Prankster Roman Atwood has a large YouTube following: 2.3 million subscribers and over 310 million views. Still, few of his prank videos blow up quite like the one from last week.
Last week, Atwood made a revelation to his girlfriend … that didn't go according to plan. It exploded, generating 26.8 million views last week. according to the latest data from VidIQ, and was shared nearly 85,000 times. The next biggest clip on the VideoWatch/VidIQ chart was Epic Rap Battles of History's faceoff between Picasso and Bob Ross, which pulled in over 5 million views.
Check out Atwood's mishap here:
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