- The controversial Katie Hopkins was tricked into accepting a fake award
- Josh Pieters, a South African Youtuber, started working on the prank 3 months ago
- He created a fake website and a fake award and tricked Hopkins into accepting it
Katie Hopkins was tricked by a South African Youtuber into accepting a fake award, that was not the joke, the name of the award was and the fact that she was clueless to what it meant.
Josh Pieters had gone to elaborate lengths to pull off the prank. He set up a fake website called “The Cape Town Collective for Freedom of Speech” and sent an invite to Hopkins to receive the award. He flew Hopkins out to Prague to accept the award.
In the video, Hopkins can be seen holding the “Campaign to Unify the Nation Trophy”. The first letters of the words of the trophy spell the c-word.
“It’s strange to hear nice things being said about yourself,” she can be heard saying as a group of actors, hired by Pieters applauds.
Hopkins is known for her racist, rightwing beliefs which she then espoused while on stage, mocking among others Greta Thunberg and Muslims.
Peters is getting good at pranking and Hopkins was not his first prank. He had previously pranked the world by going on tour with a fake Ed Sheeran.
“I was so scared because I organised it all on a whim, last minute, and I was just thinking, what if we turn up and some people go, ‘Oh there’s Josh, and who’s that guy who looks a bit like Ed Sheeran?’” Pieters said. “You don’t know what people are gonna think.”
Peters found Ty from Manchester who looks like Ed Sheeran and turned him into the musician. The prank went off better than they thought with famous celebs posing with the fake Sheeran.
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