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This Video Does Not Show a Real Pig Spa for Humans in Britain

Wesam Abo Marq Wesam Abo Marq
21st January 2023
This Video Does Not Show a Real Pig Spa for Humans in Britain
The Pig spa video is from a satirical shows (Twitter)

The Claim

A video shows the first ever pig spa for humans in Britain.

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Social media users widely circulated a video purporting to show Britain’s first ever pig spa, where people can pay 1,200 pounds to live like pigs.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the circulating video and found it to be satirical.

Misbar’s team found the video to be taken from a British comedy show called, "The B@it."

Pigs’ Spa Video Misleads Social Media Users

Misbar searched for the original video using the two words written in the video's upper left corner, "The B@it."

"The B@it" is a comic parody program affiliated with Channel 4, based in the United Kingdom.

As the program profile on IMDb suggests, "The B@IT is C4's hit satirical sketch show that looks like real internet news but pranks those too quick to hit the share button."

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On November 27, 2022, Channel 4 Comedy uploaded the full video to YouTube.

The video’s caption reads, “Inside The UK’s FIRST EVER Pig Spa | The B@it | Channel 4.”

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In the documentary-style video, the guests who stayed at the spa claimed that the experience had altered and extended their perspectives on life.

Misbar also looked up the people in the video and found out that they were cast members of the comedy series.

One of the series actors who appeared in the viral video is Tom Lincoln, who played the role of a guest in the pig spa.

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What Is Satire?

Satire is a genre of art by which defects in human nature and behavior are mocked and exposed through the use of exaggeration, irony, comedy, or mockery.

Satire is employed in a variety of genres, including movies, literature, and music.

Satire's dual objectives are to entertain viewers and to get them to reflect more deeply on a subject. 

There have been plenty of serious issues discussed in the form of satirical movies, such as "The Dictator" (2012), "Don’t Look Up" (2021), and "Jojo Rabbit" (2019).

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