A YouTuber is facing up to two years in prison for filming himself giving Oreo cookies filled with toothpaste to a homeless man and then joking that they would clean him.
Kanghua Ren, who broadcasts under the name ReSet, has more than 1 million subscribers on the video sharing platform.
The Barcelona-based internet personality filmed himself filling the double-stacked chocolate cookies with toothpaste and placing them back in their original packaging.
The 20-year-old, who is originally from China, then captured the moment that he engaged in a brief conversation with the 52-year-old man, named by authorities as Gheorge L, before feeding him the biscuits.
After he hands them over, along with a €20 (£17) bill, Gheorge L eats them and Mr Kanghua says: “Maybe I’ve gone a bit far, but look at the positive side: this will help him clean his teeth. I think he hasn’t cleaned them since he became poor.”
Mr Kanghua earned just over €2,000 (£1,730) from YouTube for advertising linked to the video, which was viewed thousands of times, according to court documents, seen by Spanish newspaper, El Pais.
He is now facing a charge of a crime against moral integrity.
Spanish prosecutors are seeking a two year prison and pursuing an order to pay €30,000 in compensation to the homeless man, an orphan and Romanian national.
SOURCE: Maya Oppenheim