I chose to respond to the video about Kai “the hero” hitchhiker. In his interviews, Kai describes the events that took place in Fresno California. Kai had gotten a ride with Jett Simmons when out of nowhere, Jett claimed he was Jesus Christ and he could do whatever he wants. Right after making this statement, Simmons proceeded to drive his car into an electric company worker. The people on the streets who saw the incident rushed over to help at which point, Simmons started to attack the innocent people trying to help the man that had just been hit by Simmons’s car. Kai who was watching everything happen, knew that he had to do something and he had to do it fast. Kai had a travel hatchet in his bag so he attacked Simmons with it.
Since the incident occurred, the videos of Kai’s interviews have gone viral. The videos have been autotuned, edited, and remixed for entertainment. With all the events that took place that day, Kai has gotten more attention than the victims, and Jett Simmons.
This video is a prime example of what society takes away from serious events. Kai has gotten so much attention for the way he talks and how he explained the incident. During his interviews, Kai had no filters and explained it how he wanted to. After watching the interview, i believe that it is not the the events that took place in Fresno that are getting attention, it is Kai that is getting all the attention. Yes he did help to stop Jett Simmons from injuring or killing innocent people but since his interviews, there has been no attention given to the status of the victims or the man who caused the damage.
In my opinion, this video goes to show that comedy trumps the news no matter how serious the events that took place.