Dudes Try To Hit On Women Using Porn Comments, And Apparently Don't Understand How Jokes Work — VIDEO

I’m struggling to find something to say about this video beyond my initial reaction: Eww. Just eww. Seriously, stop. This video, titled “Biggest Whore in the World”, comes from Smooth Pranks, an entertainment(?) duo consisting “Cody and Chris” from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the video, two guys wander around the Las Vegas strip, hitting on women by quoting comments from Pornhub videos. Winning comments include “Why don’t you suck my dick? It’s better than his!” and “I want to cum on this beautiful face.” Hilarious, right? Yeah, not so much.

I suppose that Smooth Pranks could argue that this “prank” is aimed at highlighting the deeply-ingrained misogyny that underlies the average porn video comment, just as Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” series and recent “Decemberists Sing YouTube Comments” sketch draw out the stupidity and casual cruelty of Twitter and YouTube commenting. But the difference is that the Kimmel sketches make fun of the comments—not the people at whom they are aimed. That is not what's happening in this video. The butts of the joke here aren’t the ridiculously sexist Pornhub comments, but the women being hit on. The punch lines seem to be the moments when the women are visibly uncomfortable, when other dudes threaten to punch the “pranksters,” and—this is the big finale—when a woman is so offended by one guy’s suggestion that she “get gangbanged by a bunch of white dudes” that she spits on him.

I get the impression that, as a viewer, I’m supposed to think the raunchy comments are inherently funny, but the fact is, this is how a lot of men think about women—when they're hitting on women, when they're working with women, when they see female strangers on the street. How is that anything other than completely depressing? Maybe I’m just a humorless feminist who can’t take a joke. Then again, maybe it’s just not a very good joke.

Video below. Clearly, the audio is NSFW.

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