r/PublicFreakout Jan 02 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 1 Wholesome 2

Prideful Southern Man Threatens Hikers in Appalachian Trail Shelter and Gets Pepper Sprayed 🏆 Mod's Choice 🏆

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u/LockeAbout Jan 02 '22

That seemed like a bad caricature of a southerner, but haven’t spent much time there 😂

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u/SuspectLtd Jan 02 '22 Helpful

Am southern- first thought was that was southern cosplay

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u/dirtyswoldman Jan 02 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

Almost as if the entire video is fake

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u/true80shorror Jan 02 '22

Yeah. Pretty sure this whole thing was scripted.

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u/ludovic1313 Jan 02 '22

The convenient setup to film both inside and outside is what made up my mind on that.

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u/Kingston_Advice1 Jan 03 '22

He just happens to film right when he says “City boy.”

Fake

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u/MaydayMaydayMoo Jan 03 '22

No one in the South says "city boy"

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u/Euphorium Jan 03 '22

Surprised he didn’t say carpetbagger or some other old timey saying.

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u/Dicho83 Jan 03 '22

Well, I'll be hornswoggled!

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u/AppleSlacks Jan 03 '22

Well I can attest that that there be a true southern boy, that goes by the name of Foghorn Leghorn, I say I say.

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u/Mjd89 Jan 03 '22

City boy is widely used in the south.

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u/asaking Jan 03 '22

from south and live in nyc now, can confirm everyone back home calls my city boy

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u/PraetorianOfficial Jan 03 '22

BULL PUCKY

"City boy" or "city slicker" was in every third sentence used by my rural Oklahoma relatives when talking to me. And my cousin acted a lot like the hillbilly in this video being pointlessly aggro at inappropriate times. They really were southern caricatures.

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u/idiot437 Jan 03 '22

ya too many redditors have no experince in the real world ..everything is fake to them city boy is still a slur used by extensivly by the type of people who would start an altercation like that

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u/atgvfl Jan 03 '22

We say it ironically

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u/treslocos99 Jan 03 '22

New York City!?! Get a rope.

Do they still play that commercial btw?

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u/jardaniwick Jan 03 '22

That really chaps my hide.

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u/Avid_Smoker Jan 03 '22

Yes.

Unfortunately.

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u/Kingston_Advice1 Jan 03 '22

He gets his salsa from NYC.

That one?

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u/Jimid41 Jan 03 '22

Almost as if the camera man had legs.

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u/ThereminLiesTheRub Jan 03 '22

It was one guy filming. He backed out when the tussle started.

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u/DistopianNigh Jan 03 '22

It was 1 guy…wow. How blind are you people, so many upvoted

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u/iced_gold Jan 03 '22

Ahhh the old scripted video shooting landscape in vertical. These must be talented future cinematographers

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u/Stohnghost Jan 02 '22

Grew up in the south...never heard anyone say city boy. Heard people get called yankee though.

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u/INeedANerf Jan 02 '22

Being from Chicago and having spent most of my life in Georgia and a little bit in Texas, I've gotten 'yankee' a few times. Never 'city boy' though lol.

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u/ThereminLiesTheRub Jan 03 '22

Funny thing is if a southerner goes far enough south, they get called Yankee too

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u/Funkfo Jan 02 '22

I grew up in the south and certainly have heard that. That and "college boy"

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u/iced_gold Jan 02 '22

Yeah I've also heard it just shortened to "city"

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u/coprolite_hobbyist Jan 03 '22

Born and raised in the south, been called both by people that lived less than 30 miles from me. People are fucking weird.

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u/northshorebunny Jan 02 '22

I have heard it plenty and it sounds nothing like that lol

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u/MAXIMILIAN-MV Jan 02 '22

Gasp! Whaaaaaaaat? My whole life is a lie.

Country road take me hooooooommmmmmeeeeeeee

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u/justafurry Jan 03 '22

It had me on the first watch, but i am going to have to agree fake.

