Detective Work

A closer look at popular culture and communication


This video depicts teenage boys imitating the popular television series Jackass. Parody has always been part of society, we love to imitate. But with user-generated content sites like YouTube, videos such as Burning Candle Wax pose serious health risks for the teenagers in an attempt to gain both views and popularity. It is frightening to know that this is just one video is a series of episodes by these fame hungry amateurs. Rationally speaking, it should be known that the stunts on Jackass are completed by trained professionals yet despite familiar warnings urging the public not  to recreate the crazy antics at home it is evident that the warnings are not taken to heart.


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