New York: The prankster, “Cobey Persin” did a social experiment to raise awareness about child marriage, in order to see how people would react to a 65-year-old man marrying a 12-year-old girl.
In this social experiment, he appeared as a photographer, and took photos of his actors in the costumes of bride and groom, and recorded new yorkers’ reaction with another camera. Reactions included rage and surprise.
The hidden camera has recorded images of people while disgust can clearly be in their faces, a group of people leave with fury, even a woman can be seen crying.
But gradually this anger surfaces and some people start to protest verbally.
One woman asks the girl: “Where is your mother?” The groom tries to explain that he has asked the girl’s family for permission to marry him. The answer that angers the woman more.
As the protest increases, a group threaten to take the man to the police.