'Crisis Actors' YouTube Video Boy Says "I'm Not A Crisis Actor"

Feb 23, 2018, 03:35
'Crisis Actors' YouTube Video Boy Says

"No one is paying us to do this". Before it was deleted, the video had amassed 200,000 views. Former Stoneman Douglas student Nikolas Cruz, who was charged in the shooting, used a legally acquired semi-automatic rifle, according to police, rekindling calls for gun control in Florida and beyond.

The tragic deaths of 17 people at a Florida high school a week ago has given birth to activism among the student survivors. "I'm angry and exhausted. We'll never get beyond that if, as soon as you show up, you're demonized". We have armed security at virtually every public entity in this country, except schools. We just want to make a change.

YouTube on Wednesday removed from its platform a video that promoted a conspiracy theory about the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Others have claimed, without proof, that the students are anti-gun crusaders being funded by liberal billionaire donor George Soros to stir up political animosity.

Some of the theories surrounding the student are a result of Hogg saying his father was an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent; some began because people believe he and others have been coached by gun control advocates; and some are a result of people believing the students are paid "crisis actors". "But as a person who has been studying this a lot, I brace myself for the narrative that I know is about to unfold" each time a shooting occurs. "I'm not a crisis actor", Hogg said Tuesday evening. "I am somebody who had to live through this and witness this".

Earlier this week, YouTube promoted a video purporting to prove Hogg was a paid crisis actor, based on an interview he gave in Los Angeles previous year telling a reporter about how he got into an argument with a lifeguard.

Rubio took to Twitter on Tuesday and wrote, "Claiming some of the students on TV after Parkland are actors is the work of a disgusting group of idiots with no sense of decency". At one point, the No. 1 trending video on YouTube was a video suggesting that Hogg was an actor, but the video has since been removed. The caption suggested that Hogg, who survived the school shooting and criticized politicians in news interviews afterward, was a "crisis actor", a term for fake victims of fake tragedies who are hired for military or police training.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez wipes away tears during a CNN town hall meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Fla.

An aide to a Florida state legislator actually told The Tampa Bay Times that Hogg and other student leaders are "not students but actors that travel to various crisis".

Numerous students have so far taken the criticism and conspiracy-mongering in stride. Add Donald Trump Jr.as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump Jr. news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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