Does This Prank Prove That White Privilege Exists in America?

In this cringeworthy viral video, a white guy gets pulled over by the police during a routine traffic stop, but when he gets asked if he knows why he got pulled over, the guy joked about having a dead body in his trunk. When asked to step out the car, he grabs his phone from his pocket as he does so, sparking debate about white privilege and what would’ve happened if he was black.

White Privilege Debate Is Sparked After Viral Video

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This viral TikTok video has ignited a massive debate about white privilege. 

Riley, known as @lemonbrothers on TikTok, shared a video captioned “Pro Tip #1: Don’t tell a cop you have a dead body in the back of your car as a joke.” 

Disturbing Police Prank Reaches Millions of Views

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This video has already racked up a mind-boggling 5.5 million views. 

What Should’ve Been a Routine Stop Turned Ugly

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In the footage, Riley is seen chatting with a police officer through his car window during a routine traffic stop. 

Asking the Dreaded Question

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The officer asks the question: “Do you have any idea why I pulled you over?” 

But Riley’s response takes everyone by surprise.

Uneasy Response Makes Viewers Hold Their Breath

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He jokingly responded, “Uh, is it ’cause you think I’m cute or the dead body in the back of my car?” 

Urged to Step Out the Car as Things Escalate

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The officer instructs him to step out of the car, and Riley grabs his phone as he complies.

The Problem With the Video

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We’re all aware of the heartbreaking stories where routine traffic stops for people of colour have turned into tragic encounters with the police. 

This interaction between a white individual and a law enforcement officer has sparked debate about what would have happened if Riley was a black man.

TikTok Responds With Concern

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One user warned, “Results may vary depending on skin color.” 

Another comment didn’t hold back, “What in the white privilege!” 

The Shocking Truth?

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Several users echoed this sentiment, while another person somberly stated, “Imagine grabbing the phone while Black.”

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He’s a Family Man

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Trashy Habits

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Bucky’s Parking Predicament

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