FACT CHECK: Video Shared As Illegal Immigrant Defecating Into Trash Can Is Actually Content Creator

Anna Mock | Fact Check Reporter

A video shared on Instagram allegedly shows an illegal immigrant defecating into a trash can. 


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Verdict: False

The video is miscaptioned. It actually shows a popular content creator who records himself doing many other similar pranks.

Fact Check: 

X CEO Elon Musk has claimed the Biden administration is sending illegal migrants to the U.S. in the planning of a terrorist attack, according to New York Post. Musk claimed it’s “just a matter of time” before the country faces an attack of a similar magnitude as 9/11, the outlet reported.

An Instagram video allegedly shows a display of public indecency from an illegal immigrant. The clip appears to show someone perched on top of a metal trash can inside of a subway station, squatting with his pants down as if he is defecating. Several people can be seen walking by.

“Welcome to the new America,” reads text overlaid on the video. “Illegal immigration…. And all you democrats voted for it,” the caption reads.

The video is miscaptioned, however. It was originally posted to Instagram in August 2019 by a popular content creator called Prince Zee. His caption claims that he saw a similar act while traveling in foreign countries and “decided to take that same concept of a man taking a sh*t in a trash can and apply it to the New York City environment and test out the people reactions.” 


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His YouTube, which has over 1.4 million subscribers, shows many other pranks or social experiments such as “Beating a Baby in Public,” “Dead Body Funeral Prank (Gone Wrong!)” and “Sleeping on strangers in the subway.” 

Prince Zee is not an illegal immigrant. He was born and raised in Queens, New York City, he said at the beginning of a 2019 podcast episode.

USA Today also debunked this claim. (RELATED: No, Buses Do Not Show ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Being Bussed In Florida)

Check Your Fact has reached out to a Prince Zee spokesperson for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received. 

Anna Mock

Fact Check Reporter