Fox News attempted to tap into the recent Antifa craze when reporter Jesse Watters interview what they believed to be an Antifa activist. Instead they fell for a hoax by a youtuber known as BG Kumbi.
BG Kumbi has been on youtube since 2012 and has been known for intentionally baiting various internet communities for years. He became first well known for attacking the website 4chan, claiming to have declared war on them in the name of the controversial meme sharing website 9gag. In other videos he declared war on the largest youtube Pewdiepie. Some of his videos include titles like “I got put in the Special Needs Class because I wore a Trash Bag to School” and “Bernie Sanders tried to rape me”
Before the interview Kumbi made a video declaring himself an Antifa member which was quite obviously meant to satirize Antifa such as when he bragged that he punched a skinhead near a cancer ward. And during the interview Kumbi completely shows his face contrary to Antifas tactic of concealing their identity and has a printed out picture of Karl Marx in the background. He claimed right-wing infiltrators firebombed the Limousine of a Muslim immigrant and called the horse that almost got stabbed by Antifa members a racist Trump supporter.
Kumbi has since posted the interview on his channel getting praise in the comments for the level of trolling that he committed. This hoax seems to once again show the clear gap between mainstream media and internet culture. Either way this has certainly become one of the biggest troll hoaxes since the SJW parody Twitter account Godfrey Elfwick was invited to discuss Star Wars on BBC.