Vitaly Zdorovetskiy, a social media personality and porn entrepreneur was thrown in jail by Egyptian authorities after climbing one of the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo.
Zdorovetskiy posted on Instagram a picture of his feet dangling from what appears to be one of the pyramids .
“No words can explain what I just went through the past 5 days. I was locked up in Egypt because I climbed the Pyramids Of Giza. I’ve been in Jail many times but this one was by far the very worst. I saw horrible things and I don’t wish this upon anybody. Was it worth it? FUCK YEAH! I did it for a good cause and soon I’m going to share the whole video so the whole world can see”
Vitaly also posted a 3 minute video which appears to show him going up the pyramid and the moment he climbed down and got arrested. In the video Vitaly says he has climbed the pyramids as a way to help raise money for Australia which has recently been ravaged by wildfires.
Clad in hoodie written “Stop War Help Australia”, Vitaly can be seen navigating the pyramid walls as another individual follows him. On return he was taken into custody by plain clothes security personnel.
Vitaly and his brand Vitaly Uncensored are no strangers to pranks and unconventional marketing techniques. During the 2019 Champions League Final between Liverpool and Tottenham a barely clothed Kinsey Wolanski ran across the pitch in a stunt to promote the porn site. She was fined £13000 but they reportedly had £3million worth of publicity from just that stunt.
He was also arrested after invading an NBA game.
Zdorovetskiy is a Russian-American YouTube personality best known for prank channel VitalyzdTv.
Egypt’s parliament made it illegal last year for anyone to climb “any antiquity without obtaining a license.” The penalty for doing so can be up to a month in jail and/or a fine ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($630-$6,300).
The stunt has drawn widespread criticism especially in Egypt where people view this as an act of disrespect. There are other people who felt Zdorovetskiy was using the Australian tragedy for his personal gain and notoriety.