While strolling a boulevard of the internet I came across a YouTube channel that claimed to have talked with Sushant Singh Rajput’s spirit. Scoffing at the whole idea of it, but eager to see how deep the scam runs, I clicked on the video. And boy o boy is it shady!
Sushant Singh Rajput, the talented actor from Bihar, committed suicide on 14th June 2020 in Mumbai. His sudden demise was a shock to everyone in the country. The suicide gave rise to suspicion, suspicion turned to the allegation that eventually turned into an online shit throwing competition among the celebrities. It is still going on at the moment with Kangana Ranut’s latest interview with Arnab Goswami, being the latest episode of it.
Irony died a thousand times when politicians the biggest beneficiaries of nepotism began talking against nepotism in Bollywood. Everyone seems to have a personal agenda, be it getting back at someone or being in the limelight, everyone has milked his death for their own benefit. In that long list, a YouTuber by the name Huff Paranormal is now also added.
Indians to this day have a thing for “gora validation”, given our past with the Britishers when we were treated like slaves. That seems to have stuck in our brains and even after more than 70 years of them leaving, we still aspire to be validated by them. Whenever a foreign YouTuber says something good about India, Indians flock to their channel starry-eyed, looking for more. The comment section is filled with people asking to react to another Indian song or movie or anything else from India. Indian audience on YouTube is like that kid who is happy to see their parents reaction after showing them a drawing they just made.
Since YouTube is banned in China, India holds the biggest audience for it by a long shot. Everyone wants to get a share of that sweet pie. Reaction channels have become millionaires by just rewatching stuff off of Youtube. I don’t even blame them if I had an opportunity like that, I would probably have taken it as well. It is the cringe- the constant approval of anything Indian- that gets on my nerves.
The death of Sushant Singh Rajput was a very big opportunity for Huff Paranormal as well. This guy makes videos talking to dead celebrities and profiting off of collective love and sadness that’s there in the world after a famous person dies. Of course, this isn’t real. No one can talk to dead people. They’re dead!
If he could talk to dead people, he would be with the Government of USA solving crimes and getting information from the likes of Newton, Tesla and other scientists whose life’s work was lost with them.
He could be the most powerful and rich person in the world, But no he isn’t doing all that but instead fooling people on YouTube because he can’t do what he claims to do. Using people’s emotions for monetary gains in this digital world is the best he can do.
His previous videos got views in the range of 70k to 120k with his most viewed video at 471K. The video about Sushant Singh Rajput has got 3.3 million views in less than a week. The video was so successful that he even made another one and that has gotten around 2 million views in 3 days. In the video, he asks questions like, “did someone murder you?” Both the questions and answers are made by him and he couldn’t take any names because he doesn’t know the names and also because he would get in trouble if he mentioned any names.
The whole video is painful to watch. So fake that a person with the IQ of a room temperature could figure it out but it’s sensational and the Indian audience is stupid so it’s getting millions of views. He hasn’t monetised the video but he sells merchandise and sessions through his website, which would soon boom after the success of this video.
I went to his website and it is as fake as the videos themselves. On a FAQ about the device that he sells, he says that the spirits use crystal energy as if that’s a thing.
In another answer he says, if the device doesn’t work, the problem is in ‘yourselves’ and not the device. Even roadside palm readers have better answers than this guy.
The whole thing is a shameful way to use someone death for their benefit. In a culture where the dead are respected irrespective of what they achieved in their life, these videos are painful to watch. What’s even more painful is people giving this type of person views and attention that they do not deserve. I hope family members of Sushant Singh Rajput contact YouTube and get this abomination off of the platform.