ReSet returns YouTube prank

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YouTuber ReSet returns months after giving homeless man toothpaste-filled cookies

Many don't seem happy to see him.

 

Josh Katzowitz

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Published Oct 24, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 3:19 am CDT

The Spanish YouTube star who caught the internet’s flak for inserting toothpaste into cookies and then feeding them to a homeless man has returned to the platform. Plenty of people, though, still have a sour taste in their mouths from his past exploits.

After laying low for much of this year, the YouTuber known as ReSet returned to the platform and ignored the biggest controversy of his career.

ReSet, whose real name is Kanghua Ren, has posted occasionally on his gaming channel, which has more than 1.2 million subscribers. But he said it felt strange to return to sitting in front of the camera on his other channel that boasts more than 180,000 subscribers.

“I feel a little weird right now because I have not recorded for a while,” he said in Spanish, according to YouTube’s closed captioning translation. He compared himself to an injured soccer player who had been out for several months and was returning to the field without their normal rhythm intact.

“I lost a little magic from my old self,” he concluded.

There’s a good reason for that. Earlier this year, it was revealed that ReSet had filmed himself scraping out the filling from cookies, replacing it with toothpaste, and then giving them to a homeless man as a prank. In the video, he said, “Maybe I’ve gone a bit far, but look at the positive side: This will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn’t cleaned them since he became poor.”

Reportedly, the man threw up soon after eating the toothpaste cookie and apparently feared he was going to die. Prosecutors said ReSet offered the man €300 to stay silent. ReSet—who was reportedly facing two years in prison for the charge of a crime against moral integrity—doesn’t address the controversy in the video. Instead, he opts for a Q&A session from his fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ah4NGIAQE&t=4s

But it’s clear that many people aren’t happy to see him return.

“Haha … now go again,” wrote one commenter, as translated by Google.

Another wrote, “’Like’ if you want him to leave again.”

Wrote another, “Call the FBI and Interpool (sic), we fear a fugitive.”

The newest video has been public for two weeks, and 65,000 people have watched as of this writing. Those page view numbers are far below what his older videos have earned. After his toothpaste prank, perhaps people simply want to brush him out of their lives for good.

H/T We the Unicorns

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*First Published: Oct 24, 2018, 3:24 pm CDT