(PCM) After receiving quite a bit of negative backlash online after it was revealed that the viral video “Drunk Girl In Public” was a hoax, star Jennifer Box has issued a public apology.
The video was released shortly after the viral video that featured a woman being catcalled on the streets hit the net and featured an allegedly intoxicated Box walking down Hollywood Blvd in Los Angeles. In the video she appears lost and is looking for directions, during which she is propositioned by several men who are attempting to lure her to their homes and take advantage of her.
The “social experiment” video, as it is now being called, sparked a ton of public outrage online as people were horrified that the men would be attempting to take advantage of a clearly impaired female.
Box has now released a statement and public apology claiming that the film’s producers tricked her into believing that the video would not be passed off as being real. In her apology she claims that she was hired as an actress for the video which she was told was for a “light-hearted prank show” and the men were actually incredible gentlemen during the filming, as they were hired as actors as well.
She apologizes for the poor characterization of men that was portrayed in the video and the drama that it has caused. Overall the video received well over 12 million views on YouTube before it was finally made private. The Smoking Gun.com was the first to reveal that the video was indeed a hoax and the filmmakers have yet to comment on the issue.