Shah Faisal Shinwari AKA Carnage, as he is known on his YouTube channel learned a valuable lesson recently: YouTube isn’t worth your life.
Carnage, who runs a stunt channel of sorts, and has nearly 30,000 subscribers decided to conquer his “fear of heights” by jumping off the Tower Bridge and into the River Thames, below. Apparently he also had a fear of being a good swimmer.
The jump, which goes poorly from the start results in Carnage having to be monitored by the RNLI — Royal National Lifeboat Institution, apparently England’s version of the Coast Guard, after he was able to snag some sort of fixture in the water. In addition to nearly drowning, having to puke up dirty river water and a risk of parasitic infection sent the young YouTuber to the hospital where he said it was a stupid thing to do and no one should copy him.
The real question is will he learn from this going forward? We’ve already seen one stunt result in a death this year — when a YouTuber tried to outrun a train and tripped. You’re lucky to get first chances to do something boneheaded and survive in this life — second chances are pushing it.
Just because you’re on film, it doesn’t mean you’re invincible.