, as the oils from some chili species can damage the inner layer of your gut. You will regret it. Do not succumb to peer pressure, repeat, do not succumb to peer pressure. 

Look at this face: it is a face of a guy who is about to experience real hell on Earth… 

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Wait for it, wait for it… 

Wow! His tongue and lips and throat are exploding in a thousand sparks of flavor and pain!

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Someone please call the firemen! This poor man just had a complete shock to his system and as funny as it might be it is actually pretty darn dangerous. Lara immediately turned red due to a sudden rush of blood to his face, and started to cough as the chili oils were being released, acting as an irritant in his mouth and upper respiratory tract. 

Then things started to get really, really bad…

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Hugo was overcome by an uncontrollable coughing fit after he spit the habaneros. His companions started to get real worried and Hugo could just not stop coughing… 

An ambulance was called! 

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They gave him water, panicked… things went from laughter to chaos in a few seconds, which reminds us that in life unexpected turns are always there waiting for us. 

Hugo is fine now, thanks for asking, but the incident was like straight out of a telenovela (but also a reminder to not do silly things that can put us in danger.)

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The other half of the Lara duo released an announcement on social media, stating that Hugo was fine and that they decided to release the video so rumors didn’t get too out of control: “Hugo Lara is in stable condition. We didn’t think that this would get so out of control, and we will show you the video we recorded, so that you can see what really happened…”

You can watch the incident here. We are glad that Hugo is fine, but it could have ended very, very badly for him. Sometimes people have allergic reactions that they are unaware of, so that coughing fit could have signaled a much more serious issue.

So what are habaneros anyway and why are they so damn hot (and delicious)?

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Habaneros are a staple of yucateca food, and one of the most profitable crops in the state. The habanero chili comes originally from the Amazon, but its popularity spread up, reaching Mexico. Its scientific name is Capsicum chinense Habanero Group and it is considered one of the hottest chilies in the world. Like other chilies, habaneros contain a substance called capsaicin that stimulates areas of the skin and tongue that are sensitive to heat and pain.

And when you say that a chili is burning your tongue you are onto something: capsaicin tricks the brain into thinking that the body’s surface is actually on fire, so the fright and flight response is well justified! Trivia fact: chili species developed their heat to stop fungus from developing on them and killing them. Damn, nature can be pretty smart, much smarter than us mortal humans. 

Eminem’s 10-Year-Old Lyric About Taking Chris Brown’s Side Has Been Leaked

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Eminem’s 10-Year-Old Lyric About Taking Chris Brown’s Side Has Been Leaked

A lot has changed for Rihanna since 2009. Once a Barbados-born singer known best for chart-topping single like “S.O.S” and “Umbrella” the songstress has expanded her interests into songwriting, fashion design, philanthropy, diplomacy, and business. She’s the owner of the booming and game-changing fashion brand Fenty Beauty and the fashion house Fenty. She’s also dating a billionaire Saudi businessman. 

To say the least, she’s a far cry from the young singer who made headlines in 2009 when she became a victim of physical assault by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown. At the time, many rallied behind the singer and supported her through a time in her relationship that had become extremely public. One supporter, in particular, seemed to be her oft-collaborated with music partner, rapper Eminem. The two artists worked together on several music projects in the years after her Chris Brown assault including on the 2010 hit “Love The Way You Lie” and the 2013 song ‘The Monster.’

It appears that her relationship with Eminem might not have been all that supportive as others speculated, however. Sadly after the recent leak of a snippet from Eminem’s “Things Get Worse” was shared on the site Reddit fans of the rapper have been left to think of him in a new light.

Nearly 10 years after recording a lyric about Rihanna and her abusive relationship with Chris Brown, fans of Eminem and the singer are demanding answers.

In a leaked snippet of Eminem’s song “Things Get Worse,” the rapper delivers a slew of disrespectful references to famous women in entertainment. In a verse, about Rihanna, Eminem says that he would side with Chris Brown. “Let me add my two cents / Of course, I’d side with Chris Brown / I’d beat a b***** down, too / If she gave my ******** an itch, now,” he raps. The clip was allegedly released illegally on Reddit and has been making the rounds on Twitter and Youtube. 

Fans of Eminem know that the abusive language of the lyrics never actually made it into the song which has brought many fans to the conclusion that he possible retracted the lines because he identified them as despicable. 

Neither Rihanna nor Eminem have released comments about the lyrics.

The lyrics are a reference to the 2009 event that put Rihanna and her then-boyfriend Chris Brown’s under public scrutiny.

In 2009, Chris Brown had been one of the biggest-selling performers in R&B music. According to reports at the time, police had been called to a vehicle parked in Los Angeles where Rihanna and Brown had gotten into a fight. Brown had left the scene by the time police had arrived but leaked pictures of Rihanna revealed her gruesome facial injuries from his attack. Pictures showed her with a bloody nose, swollen lips and bite marks on her arms. At the time, Rihanna told police that Brown had been her attacker. 

After the attack, Rihanna detailed the attack in a 2009 interview saying that she “fended him off with my feet” and claimed that Brown had threatened to kill her to “to scare me”, and that “all I kept thinking was, ‘When is it going to stop? When is it going to stop?’” She also described her relationship with Brown as “dangerous.” She said “The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other, equally as dangerous.”

While Eminem’s lyrics had been made over a decade ago, they’re still extremely disturbing.

Of Sure, 2009 was a different time. Harvey Weinstein had been on top of the world and men across media were in the midst of the predatory behavior: their victims remaining silent and in the shadows. But the truth is that the lyrics, supporting the actions of a physical abuser and degrading a victim are inexcusable. 

For those wondering, this definitely does paint their relationship in a new light.

This feels especially true when it comes to their collaboration on the 2010 hit “Love The Way You Lie.” At the time of the song’s release, outlets had suggested that the song and the music video for it had been influenced by Eminem’s and Rihanna’s relationships with their former partners Kimberly Scott and Chris Brown. When it was released, Rihanna had described the song as breaking “down the cycle of domestic violence”

In an essay released by The Atlantic Wire, one critic says that “the song would not have been effective if it had featured only Eminem’s point of view and feelings of regret; he wrote that Rihanna’s representing the opposite side of the relationship shows “proper storytelling” and ‘sends a message’ because of her breakup with Brown.”