While some believed that the entire segment was all staged, others were happy to feel a lot smarter than those people.
Yes, we are the smartest species in the entire universe (or so we think), finally captured the picture of a black hole and have done some of the most amazing things mankind could ever witness over these years. But there is another section of people who offer something else to the table. Popular TV show host, Jimmy Kimmel sent his camera crew to the streets of Los Angeles to ask random people: "Are Homo Sapiens worth saving, or are we really just completely doomed?"
Now we are not sure how legitimate the entire segment is, but we did stumble upon some answers that really question our faith in humanity. There were quite a few bizarre answers during the segment but one respondent surely made us chuckle with his answer. "I don’t know what a homo sapien is. If they’re going extinct, that’s very sad. But at the end of the day, I don’t care.” As reported by Bored Panda
The video has since then gone viral with over 1 million views within a day. It also garnered over 15,000 likes and thousands of comments. It all started when the United Nations released a report saying that more than a million species of plants and animals are facing extinction.
Following this, the video caption read: "This is something we need to act on, so to raise awareness, we went out on the street to ask people if they were worried about one endangered species in particular - 'Homo Sapiens.' Homo Sapiens, of course, are humans. So we asked humans if they care about the extinction of humans, and this is what we got back."
And YouTube comments were obviously not too kind with the respondents. While some believed that it was all staged, others were happy to feel a lot smarter than those people. "Should we prevent the homo sapiens from going extinct?” Me after watching this video: No. absolutely not," a YouTube comment read. Meanwhile, another said: "That last person had to have been handed that sign by the camera crew. There is no way anyone was actually carrying a "Let Homo sapiens die" poster around with them."
A third top YouTube comment read: "My god please tell me these people was scripted and not a real answer oh lord,... this is a failure of school systems, not the individual I truly believe this."
But, first thing's first! We really don't believe that these 'homo sapiens' cannot answer a question that most 12-year-old kids would know! But then again, we are certain the crew could have been out for hours waiting for the most bizarre and fail answers. But yes, if you don't know an answer, you don't know it and there's nothing wrong in that!
But we have often seen people lie their way to get their fifteen minutes of fame. They all know getting the right answer wouldn't put them on the front of a Youtube video but a catastrophic answer may just do the trick. You know, as they 'fake it till you make it!'
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