TikTok Prank video of a Dutchman urinating in a pork is shared with false communal colours

The viral video is a prank filmed by a Dutch creator shared with false narratives

Claim

Muslim immigrant in Holland urinates on the pork section of the supermarket as another films saying ‘we don’t eat pork’

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Explanation

The 9-second video appears to show a man urinating in a supermarket while facing away from the camera. The man is seen bending over the meat department and holding his hands like he’s about to urinate. Screaming in Dutch, the person behind the camera says, “Bro, you’re radical, just because you don’t eat pork.” Wow. We don’t eat pork. We don’t eat pork.” This post was shared with a claim stating “Muslim immigrant in Holland urinates on the pork section of the supermarket as another film it saying ‘we don’t eat pork’.” This viral post garnered around 1.1M views while writing this article. You can view related posts with similar claims here, here, and here.

What’s the truth?

Upon scrutinizing the widely shared video, we discovered that several users had identified the man as a well-known Instagram prankster. After searching for his account on Instagram using certain keywords, we discovered that Danny Derix, a Dutch content creator, was the owner. Looking through Derix’s profile, we discovered similar videos that featured the same attire. The viral video was captioned in Dutch which is roughly translated as “You can also go too far.. @albertheijn.” This video was uploaded on 14 December 2023.

We also found more similar videos on his Instagram page, which further illustrates his peculiar habit of urinating everywhere. View some examples here, here, and here.

On December 20, he posted a reel to his Instagram handle with a Dutch caption that read, “I fooled the whole world.. entire video is now online on YouTube link bio.”

Using this as a hint, we located his YouTube channel and watched him post an explanation about the widely shared video. On December 20, 2023, the video with the title “I fooled the whole world” was shared.

At the beginning of the video, Derix responds to the viral claim, saying that it was a “prank to play a trick on the world.” He also added that he wanted “to show everything can be fake on the internet. We want to make it clear to people how easy it is to spread fake news.”

He continued by explaining how he included the sound of urination without actually doing it. “It’s literally a sound effect that I recorded in my toilet with some plastic, recorded with my iPhone. I took the sound and added it to the original video that we recorded in the Albert Heijn,” he said.

Danny continued, that the video went viral to the point where far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders reposted it along with an erroneous communal assertion.

As all of the aforementioned information makes clear, the viral video is being disseminated with fake communal spin.

Conclusion:

We, therefore, conclude that the widely circulated rumor that a Muslim immigrant in Holland urinates in the supermarket’s pork section is wholly untrue. The widely shared video is a prank made by a Dutch person.

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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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