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YouTuber who hugged Elon Musk rides Bengaluru Metro without ticket, viral clip leaves netizens fuming

Foreign YouTuber faces backlash for filming himself sneaking into Indian metro without paying. Outrage on social media.

An Instagram post by Fidias Panayiotou has gone viral for all the wrong reasons with many calling for action to be taken against the content creator. (Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint)Premium
An Instagram post by Fidias Panayiotou has gone viral for all the wrong reasons with many calling for action to be taken against the content creator. (Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint)

A foreign YouTuber has courted social media outrage after filming his technique for ‘sneaking into the Indian metro’ without paying for a ticket. The Instagram post by Fidias Panayiotou soon went viral for all the wrong reasons with many calling for action to be taken against the content creator.

Panayiotou – whose YouTube profile identifies him as a ‘professional mistake maker’ filmed himself asking other commuters if it was possible to travel without a ticket before entering the station and jumping over one of the ticket gates to enter the platform. He then went on to do pull-ups in the ‘packed’ train before alighting at another station. Panayiotou exited the turnstiles in the same manner as he had entered.

The clip has received more than a million views and hundreds of comments since it was posted three days ago. 

Many on social media however were less than impressed by his antics. While some called for other users to tag the Bengaluru Police others were convinced Panayiotou had ‘given bribes to security guards for this video’.

“Don't come to India again until you want to follow our rules," urged one user.

“Ok now just imagine the hate of this was an Indian in a western country," said another.

“Why would someone do something as stupid as this?" wondered a third.

“Even though I like you as a person and your content, Fidias, this is absolutely wrong and unethical. You shouldn’t really be doing this for content!!" said another user. 

 

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Published: 23 Sep 2023, 11:09 PM IST
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