- After a day aboard, the YouTube group NELK Boys were instructed to get off a cruise ship.
- A video of the events shows them making inappropriate comments and pulling pranks.
- They stated that their intention was to “fuck with some people”You will be able to get on the cruise.
A group of YouTubers who are part of the Canadian Content Collective NELK BoysAccording to their latest YouTube video, they were removed from a four night Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas after only one night on board.
The 25-minute VideoThis post was made Tuesday and has been viewed more than 3 million times as of the writing. It is called “We Got Kicked Off a Cruise!”This footage includes footage purportedly showing the group asking staff rude questions and heckling a performance, all with the apparent intention to be removed from the cruise.
Insider reached out to representatives of the NELK Boys but they did not respond immediately.
“We’re the only people to book a five-day cruise with the intention of getting kicked off. We were there for one day,”Stephen Deleonardis (NELK member) said it in the video.
While waiting to board the ship — which, according to logos visible in the video, appears to be operated by Celebrity Cruises — in Miami, the video shows NELK cofounder Kyle Forgeard asking a staff member if there are drugs in the water. Insider was able to contact Celebrity Cruises and they declined to comment on the footage.
Deleonardis later in the video was filmed questioning a person that appeared to be part of the housekeeping staff who provided hot towels. “jizz rags,”I asked another person, who looked like a staff member, if they could book. “tuggies,”Masturbation is a slang term. The group can also be seen taking lewd photos under a Christmas tree at a later stage.
In another scene, you can see a woman asking for help. “they’re not turning their cameras off.”The staff member then approaches the group, and informs them that the woman feels sorry for them. “insulted”By their behaviour.
Later, the video shows the group attending an event that features a speech by the captain and a comedy routine during which Salim Sirur, a NELK member, can be seen laughing while others tell him to. “shut the hell up.”The footage appears to show security guards removing him to the room for applause by fellow guests.
The woman identified as the cruise ship’s security officer was then recorded telling Sirur & Forgeard that she was wearing a bodycam and would share the footage to law enforcement.
“Whatever you’re doing, your behavior is not allowed on board,”You can hear her warning them to stop and leave the ship if they keep going.
Sirur and Forgeard were then filmed meeting with the director of the hotel. Although they were not asked to film the meeting, Sirur and Forgeard recorded audio of their being reprimanded by the hotel director for using inappropriate language and disturbing guests.
According to the text on-screen during NELK’s video, the group was “advised to disembark”Within the next fifteen minutes, the ship was ready. Forgeard stated that the trip’s goal was to “fuck with some people.”
“This is an older crowd, this whole cruise. So, we’re going to really try to take advantage of the pranks and fuck with some people. Just troll them and shit,”Forgeard stated.
Since 2010, the NELK Boys have posted YouTube videos. They have 7.17 million subscribers with a combined total over 1.1 billion hits. They often pull pranks on the public and use crude humor.
YouTube demonetized the channel in September 2020 after members encouraged their fans to ignore COVID-19 guidelines and promote a party at Illinois State University. The New York Times reported. Footage posted to Forgeard’s Instagram StoryThe time indicated that a large gathering had taken place.
“We suspended the NELK channel from the Partner Program because they encouraged large numbers of people to disregard social distancing guidelines, creating a large public health risk,” YouTube wrote on Twitter.
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