Two Russian twins have sparked outrage for recording a staged video, in which they order food for a homeless man in a wheelchair so they can win an iPhone.
Twin sisters Adelya and Alina Fatkheev, 24, were criticised by social media users after the video went viral for ‘being so divorced from real life that they do not even understand how the poor can be helped.’
In the video, which they uploaded to Instagram, the pair are shown walking down the street in designer clothing, when they come across a homeless man in a wheelchair.
The man, identified as Yuri Zasorin, has been living on the streets for 28 years.
After spotting him, the pair turn to each other and say: ‘Poor thing, he probably hasn’t eaten for a long time.’
Using their phone, they call a restaurant, before a deliveryman from Yandex Food shows up with a tray of sushi and a set of chopsticks.
Standing on either side of Yuri, they begin to feeding him Japanese maki before then handing him the tray, and leaving him to eat it himself.
At the end of the video, Yuri praises the pair and says, ‘everyone knows that there are good people who can help’.
Yet the video caused outrage among many, with one social media user condemning the ‘hypocrisy’ for 42 seconds of fame.
The clip was recorded for entry to the ‘We Care’ competition organised by a group calling itself the the ‘Youth of Tatarstan’.
The competition offers a range of prizes up for grabs, including an iPhone XR and PlayStation 4 as well as other expensive prizes.
Local media reported that Yuri had lost his job working on a construction site, before he became homeless.
He became paralysed in 2013 after years of sleeping rough caused him to suffer massive frostbite to his legs.
The twins did not win the competition with their controversial entry.
A spokesperson for Yandex.Food called the incident ‘scandalous’ and said they did not cooperate with the twins in any way.
The twins had previously received media attention when they claimed they were looking for a ‘disgustingly rich’ husband for them to share, adding that they ‘do everything together’.
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