LiveLeaks posted a video on April 7th titled “Smoking Bed Bugs to get HIGH” that has garnered over 121,150 views over the past week. But, as the Phoenix New Times writes, the story is a complete hoax.
To create the hoax, a savvy anonymous video editor spliced together footage from an ABC 15 story about hash with a voice over talking about bed bugs. The footage contains commentary from users allegedly talking about the high they get from smoking bugs, when in reality the interviewees are discussing the feeling of being high on hash.
As Snopes reports, the “story was just a hoax, an April Fool’s Day prank based on an altered version of a real KNXV-TV report from several months earlier on the dangers of dabbing (i.e., inhaling butane-extracted hash oil, also known as BHO).”
To see the full news report or the hoax click the video below: