A controversial video has gone viral on YouTube with more than 2.5 million views since being uploaded to the channel.
In the clip, an older man is seen making lewd comments towards a young woman, before saying: “I’ve got a feeling I’ll kill you”.
The video has been viewed more than 1.8 million times and has been watched more than 18 million times since it was uploaded on Friday (NZT).
The clip is from a 2013 film about a gay man who commits suicide after being attacked by a man.
The video’s creators have defended the controversial content, saying it was meant to “raise awareness about bullying and hate crime”.
“It’s not about what people think of me, it’s about what I’m capable of,” said the young woman in the clip.
“It was meant as a comedy piece, and a joke, but it’s actually meant to raise awareness about how bullying and violence are being perpetrated against queer and trans people in the world today.”
The clip, which is still available to view on YouTube, was first posted on January 23.
The film, directed by Michael Ondaatje, is set in the US city of Denver and follows two men, Mike and Mikey, who are friends.
One of them has a gay father, and the other is the son of a police officer.
The two men were friends who met online and had a love-hate relationship.
Mikey told the Sydney Morning Herald that he felt that he had to speak out about the issue to “show the world we have to have the same rights as everyone else”.
“I just wanted to do something and not to just do it for the sake of it.
That’s not the way I wanted to live my life, I wanted a different way of living my life,” he said.”
I didn’t want to be just a guy.”
Mikey said the video was meant for a comedic piece, but that he did not feel it was funny.
“The guy who did it is actually the same guy who made the original video, so it was very ironic.
The fact that he’s on this side of the fence doesn’t mean anything.”
The film is still on YouTube and has received more than 17 million views.