Recently, a YouTuber named Logan Paul went viral for taking the time to film, react, edit, post, and promote a video of a suicide victim in Japan… during a religious holiday… in a restricted area. I’m not here to talk about that: there are people smarter than I am and more personally affected who can judge him for his idiocy.
What I can speak about, however, is everything else he did in Japan, which the focus on the suicide video has made us overlook (I’m not going to link to or embed his videos): Paul films himself throwing stuffed Pokeballs at the police and random people on the street. He jumps out of his vehicle in the middle of the street and starts talking to Japanese people waiting at the stoplight in their cars. In the Tsukiji Fish Market, he surreptitiously jumps on the back of a loading cart and then surprises the driver on camera. Though he is tossed out of a few places or asked to stop (at least from what we can see), most of the people in the area just go on with their day and ignore him, with some just looking at him strangely but without any verbal or physical retaliation.