“A new low: Pulling a prank on essential workers in the middle of a global pandemic. And making essential workers clean up your mess. Despicable,” the MTA’s tweet stated.
In the video clip, Josh Popkin, that has 3.3 million fans on TikTok, acts to inadvertently spill a huge plastic storage space container of milk and cereal on the flooring.
The various other travelers clamber to stay clear of the mess and leave the vehicle as Popkin attempts to grab the soaked cereal with his hands. The video clip finishes with Popkin leaving the train leaving a massive pool of milk behind.
The video clip is not dated, yet the various other travelers are using masks, which recommends it was fired throughout the coronavirus situation. The video clip had been checked out a minimum of 3.3 million times on TikTok, yet it was no more noticeable on his account since Friday mid-day. The video clip the MTA tweeted had 6.2 million sights.
Some social media sites customers gotten in touch with Popkin to be jailed, began of TikTok, outlawed from the MTA or be needed to tidy the trains as penalty.
An NYPD spokesperson informed CNN that the division is checking out the issue.
Popkin has actually published apologies on his TikTok, Instagram and YouTube accounts, called himself an “idiot” and stated he actually ruined.
“I would like to apologize to the MTA, the essential workers, everyone I have affected,” he stated in the YouTube video clip.
He stated he is currently really feeling the effects of his activities.
“I honestly thought it was going to be something that would make people laugh and bring joy in this serious time. Obviously, I was way off the mark,” he stated. “I f***ed up, I went over the line, I made a mistake and the fact that I even thought that that was okay is ridiculous.”
The YouTube video clip lasts for greater than 5 mins and Popkin invests much of the moment analysis 50 upset remarks individuals have actually made regarding him– much of that included dangers of physical violence. That led some customers to inquiry his genuineness.
CNN was unable to reach Popkin for remark.
CNN’s Rob Frehse added to this tale.