In this present time, almost everyone has a mobile device, such as a smartphone. On these mobile devices, there’s a handy tool that many have now begun to use. That tool being the video camera.
The majority of people use the video camera on their cell phone to capture special moments. Memories that can be forever digitally saved. However, these video cameras are also being used to capture people during their worst. These unfortunate video captures often lead to viral videos.
Outrageous Viral Videos
Viral videos are videos that becomes popular through a viral process of Internet sharing. This is typically achieved through video sharing websites (like YouTube), social media, and email. Many of these viral videos can be taken out of context, thus turning an average person into an Internet villain. Here are some top viral videos of people acting out of line in public.
Starbucks Viral Video
In Queens, New York, Starbucks employee Melissa became an Internet villain by being caught in a viral video. She lost her cool with a customer named Ruby Chen. Of course, the viral video does not show the start of the argument.
The end result of this incident led to the firing of Starbucks employee, Melissa, and Ruby Chen received a $100 gift card for her troubles. It’s kinda unfair to pass total judgement upon the Starbucks employee because the entire encounter is not shown in the captured viral video.
ESPN Viral Video
ESPN reporter, Britt McHenry was suspended for one week. The reason being due to a viral video that surfaced. Britt McHenry was caught berating a towing company employee after her car got impounded.
Britt McHenry apologized on Twitter and blamed the incident on stress. She was reinstated at her job after her one week suspension.
In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015
College Harassment Viral Video
At Kennesaw State University, student Kevin Bruce was accused of harassment. What was he doing? Kevin Bruce was waiting in a lobby to see his student advisor. Apparently, sitting in a waiting area until someone is available is a form of harassment because that is what he was told. He recorded his brief encounter and the video went viral.
Paying for tuition and wanting to meet with an advisor shouldn’t warrant a harassment charge. After an investigation, KSU offered an apology over the advisor incident. The advisor shown in the viral video was suspended and has to go through training before ever being allowed to interact with students again.
Also In Episode 38
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