TikTok prankster Mizzy, whose real name is Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, is seen outside Stratford Magistrates Court in east London (Picture: Marcin Nowak/LNP)
TikTok ‘prankster’ Mizzy has been locked up for 18 weeks by a judge who told him his social media stunts were ‘not funny’ and driven by a ‘desire to be famous’.
The 19-year-old, real name Bacari-Bronze O’Garro, was found guilty last month of deliberately flouting a court order banning him from uploading videos of people without their consent.
In one of the offending videos, passersby were visible in the background as Mizzy said to the camera: ‘The UK law is a joke.’
Sentencing him to 18 weeks in a young offenders’ institution on Tuesday, Judge Matthew Bone said: ‘Put bluntly your pranks are not funny’.
The judge said the influencer’s actions had been motivated by a desire to ‘receive money and designer clothes from sponsors’.
Mizzy’s trial heard how he began sharing videos of people without their consent on the same day the criminal behaviour order was passed on May 24 this year.
It was shown footage, shared on his Twitter account on the night of May 24, featuring him in Westfield shopping centre, Stratford, after he appeared on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show and mocked the British judicial system.
In the video, passersby were visible in the background as Mizzy, from Hackney, said to the camera: ‘The UK law is a joke.’
Other videos shared on his Snapchat account, which were also in breach, showed him grabbing hold of a schoolboy by his uniform and another showed him fighting a man with dwarfism, which Mizzy claimed were hoax videos made with their prior agreement.
The teen’s claim that one of his friends, who had access to his login details, posted the Twitter videos without his consent, was dismissed by Judge Matthew Bone as ‘inconceivable’.
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