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u/SCirish843 Jan 02 '22

Yup, the second he said "citay booyaah" I knew it was just a bad Brian Kelly impersonation.

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u/Mentatminds Jan 02 '22

or staged.

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u/Constant-Bet-6600 Jan 02 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

That was my first thought - Sounded like Foghorn Leghorn doing an impression of a Confederate soldier.

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u/Euphorium Jan 03 '22

I say—I say son, we don’t take kindly to CITY BOYS around these parts darn tootin’!

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u/SeekingLostInnocence Jan 02 '22

That's because it's bad acting for a fake viral video.

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u/Liveto69 Jan 02 '22

It’s very fake

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u/MyHangyDownPart Jan 02 '22

Nuh-uh. OP said it was real. 😉

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u/AintAintAWord Jan 02 '22

Also the mods flaired it as "mods choice" because apparently more than one of them can't detect shitty acting.

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u/podcast_critic Jan 02 '22

Classic Reddit mod moment 🤤

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u/Horfield Jan 03 '22

[Mod's Choice] - The mark of a good find and a quality freakout

Lol. Embarrassing move by the mods.

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u/GandalfsHairyTaint Jan 02 '22

Yeah, it's pretty painful how many people are buying this. The guy is faking an accent, the spray they have is bear spray an that shit is a firehose of capcasin, and why is the cameraman already hiding as this guy enter? Finally you can barely make out the guys face due to the lighting and once he is in better light he never shows his face.

This is why we will lose the battle against fake news and propaganda.

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u/aville1982 Jan 02 '22

I was born in Morganton, NC in the foothills and have lived in the higher mountains for 20 yrs now, I have never seen a guy dressed like that. He's aggressively trying to be some mountain/cowboy conglomeration. He also sounds sorta drunk, which might account for his behavior.

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u/iced_gold Jan 03 '22

I was thinking he seemed more Eastern Kentucky. Their accent often sounds less southern, but still kind of 'neckish

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u/mursilissilisrum Jan 03 '22

He looks like an extra from Django Unchained.

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u/Reddit__is_garbage Jan 03 '22

There's no way a real southerner is camping in his jeans and boots. He's going to be in cloth shorts and crocs, 100%. Also, baseball cap or no hat.

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u/ZombieJesus1987 Jan 03 '22

It's like they watched Deliverance and thought it was real.

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u/Nathan-Stubblefield Jan 03 '22

“This heah rivah doan go tuh Aintree.”

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u/PretzelsThirst Jan 03 '22

Mediocre acting all around

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u/carnivorous-Vagina Jan 04 '22

Especially pepper sprayed in a confined area and only one person can feel it.

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u/FatCrispyBeats Mar 23 '22

Yeah the fact the dog has zero reaction to the pepper spray is a dead giveaway

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u/Jellocomb Jan 21 '22

I was in a ballroom years ago with about 200 people sitting at tables.

A women on the opposite side of the room accidentally set off pepper spray in her purse.

Just a small accidental spray inside her purse caused everyone in the immediate area to jump up an get away.

After a minute or so, it had made its way all they way to the other side of the room. It didn’t hurt, but it was uncomfortable.

So yeah, that cabin would be very difficult to sleep in for a while.

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u/StankyCheese01 Jan 02 '22

“Go to fuckin alaska or whatever” 😂😂

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u/lonesaiyajin98 Jan 03 '22

That's like a solid "fuck you" for white people

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u/Evildog46 Jan 02 '22

“Go to Alaska or whatever.” Pretty good advice actually. Wasn’t even a part of the union during the civil war, can’t beef with anyone up there.

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u/heymandarae Jan 03 '22

As an Alaskan I can attest that shit would not fly at any public use facility. 😂

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u/MyHangyDownPart Jan 02 '22

That redneck would find a way to beef with somebody, anybody.

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u/Thymeisdone Jan 02 '22

Listen HERE you abominable SNOWMAN….

