Yousef Saleh Erakat often produces and posts shocking and funny videos on his YouTube page under the handle "fouseyTUBE."
Erakat recently filmed a young boy named "Johannes" who played a homeless youngster with a sign, asking passersby in Santa Monica, Calif. for just enough money to buy his sister a meal, noted CrooksandLiars.com.
The video (below) is entitled "The Homeless Child Experiment."
Erakat wrote on his YouTube page:
I began this film with the intent of glorifying the goodness of society after watching the video shot in a European country where everyone gave Johannes a jacket when he was cold. I did not expect to capture so much lack of empathy. We shot all day, and came out with $2.10 which was all returned. The issue is not about him "not looking homeless enough" or "people thinking he's a scam." It's about how they don't even try to look and turn a blind eye so they can go about their days.