A group of students filmed stealing clothes from inside a charity bin have been branded as “morally redundant” by angry members of the public on social media.
The emerged video footage – which amassed thousands of views after being shared on TikTok and Twitter, before being removed following mounting backlash – showed one male and three female students stood around the clothing bin, while one of the girls appears to help herself to items and attempt to show off the brand names on interior tags of the garments.
It also reportedly showed the students bragging that they would be selling the stolen clothes online afterwards.
Viewers were left in uproar and took to social media to express anger as they claimed the clip was uploaded with the caption “@ my depop”, believed to be in reference to the online selling site and app where second hand clothes are often sold.
The students were branded “shocking and disrespectful”, “morally redundant” and more by TikTok and Twitter users.
Meanwhile when the video was shared on Facebook, some people were a little bit more sympathetic towards the involved students.
One commenter wrote: “Obviously may not be the case, but I can’t assume just by how they look what they’re going through, they could be homeless/insecure housing/broke/cut off from parents etc and might be trying to literally survive, obviously if that isn’t the case yeah this is minging.
“Don’t steal from charity bins, that’s not ok”.
Other Facebook users weren’t as willing to give the students the benefit of the doubt.
Manchester Metropolitan University is now said to investigating the video footage, as the incident is believed to have happened at a British Heart Foundation donation site on their campus.
The university said that it was aware of the video footage circulating.
It confirmed that the donation bin was on their campus, but while the youths in the video have been widely referred to as students online, it still remains unclear as to whether they are of university age, or which establishment they attend.
A Manchester Metropolitan University spokesman said in relation to the video: “We’re aware of a video on social media relating to clothing donation units on the university campus and are currently investigating further”.
The British Heart Foundation has also been approached, but has declined to comment at this time.
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James Corden is trending as football fans joke loser of England vs USA ‘has to keep him’
Twitter users might have noticed that James Corden is trending again – and it’s not because it’s nearly Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special season.
The reason the British actor, comedian and presenter is trending is much funnier.
Once the World Cup games were matched up and we realised England and USA would face off in the group stages, people started joking that they would use Corden as a punishment for losing.
It’s become an ongoing joke that the loser of tonight’s World Cup match will ‘have to keep James Corden’.
And nobody seems to want that.
Corden fell out of favour last month when New York restaurant Balthazar called him ‘a tiny Cretin of a man’ and said that he abused their staff on his visit.
He was banned, then apologised, and now all seems to be forgiven.
But the internet does not forgive so easily.
At the time of writing, England vs USA is drawn 0-0.
Here are some of the tweets that sum up why James Corden is trending tonight:
You can buy half Christmas trees so you don’t have to decorate the full thing
December is nearly ready for rolling around once again.
It’s time to reach out the decorations out and get into the festive spirit, but for those who’d consider themselves a bit lazy, there’s an invention that could be a life saver, and it’s quite honestly genius.
You can now buy ‘half Christmas trees’ – otherwise known as or ‘against the wall Christmas trees’.
Unless your tree’s going to placed in front of a street-facing window for rafts of passers-by to see on a daily basis, it can be really tempting to just not decorate the back of it at all, right? The faff off trying to evenly-distribute strings of lights, tinsel and baubles around a full tree is often a lot more trouble than it’s worth, especially when it’s not going to be properly seen anyway.
Some would probably say it’s pointless, and it’s this thought that has presumably prompted companies to start selling these ‘half Christmas trees’.
If you’re wondering what a ‘half Christmas tree’ is, it’s basically exactly as it sounds – half a tree.
Half Christmas trees – which are also a great option for those with slightly less space to dedicate to seasonal decorations – are available in various places, and for all manner of budgets, so it should be fairly easy to get your hands on one this festive season.
According to the product description on the Very website: “This may look like a regular Christmas tree, but it’s been cleverly designed so that one side is completely flat, so no matter how limited your space might be, you and your family can still enjoy the magic of having a tree in your home,”
“Standing an impressive 6ft tall and featuring 511 tips for a lush look, you can stand it flat against the wall to save on valuable floor space,
“It also means you don’t have to worry about any of your favourite decorations being out of sight at the back”.
If you’re looking for something a little cheaper though, then there’s plenty of different options available on eBay and Amazon too, and our pick for this would be the vidaXL Artificial Half Christmas Tree – which is currently being sold on eBay by a number of different sellers for prices starting at £24.