Local Idiots Criticized Over YouTube Pranks In Brownsville and East New York
Mohammed "Moe" Etayyim and his brother, Etayyim "Et" Etayyim, are two twenty-something dudes from Bay Ridge. They have access to a video camera and they're not very smart. This much we can surmise from their YouTube channel, OckTV, which specializes in "pranks," the omnipresent YouTube kind that involve harassing, annoying or just plain baiting people in various New York neighborhoods. They sit on people on the subway. They ask for directions and then scream "Don't tell me what to do!" And sometimes, teaming up with yet another YouTube prankster,, Dennis Chuyeshkov, a.ka. "Dennis Cee", they wander up to men in higher-crime neighborhoods like East New York and ask if they want to buy guns. This is going to end really well.
Screenshot via. A dissatisfied prank participant responds to an Etayyim brother.
In the past day, the Bros. Etayyim -- though not Chuyeshkov for some reason -- have faced criticism from both the Daily News and Pix 11 over their pranks, specifically the ones that trade on racist stereotypes. Also, various people are suggesting they stop before someone takes serious offense and really, really hurts them.
The video that seems to have sparked a lot of the recent backlash is this one, which the Etayyim brothers say was shot in "the west side projects in Coney Island," by which they probably mean the Coney Island Houses, a New York City Housing Authority development.
The other "prank" that's attracted a lot of negative attention is this one, titled "Selling Guns in the Hood [Gone Wrong]."
Chuyekshov also got a lot of attention, mostly negative, for a similar stunt a few weeks ago, titled "Extreme Selfies in the Hood."
We could link to another one, "Farting in the Hood," but you probably get the idea.