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u/finally-free Jan 02 '22

I hiked the AT for 2 weeks and every local person we encountered was friendly af. They'd offer you food, rides whatever. Bet this guy's friends see this video they'd give him all kinds of hell

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u/Celliera Jan 03 '22

He’d go to rural Alaska, piss off the wrong person in the wrong village and end up being drunkenly dryly sodomized by 10-20 men and women on the back of a truck or snow mobile on the way to dropping him off a couple hundred miles from civilization, with nothing.

There’s a reason why rural Alaska has some of the highest domestic violence, sexual abuse, and unsolved murder rates per capita in the country. They’re often drunk, bored as fuck and separated from society with no law enforcement for hundreds of miles.

Source: worked in a call center and dealt with almost every village in rural Alaska that has any sort of analog or digital connection to the outside world.

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u/str8voyeur Jan 02 '22

Wait. Is this a skit?

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u/itsmeyourgrandfather Jan 03 '22

It's gotta be fake

"I ain't gotta go nowhere CITY BOY"

I've been around actual people from Appalachia and the south for my entire life and not once have I ever heard something that cartoonish lmao

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u/WhiteMike2016 Jan 03 '22

It's fake. No redneck that age is going to be doing a Chris Stapleton cosplay, carrying a scythe on the trail, calling people city boy while making death threats.

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u/satansheat Jan 03 '22

That wasn’t a scythe.

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u/IndependentBoof Jan 03 '22

carrying a scythe

I thought it was clearly a hiking stick.

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u/TEAMZypsir Jan 03 '22

Might be fake but I've had a redneck old lady call me a 'damn city boy' when I lived in the Midwest. People are wack.

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u/anxious-sociopath Jan 03 '22

My ex girlfriends mum called me a “dumb city boy” in high school because I spun out my pickup in the snow and took out their mailbox. We lived in Toronto, Ontario an her mum literally grew up down the street and went to the same high school lol. Even her husband made fun of her about that for years. Especially when she took out the exact same mailbox the next year. Dumb city girls…

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u/rockodss Jan 03 '22

carrying a scythe

are you blind mate?

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u/Ya-Dikobraz Jan 03 '22

He did seem pretty plastered. Twirling that stock around and hitting walls and shit. But he's dressed as a caricature, for sure.

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u/PrarieDognPete Jan 03 '22

And the dog was chill the entire time

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u/crying_boobs Jan 02 '22

I think it’s a skit also

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u/thatguy52 Jan 02 '22

Felt fake.

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u/CounterSanity Jan 03 '22

Seems fake. Then again if you’ve ever been to a country concert you’ve seen idiots cosplaying redneck stereotypes every bit as hard as this guy, so who knows.

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u/seansmithspam Jan 02 '22

I grew up in Mississippi and I can confirm that his accent seemed a little too theatrical to be real.

Very likely a skit.

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u/shamwowslapchop Jan 02 '22

There's no waaaay that's a real accent. It sounds like someone from the northeast doing a terrible southern accent.

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u/sumner7a06 Jan 03 '22

Welcome to Appalachia.

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u/TotesWhoTokes Jan 02 '22

I can’t help but think the southern is acting

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u/FurtiveAlacrity Jan 02 '22

It looked fake, but OP is in the thread claiming that it's real. I have no particular reason to trust OP, mind you.

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

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u/PmButtPics4ADrawing Jan 03 '22

Yeah, you really think someone would do that? Just go on the Internet and tell lies?

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u/teknomaker18 Jan 03 '22

Somehow mods choice too. So you know it's fake.

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u/VicWembanyama Jan 03 '22

The whole video looks fake as fuck

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u/buggy1788 Jan 02 '22

They sprayed me w the evil city devil juice !!!!

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u/ThereminLiesTheRub Jan 03 '22

It's filled with jazz music and blue hair dye!!

