The gross lack of personal responsibility and maturity in this country can sometimes be appalling, and one man’s recent ill-advised stunt in California provided a perfect example.
Anthony Booth Armer, a YouTube sensation known for his life-threatening tricks, missed his mark while jumping into a Laguna Beach hotel pool, and the gruesome result was two shattered feet, according to KCBS.
However, the 28-year-old daredevil refused to take responsibility for his own choices and instead asked his “fans” to help him pay his medical bills.
In a YouTube video posted on New Year’s Day, Armer – known on the video-sharing website as 8Booth – can be seen jumping off the rooftop of the Pacific Edge Hotel. But things didn’t go quite as planned, as he missed the pool and instead landed on the concrete edge before falling into the water, The Orange County Register reported. Pacific Edge: get it?
As of Jan. 5, the two-and-a-half minute video — which also showed Armer’s serious foot injuries — had been viewed more than 2 million times.
Now the hospitalized daredevil has been asking for money on a GoFundMe page, the Los Angeles Times reported, and while some have donated, others have criticized Armer for not considering the health consequences when he chose to do something ridiculously risky and unnecessary.
“Just seeking a little support to keep doing what I’m doing or else I’ll be working the rest of my life to pay this off,” he said on the fundraising page.
What was even worse was that it didn’t appear that Armer had learned his lesson, either, as he commented to KCBS that he would give up his tricks only when he died. Of course at this rate that might not be long, but we digress.
He also noted that he was planning to jump from the Golden Gate Bridge in the future.
Watch the insane video here (WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES!):
Nobody forced this guy to jump off a rooftop for fame and thrills, and if he was so concerned about having to work the rest of his life to pay off his medical bills, perhaps he should have thought twice about risking his life and limb for a YouTube video.
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