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Who Is JOB’s In “Fiery Water” With Canada’s B.C. Ministry of Environment

“These guys are just pouring gasoline into our local watershed and lighting it on fire for the sake of their video.” 

news // Aug 31, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Has Who is JOB? had the same effect on the youth of today as the old CKY and Jackass videos did on that of the late 90’s/early 2000’s? Probably, just to a lesser effect. I guess we’ve never seen Poopies stick a toy car in a condom à la Ryan Dunn (RIP) and get a rectal exam. But, the similarities between Who is JOB? and anything put forward by Dickhouse or Bam Margera Productions are apparent: the speedos, the bro-downs, the pain and adult minded childish stunts (which become increasingly deranged). But that’s the beauty in the antics. And, one of life’s better pleasures is watching people attempt anything that can quickly result in catastrophe. Most the time we root for the worse-case-scenario (well, most of us). But when you push the boundaries of the establishment, occasionally, you get in a bit of trouble. But isn’t that the point? Pouring gasoline or some sort of accelerant over a log in a lake in Canada and filming it isn’t the most intelligent plan (environmentalists don’t take too kindly to that sort of thing), but it’s also not the least intelligent thing the JOB and pals have put on the internet. 

The most recent episode of Who Is JOB? has disappeared from the internet due to the fire/log/boardslide situation. And, the Canadians (especially the Tofino locals) are pissed, “disgusted”, “sick to their stomachs” by their inability to respect “this natural environment.”

An article on CBC.com investigates:

An adventure video filmed in Tofino B.C. has locals furious at a group of American surfers who show off by surfing a flaming log on a pristine B.C. lake in a Red Bull TV segment.

The video shows the professional surfers driving out in a rolling hot tub, surfing the beach then heading to a lake — allegedly Kennedy Lake — where they set a log on fire and surf over it at top speeds all set to adrenalin-pumping music.

“I felt absolutely disgusted,” said Josh Temple of Ocean Outfitters in Tofino B.C.

“I see one of our local watersheds on fire. These guys are just pouring gasoline into our local watershed and lighting it on fire for the sake of their video.”

Red Bull Media House, which produces Red Bull TV, declined to comment on whether a substance was used to set the log ablaze. 

surfer eats small fish

“Canadian Sushi.”

Mr Temple is also quite upset over the eating of a dead fish.

“Cutting to a clip of a dead fish, a juvenile fish, right after that whole scene in the video just put me over the edge,” said Temple who has worked in the adventure/tourism business for 17 years.

“To see celebrities come in and a massive international corporation come into our backyard and behave like this made me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t believe what I was watching,” continued Temple.

The article goes on to repeat that Red Bull Media won’t say how the log in Kennedy Lake was ignited…but logs in water don’t just stay on fire. 

An apology has been issued over the stunt. “This should not have happened, and we regret it. We have apologised to B.C parks and have taken down this video clip.”

After 134 comments on CBC.com and a disclaimer stating: To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada’s online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Comments have been closed.

However, as is typical with comment sections, there’s a lot of anger dripping down the thread, you can read them here.

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