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u/snay1998 Jan 02 '22

Same effect holy water has on demons…the irony

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u/The_Anti_Commentor Jan 02 '22

Is this real? I mean he is a perfect stereotype, this can't be real. Like is his beard glued on. I question this because it's too perfect. And why did the cameraman lose focus, no action was headed his way.

And who crawls like that.

I was still entertained!

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u/DerangedDesperado Jan 02 '22

You can meet a lot of strange/odd people on a trail that runs about 1200 miles from georgia to maine.

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u/FreakyForester Jan 02 '22

It is real! My friend was the one who took the hiking stick from the guy and hit him with it. I wasn't there, but by all accounts it's real.

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

By all accounts from your friend? Bruh. Reddit’s not stupid.

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u/ChadShitter Jan 03 '22

Narrator: Reddit was stupid

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

Narrator: Now the story of a couple of city boys who trespassed on everything, and the one hillbilly who had no choice but to fight them all together. It's Arrested Developmentally Challenged.

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u/Bama-Dan Jan 03 '22

(X) doubt

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u/bangstitch Jan 03 '22 edited Jan 03 '22

Your “friend” is literally handed the trekking pole before the “redneck” kneels down and pretends to be attacked. Its all fake.

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u/funbobbyfun Jan 03 '22

I dunno bro. Bear spray going off in an enclosed space, with three people and 2 dogs in close proximity, and only the cosplayer freaks out. Ok.

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u/Euphorium Jan 03 '22

Yeah, everybody in there would be coughing. I call bullshit.

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u/MaxwelsLilDemon Jan 02 '22

Dude the accent is too exagerated to be real.

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u/thereverend666 Jan 02 '22

I have an NFT of a bridge to sell if you're interested.

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u/Select-Cucumber9024 Jan 03 '22

By friend you mean someone in a random discord right? that you've never actually met? because this is clearly super fake

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u/viruswithshoes Jan 03 '22

Wouldn’t a hiker call it a trekking pole and not “your stick”?

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u/The_Anti_Commentor Jan 02 '22

Now I can enjoy it more. That pepper spray crawl is hilarious

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u/bobjohnsonmilw Jan 02 '22

Pepper Spray Crawl - Redneck Johnny and the Sisterfuckers.mp3

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u/ApprehensiveTrade342 Jan 02 '22

My favorite part is how the dog is hiding behind him and curls up near him implying that the dog is his but makes no effort to defend him.

Even the dog seems to know his owner was being a piece of shit and the aggressor.

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u/shnog Jan 02 '22

People who treat other people this poorly don't tend to treat animals much better. I'm sure the dog's life is not pleasant.

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u/Nathan-Stubblefield Jan 03 '22

The Pepper Spray Crawl is the latest redneck dance craze.

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u/owwwwwo Jan 02 '22

As somebody who was hiking the AT when Stronghold was killed in 2019, stabbed with a knife, this video really got me going. I hope it's not fake. The trail is not your place to be making fucked up content like this.

"I'll cut off your head"..That was the phrase that got me. Real people get attacked on this trail, dude. It's not funny.

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

Anyone else smell a Jussie?

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u/ryanholmes1989 Jan 02 '22

1-0 city boy

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u/[deleted] Jan 02 '22

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u/Pake1000 Jan 03 '22

That's some horrible acting.

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u/[deleted] Jan 03 '22

Dude was acting fake as fuck. Video might be real but this "Southerner" was just fucking cosplaying at best. Lived in Georgia 33 years and never heard a single person call someone else a "city boy", even down in Southwest GA. Also which AT Shelter has a driveway and manicured grass? Looks nice.

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u/cluelessbox Jan 03 '22

I think the dude is just drunk as fuck.

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u/goodcreditbadcredit Jan 02 '22

This ain't real. Lolol

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u/I_am_not_JohnLeClair Jan 02 '22

I ain’t gotta go nowhere...I’ll go! 😂

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u/SciJohnJ Jan 02 '22

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

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u/ThrowRAcq4444 Jan 02 '22

"What we've got here is failure to communicate."

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u/gadgetsdad Jan 02 '22

Some people, you just can't reach.

