A shocking video show a man being attacked and eaten on the beach by a whale. Is the video real or fake?
It’s not real.
The video, which has nearly 3 million views as of May 2014, shows a man frolicking on the beach before a whale suddenly appears and viciously attacks him. It has been shared thousands of times by shocked viewers.
Although the popular video on YouTube begins with the caption, “Get gets eaten by the killer whale while on the shore,” the video is actually a commercial for a company called “La Sirena” in the Dominican Republic. The subtitles read: “Not all pencils give you luck, just the pencil ‘La Suerte’ from la Sirena.”
Let’s take a look at the video itself:
Although the video of a whale attacking a man on the beach looks convincing, it is just a television ad from the Dominican Republic.