F*** the Poor? A Social Experiment to care and share

In this video a man hung on an offensive sign around his neck saying “F*** The Poor”. He gave flyers away with more detailed information about this offensive statement. But what does all this mean?!

How would you react when somebody tells you “Fuck The Poor!”? Watch this social experiment, filmed in London. Maybe it will affect your thoughts? Make sure you watch it until the end, because “We know you care!

This experiment was made in order to compare thoughts and actions taken by people. How do you react when somebody offends poor people, and how do you act when somebody actually asks you to donate some money? This video shows you in 1,19 the reality.

This video and social experiment was made by piliontrust.com. Pilion Trust is a charity to help poor and most vulnerable people.

Their message is simple:

We know you care! Please care enough to give!

Where is the connection to backpacking the world?

We want to build a bridge between this serious video about helping poor people and backpackers traveling the world. Backpackers and travelers usually have this great opportunity to see the world from more than one angle. And a lot of backpackers and traveler experienced in one country or the other a situation where they’ve been asked for money or anything else. Donating money can be a tough decision as there are a lot of stories out there telling you scam stories about begging and soliciting. Just type once “scam begging” to search engine and you will get plenty of results – but are those results really trustful? In fact even Wikitravel.org has a long article about common scams when traveling, you can read about Common Scams When Backpacking here. We want to know your experiences and opinions on this issue!

Begging Scam – Where do you take action?

What are your thoughts on this? Do you donate some coins, some food, anything else or nothing? Did you experience any tough, crazy, or awesome story? Tell us in the comment section below!


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