An Instagram video featuring a French child receiving a copy of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" book from his grandfather instead of the video game "Minecraft" turned out to be a staged joke by the father.
The video was posted by the French comedian Yann Stotz on his own Instagram account, with the caption: "Family Christmas... awkward moment."
Stotz's son appears to be disappointed after he unpacks his Christmas gift, only to find Hitler's famous book.
The comedian's voice can be heard repeating the names of the video game and the book, seemingly explaining to his father that his son wanted the video game and not the book. Stotz also posted the video on Facebook, before it was removed for "incitement and hatred."
1) he thought the kid wanted me in kampf for Christmas.— Sterling Swan (@sterlingswans) December 27, 2019
2) he went ahead and bought it for him.
"What on Earth is this? Let me see *grabs book* No dad, it's mineCRAFT he wanted!"— Heather Hughson (@HNHughson) December 27, 2019
"He told me Mein Kampf."
"*To self* How did he even find this? That's impossible! *to father* Dad, MineCRAFT, it's a video game for kids."
The father just sitting there, unruffled, is so French 😂
Soo...I have had this as a meme...and I didn’t know it was a real thing 🤣 pic.twitter.com/3LXF0J8HqJ— DefinitelyNotSweetDee 💨 (@NotSweetDeeSez) December 27, 2019
Back in the 80s, my grandparents got my 10-year old a typewriter instead of the TIE fighter he'd asked for.— Tom Yudichak (@tomyudi) December 28, 2019
After two days of the video being retweeted thousands of times, mostly out of context, Yann Stotz explained to 20 Minutes news that he had staged the joke after noticing how similar the video game's name was to the book's title.
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