Earlier this week, a nine-second clip showing a fight among movie-goers at a screening of the highly anticipated Five Nights at Freddy's movie went viral. However, doubts have arisen regarding the authenticity of the video, leaving many questioning whether the fight was real or fake.
On October 25th, a user on X/Twitter named @jojoincel shared the video, which showcased around six or seven people engaged in a scuffle with screams and laughter in the background. The video also displayed the credits of the FNAF movie. According to @jojoincel, the incident took place in Acton, London, but the reason behind the altercation remains unknown.
The clip quickly gained traction, with popular X/Twitter accounts and media outlets, including Fox News and Yahoo, sharing it. However, a TikTok user named sleepzyy1x claimed that the fight was a joke. Although his video was removed, a re-upload appeared to substantiate his claim.
In the re-uploaded video, the TikTok user stated, "I'm here to tell you that nothing actually happened. It's all jokes, we're all guys. No one got hurt, no one took it seriously." He also shared his point of view footage, which showed teenagers laughing and shoving each other during the incident.
The original poster, @jojoincel, commented on the response, admitting that she believed the fight was real due to the commotion in the cinema at the time. This conflicting information has left the internet divided, unsure of whether the video was a publicity stunt, a joke, or a genuine altercation.
Ultimately, the authenticity of the fight may remain a mystery. However, this incident serves as a reminder to approach viral stories with skepticism. If nothing else, fans of Five Nights at Freddy's can rest assured that there is no need to fear fisticuffs when attending the movie this weekend.