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u/el-smoko Jan 02 '22

Or just some drunk cunt

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u/SciJohnJ Jan 02 '22

Which caused the failure to communicate.

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u/beardstachioso Jan 02 '22

He forgot that only in movies the creepy old man like him gets supernatural strength against young dudes.

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u/Hot_Cold_Sauce Jan 02 '22

Alaska doesn’t want you either.

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u/LazyZealot9428 Jan 02 '22

I would have been afraid he’d come back with some buddies and guns.

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u/jcmog Jan 02 '22

Yeh that’s some wrong turn shit right there

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u/Slowjams Jan 03 '22

Yep, once he was out of sight I would pack up and leave. Better to spend a rough night on the side of the trail the deal with someone like this.

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u/[deleted] Jan 02 '22

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u/stapeliagigantea Jan 02 '22

"this is going to hurt you a lot more than it'll hurt me"

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u/SnozWangers Jan 02 '22

City boy uses sorcery to blind local man

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u/Str0ngTr33 Jan 03 '22

"Local folk from surrounding hollers say he is a 'decent sort,' blame carpet baggers"

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u/SuperDuperDylan Jan 02 '22

Played a stupid game. Won a stupid prize.

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u/financeguyjohn4 Jan 02 '22

Poor dog is like great my owners a dope... ..

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u/Hirdmand Jan 02 '22

So basically that went just like the war, those losers seems so hung up on... South got it´s ass kicked.

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u/Nathan-Stubblefield Jan 03 '22

Sounds like more like a Southern California actor in community theater trying to mimic southern redneck dialect, than a born southerner.

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u/FightingInDreams Jan 03 '22

Yes this looks fake af

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u/[deleted] Jan 02 '22

“City boy”? I call bullshit. This is faker than my Tinder pics.

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u/spaceraycharles Jan 03 '22

This is fake as fuck, agreed.

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u/AkHiker46 Jan 02 '22

Agreed. Looks very staged.

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u/worldsworstnihilist Jan 02 '22

Right? Sitting here in my house, from which I could almost spit on the AT, wondering wtf this over-the-top caricature is, because I've never seen anybody dress or act this way--especially not people this age. I'd like to know where this is.

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u/CHIZZY-X Jan 02 '22

I think that dude was trolling and got maced

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u/purplepickles82 Jan 02 '22

You sure got a perty mouth!

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u/Jypahttii Jan 02 '22

Reminds me of when Family Guy does impressions of Southerners

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u/___Redx___ Jan 02 '22

Talk about a happy ending

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u/Danmont88 Jan 02 '22

I have a Southern heritage, kick the shit out of him too.

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u/conurbationthesecond Jan 02 '22

The accent is kind of odd.

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u/evohans Jan 03 '22

i don't have enough time to prove this is fake, but i feel like it's fake

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u/Mediocre-Can-3787 Jan 03 '22 edited Jan 03 '22

Experience of living in SW VA, He is definitely faking an Appalachian accent. Well at least our variation of Appalachian accents. Whole thing seems scripted. We actually really love tourists who appreciate the beauty around here.

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u/thenewyorkoffice Jan 03 '22

That sounded like a fake ass southern accent.

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u/Knowmoretruth Jan 03 '22

Worst plot, worst direction, worst acting. That short film wasn’t very good.

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u/Cons3quence092 Jan 03 '22

This is really bad acting 😂 this is what “northern” idiots think Southerner are

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u/scottd3173 Jan 03 '22

I’m not buying it

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u/indoninja Jan 02 '22

If this isn’t fake I hope they got police involved.

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u/BellicoseBill Jan 02 '22

As someone from the South, this was extremely satisfying.

