Meet Grigory Mamurin. He’s the 16-year-old grandson of Igor Neklyudov, a Russian multimillionaire property developer and media magnate.
Recently, Grigory has been getting massive scrutiny online for uploading a video on YouTube where he pays people to perform humiliating acts on camera. In the video above, Grigory goes up to strangers offering between 10,000 and 15,000 roubles (roughly $204 – $307) to drink a glass of his own urine. He also got a woman to strip down to her thong in public for roughly $300.
At one point in the video, one bystander got so offended at Grigory’s offer that he punched him in the face.
Naturally, the video drew 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 says that he didn’t notify his parents about the project and insists 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.