Footage of a live radio show circulating on Twitter has left viewers deeply shocked, wondering if the callers were actually actors.
During a segment of Yung Joc & The Streetz Morning Takeover Radio Show in Atlanta, Georgia, a caller named Don said the girl he saw ghosted him and asked for advice.
the clipwhich was uploaded to Twitter by user @_mimitaughther on Wednesday, received more than 1.6 million views and thousands of retweets from people debating whether or not the callers were actors or whether the story was real.
While it’s common for radio shows to have people call in on the air, many don’t realize that most of these calls come from paid actors.
According to Gizmodo, many temp agencies and companies like Premiere on Call audition actors and prepare them to call on various radio shows. The job is often advertised as “anonymous radio caller”.
“This man called the radio station because this girl was spooking him,” she wrote on Twitter. “So the radio calls her with him on the line, he wants to know why she ghosted him…”
The clip explained that the woman initially said she didn’t want to address it, but the radio host questioned if Don cheated.
“No, he wasn’t cheating,” the woman admitted. But no one listening was prepared for her reasoning.
The woman went on to explain that during a “kickback” — or small gathering of friends — in July 2020, she overheard him talking to a friend in the kitchen. She asked the man if he remembered what they said, but he said he didn’t.
“They talked about robbing a guy and shooting him,” the woman said on the air. “You don’t remember that, Don? You were at the gas station and you got shot, don’t you remember that?”
The shocked radio host could be heard in the background as Don said he didn’t know what she was referring to.
“Well, that was my brother you were talking about,” she said quietly.
“Oh shit,” Don replied.
“The guy you shot and killed was my brother,” she repeated.
Almost immediately, Don hung up.
The shocked radio host then asked if she was sure and said she would come forward with serious allegations.
“Oh I’m sure they were talking about the gas station they were at and everything,” she replied. “How many times have they shot him and just been laughing and joking about the situation and the whole time I’m putting pieces together how wait they’re talking about my brother.”
She said that the people involved in her brother’s murder were never found, but that she realized it was Don and his friend.
She explained that she did not want to talk about the situation on the radio, but that she was put in a difficult situation. She also said that she liked Don and enjoyed his company until she overheard the conversation.
Thousands of users commented and tweeted the now-viral video, many saying they were completely shocked.
“My mouth was on the floor,” said @_mimitaughther.
“You’re sitting in traffic on the freeway, she reveals he killed her brother, and everyone on the freeway is walking collectively, oh shit,” joked one user.
Others said that when Don hung up the phone made him look guilty and questioned why the woman didn’t contact the police immediately after overhearing the conversation.
“He hung up damn quick. He definitely did that shit,” commented one user.
“By which she means she doesn’t know what to do! Call the damn police,” wrote another user.
But many were quick to credit the entire call as a scripted gag.
“I hope people realize that these types of radio gags are all scripted,” said one user. “There is a service that does it nationwide.”
“Actor baby! It’s been like this since the War of the Roses back then!” another wrote. “But entertainment is entertainment, baby.”
It’s unclear if the call was made by paid actors or if those on the line were telling the truth.
news week reached out to Yung Joc & The Streetz Takeover but did not receive comment in time for publication.
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