Man, 65, who posed with his 12-YEAR-OLD 'bride' for photos Times Square is met with fury from onlookers who try to drag the girl away from him in social experiment clip

Shocked: A social experiment by YouTube star Coby Persin, 21, sees a 'groom' of 65 and a 'bride' who is just 12 years old pose for cameras in Times Square

Square is met with fury from onlookers who try to drag the girl away from him in social experiment clip 


YouTube star Coby Persin, 21, of New York, brought a 65-year-old 'groom' and his 12-year-old 'bride' into Times Square to stage a photoshoot

  • The 'newlyweds' were gawked at by onlookers with several confronting the man and trying to whisk the girl off to police
  • The experiment was conducted to raise awareness around the issue of child marriage - which is still legal in some states for kids as young as 12
Sometimes in order to understand the reality of an awful global issue, people need to be able to see it happening right in front of them.
So in order to raise awareness about the global issue of arranged child marriages, 21-year-old YouTube star Coby Persin decided to push the envelope by asking a 12-year-old 'bride' to pose with a 65-year-old 'groom' in the middle of Times Square - despite the fact that child marriages aren't actually legal in the United Status.
In his latest social experiment clip, Coby brings the man and his young 'wife' into the middle of Times Square for a staged post-wedding photo shoot - sending passersby into a fit of anger.


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Shocked: A social experiment by YouTube star Coby Persin, 21, sees a 'groom' of 65 and a 'bride' who is just 12 years old pose for cameras in Times Square
Taking on the issues: Coby staged the experiment to highlight the plight of child brides around the world - including in America
Taking on the issues: Coby staged the experiment to highlight the plight of child brides around the world - including in America


Taking on the issues: Coby staged the experiment to highlight the plight of child brides around the world - including in America
Taking on the issues: Coby staged the experiment to highlight the plight of child brides around the world - including in America

Coby's video begins with him explaining to viewers how child marriage is not only legal in 91 countries around the world, but even continues to be legal in the United States - with some having a cut off as low as 12 years of age.
So, to put the issue right out there, Coby heads into Times Square with an elderly man in a suit and a young girl of just 12 in a wedding dress.
As he directs them to sit and pose in areas of the square, passersby gawk in disbelief at the supposed newlyweds. 
Soon enough, people start approaching the man and his unsmiling child bride, with one woman asking the little girl: 'Where is your mom?'