TURKEY: A 25-year-old YouTuber, Muhammed Bahçecik buried himself alive as promised his followers that he would do so if they gave him enough “likes”.
Before attempting this bizarre stunt, he promised his followers that he’d do so if they gave him enough “likes” to one of his YouTube videos.
Youtuber Bahçecik’s coffin was built with materials including health monitoring equipment and an oxygen (O2) cylinder.
Also, there was also an ambulance parked near his burial site in case of any emergency.
However, the stunt was entirely monitored with radios, cameras, and other devices that informed his condition to a doctor outside the grave. Finally, after staying under the ground for six hours, he was lifted via a crane.
After the daring stunt, Bahçecik said: “I learned how beautiful life is.”
“The moment I entered the grave, I thought of all my loved ones, the people I loved, who I buried are in the grave,” he added.
“I felt that they were here too. I am very happy that I can breathe easily now because I could not breathe for 6 hours, I was connected to an oxygen cylinder. What is life like? I learned that it is something as strong and beautiful as it is. I never panicked. Until it was dug out of the ground with the crane. At that moment, I was a little nervous.”
“I came out from under the ground, and I am very cold right now,” added Bahçecik in the report. “My health is good.”
The social media has enabled ordinary people to get fame through platforms like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok etc.
Similarly, YouTube empowers to get celebrity status just by being the first to do something either fascinating, desirable, or shocking.
However, the fame generated through these platforms gives birth to many cons as popularity comes great responsibility.