No, the video showing a man pooping in the public litterbox is not a Hindu!

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Pajeet reached the USA

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Explanation

In this 21-second viral video, a man in a white t-shirt is seen sitting atop a litter box as though he’s using the bathroom. Furthermore, he is partially undressed and sitting with his phone open, giving the impression that no one else is around in a crowded station. Some onlookers appear perplexed upon witnessing the man’s embarrassing actions. We also hear someone filming this scene saying it’s disgusting. This post is shared with a claim stating, “Pajeet has reached the USA.” One can view a similar claim post here.

What’s the truth?

Our investigation began with a simple Google reverse image search, which directed us to the initial post that user Princezee uploaded on August 22, 2019, to his Instagram page.

The user has captioned this post as “So this was a personal experience that I witnessed when I was abroad in a third world country. It was considered super normal to the human eyes and was surprised how nobody cared. I decided to take that same concept of a man taking a sh*t in a trash can and apply it to the New York City environment and test out the people’s reactions.”

 

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We discovered PrinceZee’s verified YouTube channel through his Instagram page, where we could watch multiple videos of him playing practical jokes on people. The channel’s “About” section says “bringing all my crazy ideas to life.” While we checked the base location it is mentioned as US.

As we searched further, we came across the biodata of the viral man on a website called “WIKI SPORTSKEEDA.” Zeeshan Ali, a YouTuber who frequently records himself teasing people on the tube and is highly well-liked on social media, is his real name, according to the website.

Notably, in January 2021, he was arrested for feigning a medical emergency in Times Square, New York, to film a joke.

Furthermore, he is not a Hindu man, despite the claim made in the post. He was reportedly born to a Pakistani father and a Filipino mother. He talks about growing up in two different religions on the “listennotes.com” podcast.

All of this information makes it clear that contrary to what the viral claim implies, the man seen in the video is not a Hindu.

Conclusion:

We thus conclude that the widely shared video, which purports to show a Hindu man defecating in a public litterbox, is untrue. He is actually an American Muslim born to a Pakistani father and a Filipino mother.

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Indu Meenakshi

Indu Meenakshi is a former Microbiologist-turned-journalist, works as a Sub-Editor at YouTurn. She additionally holds Master’s in Management and English Literature. As a fact-checker, her job entails actively dispelling false information found online, exposing fake news, and raising public awareness.
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