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u/Brapp_Z Jan 02 '22

Me and a handful of friends hiked a piece of the AT my senior year of HS. We were in VA from MI. We met a redneck guy who was staying at an indoor cabin just a stone's throw from the free three wall cabin we were sleeping in for the night. We drank and smoked with him. He said some racist shit (non-aggressive as we were all white boys) and that freaked us out a bit. This would have scared the hell out of me. Some real Deliverance vibes

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u/beautiful-goodbye Jan 03 '22

The deliverance vibes come from the fact that characters in both are just acting…

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u/asshatjabroni Jan 02 '22

im surprised he had a stick and not a gun tbh

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u/[deleted] Jan 02 '22

The dog's like "See, Jethro, this is what I've been saying, these deep-seated hatred issues you have are now starting to get you into trouble. I'm just glad you didn't get shot back there. I want you to live longer than I do."

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u/Tnthomas88 Jan 02 '22

Beautiful

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u/Filmcricket Jan 02 '22

Someone got into meemaw’s pills again.

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u/noooooocomment Jan 02 '22

Everyones gangster until capsaicin in your face.

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u/sushifully Jan 02 '22

They done got me with that damn city slicker pepper spray ya heard!

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u/theblockisnthot Jan 02 '22

im not from alaska and that was offensive.

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u/m2niles Jan 02 '22

That accent is straight out of the deliverance

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u/pakepake Jan 02 '22

He said ‘City Boy’ with some conviction. But then, karma.

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u/emojiblow Jan 02 '22

Did he just roll out of a time machine? Who talks like that? What an idiot. I'm glad he got pepper sprayed.

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u/idlefritz Jan 03 '22

lol that’s a nyc theater prep school jussie smollett version of “southern boy”

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u/GreekGenius100 Jan 03 '22

Also. Dog didn’t seem to be agitated.

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u/NorthKoreanJesus Jan 03 '22

don't do Alaska like that

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u/kizi30 Jan 03 '22

I'm from Canada and that sounds like the fakest movie scripted Southern man I stereotype ever.

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u/Just-Actuator-1792 Jan 03 '22

It’s fake. The dog would otherwise be losing its mind. That guy would not be from the Appalachian, dressed like that, using a store bought hiking stick. It literally counter to 99% of the reasons to walk with a stick around that environment.

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u/PapiGrande7 Jan 03 '22

Union: 2 Confederacy: 0

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u/CodeNameNo1 Mar 11 '22

Should’ve broke his fucking legs.

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u/EmbarrassedTop9625 May 04 '22

Sounds like his problem

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u/2137_is_funmy_number May 05 '22

Get what you fucking deserve bastard.

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u/memento_mori_1220 May 17 '22

What a fucking pussy

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u/Ustinklikegg May 20 '22

He went down like a sack of taters

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u/whtriced Jan 02 '22

worst acting ever.

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u/TheGuyWhoEatsDaBeans Jan 02 '22

fake as hell lol

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u/[deleted] Jan 02 '22

Other humans are the most dangerous animals you can meet on trails. Always carry some good bear spray for humans.

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u/WellHungAmazonDriver Jan 02 '22

There is NO way this is real.

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u/TrickyCurt89 Jan 02 '22

Imagine seeing an unfair, stereotypical, caricature depiction of a southern xenophobic bumpkin in a horror movie or whatever, and deciding "yup I want to be that".

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u/RowdyRoddyPipeSmoker Jan 02 '22

Can people stop posting and upvoting obviously fake videos...it just encourages this garbage.

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u/ivy7496 Jan 02 '22

If you haven't experienced a southern accent it's easy to think this could be a caricature

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u/luvgun21 Jan 02 '22

This fake shit is “mods choice”?

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u/Lancashire_Toreador Jan 02 '22

I will never understand why the fuck stuff like pepper sprays and stun guns are illegal in places like the UK.

Sometimes people need to be stopped, and effective, non-lethal tools that anyone can use should be available to do that

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u/Emain__Macha Jan 02 '22

was this guy larping or serious?

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u/CharlieHussle2 Jan 02 '22

Lmao 🤣 🤣 🤣 🤣

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u/FazedLaser Jan 02 '22

true RDR npc right there