A disturbing video circulating on X, the platform once known as Twitter, has sparked a vigorous discussion on the influence far-right content creators hold over young minds. The clip shows Nico ‘Sneako’ De Balinthazy, a former member of the MrBeast team turned controversial figure, interacting with young fans in a manner that has many alarmed.
Sneako, known for his prominent presence in the Red Pill subreddit — a space embraced by the incel community, which frequently advocates misogynistic viewpoints and rejects feminist perspectives — was faced with a harsh reflection of his ideologies during a recent meet-and-greet at a Miami Marlins baseball game. In the incel community, individuals identify as “involuntarily celibate,” often harboring resentment towards women and those sexually active. The term “red pill” refers to The Matrix, symbolizing an awakening to perceived harsh truths, typically used to describe anti-feminist points of view.
“Sneako finally realizes he got himself in a bubble with his red pill content,” an X user wrote along with a clip of the influencer interacting with kids.
The video has been viewed more than 3 million times.
sneako finally realizes he got himself in a bubble with his red pill content \ud83e\udd23
During the event, young fans vocalized hateful speech, with one shouting, “Andrew Tate! F*ck the women! F*ck the women!”
Sneako, appearing taken aback and uncomfortable, responded, “What?? No, no, no, wait, wait, we love women, we love women!” However, the children continued with derogatory remarks aimed at transgender and gay individuals.
“But not, like, transgenders,” one of the children says.
Another says, “F**k gays,” and a third child says, “All gays should die.”
Viewers of the video noted the apparent desire of the children for Sneako’s approval, with one individual pointing out, “The way that kid was looking at him for approval, though.” This incident has opened up broader discussions on content creators’ responsibility when influencing the younger generation.
Responses on X showcase the depth of concern from the community, with remarks highlighting the discomfort visible on the face of one of the teens present. A screenshot capturing the teen’s grimace circulated, prompting one user to comment, “Someone save this kid from them.” Others envisioned the potential regret the children might feel in the future, stating, “Imagine seeing urself 10 years later in the clip and thinking were cool af for acting that way.”
Critics noted that Sneako’s initial reaction, a mixture of surprise and awkward laughter, failed to address the gravity of the remarks adequately. Following the widespread backlash, he blamed media and LGBTQ+ inclusive education for the children’s comments, embodying a dismissive “boys will be boys” attitude.
Despite the immediate backlash, Sneako exhibited a lack of genuine remorse.
On Monday morning, he reposted the video on X, shifting blame onto others and defending the young fans’ remarks: “They are children and obviously joking. This is how I was at 12. But If it sounds egregious to you, blame the [Pride] flags in their classrooms. Blame the media for emasculating men. Its YOUR fault for forcing an obvious agenda. Not these kids. BOYS WILL BE BOYS.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Sneako issued a sarcastic apology on Rumble, his current content platform following a YouTube ban, where he pretended to cry, mockingly saying, “I just wanted to take a moment to apologize for everything and take accountability.”