Meet Grigory Mamurin. He’s the 16-year-old grandson of Igor Neklyudov, a Russian multimillionaire property developer and media magnate.
Mamurin is receiving massive scrutiny online for uploading a video of himself paying people to perform humiliating acts on camera. In his video, above, Mamurin offers strangers between 10,000 and 15,000 roubles (roughly $204 – $307) to drink a glass of their own urine. He also gets a woman to strip down to her thong in public for roughly $300.
At one point in the video, one bystander gets so offended at Mamurin’s offer that he punches him in the face.
At the end of the video, Mamurin buys two jars of caviar for about $47 and proceeds to film three homeless men eating it.
Naturally, the video has drawn a lot of criticism online. However, Grigory defended his video by saying that he was trying to prove what society “is ready to do for the sake of money”.
In a statement through a personal press officer, Grigory said:
“I don’t understand why people are so negative about me. We have seen similar shows on MTV, various practical jokes. I can say that every fourth person agreed to do something crazy like this. The video is genuine. I should have been at least Spielberg to stage something like this. I don’t want to prove anything to anybody. I did not expect it to become such an online bomb. But it did work. My granddad got to know and father and mother. I should say they do not approve of it. But they don’t stop me. I can go on with this project. This is a rule in our family – even if you do not approve of something, you must respect what the others do.”
Grigory said that he didn’t notify his parents about the project and that he didn’t spend their money making it.
“Of course, originally this is their money but this is also my savings. I got the money from my parents for my birthdays and saved quite a lot. It is also a joint project, the money of my friends is here too. It is not like Granddad, give me 100,000 roubles and I will make people drink urine. He promised a follow-up in which ‘a girl who agreed to lick the bottom of his boot from one end to the other for 10,000 roubles. I do not criticize these people. I think each of them has problems which makes them do this. We don’t know what we would have done if we had had the same problems. If to talk about me – I don’t think I was ever in a situation when I would drink urine.”
Spoken like a true spoiled rich kid.