Another kid fries himself imitating “Jackass” stunt.

You’d think after the first few idiots burn themselves the rest of the idiots would smarten up a bit, but as this article proves it is unwise to over-estimate the ability of idiots to learn from other’s mistakes.

Fifteen-year-old Kelvin Wu initially told police he was set on fire Friday night while walking from the Issaquah-Skyline football game. Police were told that two men walking past the Issaquah teen flicked cigarette ashes onto his shirt and it caught fire, and that Wu’s friends tried to smother the flames but had to tear off the boy’s shirt.

Police Cmdr. Stan Conrad said officers later determined that along with four friends, Wu soaked his T-shirt in alcohol and lit it as his friends videotaped the stunt. But Wu suffered severe burns to his torso, arms, face, head and ears, police said.

The words “dumb ass” just don’t begin to describe. Unlike the hordes of parents and knee-jerk activists groups that are already penning angry letters to their editors about how horrible the Jackass movie and show are and how the creators of said product should be strung up by their testicles for putting out such crap, I firmly plant the blame for this on the now well-singed idiot kids who continue to set themselves on fire. As someone else said, this is just natural selection in action.

111 thoughts on “Another kid fries himself imitating “Jackass” stunt.

  1. The barbecued ‘Jackass’ imitator reminded me of an incident from my high school days.  There was a movied called ‘The Program’ that focused on the alpha males on a high school football team.  One night, to prove their bravado, they lay down in the middle of a freeway while cars raced by.

    Evidently, come kids tried this in real life and got caked.  As a radio commentator said at the time, “Well, what do you know?  Darwin was right.”

    The frustrating thing was that the freeway scene was pulled from the movie in later releases.  Granted, it wasn’t that good a movie, despite the presences of Halle Berry and Kristi Swanson, but still.  You don’t mess with movies.

  2. I am personally heartened by the story, we need more kids like that one. On the plains of the Serengeti he would be picked off by lions or hyenas probably seconds after birth but if he made it to adulthood he would be the gazelle that finds his idiot head in the vise-like grip of an alligators maw down at the watering hole. We don’t have a natural predator, so nature is obviously turning our own brains against us. I can’t wait to see the damage when Euthanasiapalooza – the movie comes out.

  3. I seriously think this kid is literally retarded or close to it. Me, being 15, think that the Jackass movie and the shows are hilarious. I have also imitated some of the less stupid stunts( i.e. the grocery carts) and have not been harmed, I think that its alright to do what you want as long as you know what you are doing and have PROFESSIONAL HELP too. The angry parents can stick their letters up their uptight puritan crapholes.

  4. It is simply impossible to feel sorry for idiots like this who self-destruct. 

    Jokes about Darwinism aside, the irony here, of course, is that throughout human history teenage boys have been doing stunts like this.  Its sort of a combination of high testosterone levels mixed with zero wisdom. 

    Cars, sleds, skateboards, horses, weapons. . .Kids like this end up in emergency rooms all across the USA every day, and it never even makes local press.  The only different HERE is that there is a recent popular movie to put the blame on. 

    Well, here’s a HINT for the confused: The movie is called “Jackass”. . .what is that supposed to say about those people who pull these stunts?

  5. wow im not amazed…he is just a dumb mental retard he is worst them then retards with big foreheads and weird talk…BTW all retards (some people call them mentally handicapped which aka is dumb as shyt) anyways, he is just a dumb mental retard who thinks 2 + 2 = 7

  6. Thank you, Kevin, for providing us with as fine of an example of why people should not use drugs as anything the Council For A Drug-Free America could ever hope to come up with.

    Yes folks, use drugs and you could have the verbal acuity of our good friend Kevin here. Kevin holds several doctorates in fields as diverse as “Talking Incomprehensibly” and “Setting A Good Bad Example”. He’s working toward his Masters in “Killing Yourself In A Spectacularly Stupid Manner” and will likely become a finalist for an upcoming Darwin Award.

  7. I AM THE GREAT CORNHOLIO! I NEED TP FOR MY BUNGHOLE!

    if people enjoy looking like pricks and causing themselves pain then let ‘em do it, it’s their own fault if they get badly hurt. People have been acting like jackasses for a lot longer than jackass has been around so bahhhhh.

    ARE YOU THREATENING ME!? YOU DO NOT WANT TO THREATEN ME OR YOU WILL FACE THE WRATH OF MY BUNGHOLE!!!

  8. I hope George W Bush tries imitating ANY of the Jackass stunts. I think he REALLY needs to die urgently…for the good of the world. I’ll contribute $456 for gasoline!.

  9. Ithink that it’s sad when people act like asses like that. They had no right to do that to him. It’s retarded what people will do to just make themselves or other people laugh.

  10. I think that these stunts are awesome. Everyone has the right to be stupid sometimes and intend to excercise that right!!!!

  11. You raise an interesting point here Amanda. Do people, in fact, have a “right” to be stupid? If this is so then you’d think that attending school would be a completely voluntary thing instead of mandated by law as it currently stands. Certainly there’s nothing in the Bill of Rights that says citizens have a right to be stupid. At best you could argue that the “pursuit of happiness” that is mentioned could be defined as “ignorance is bliss.”

    Personally, I do think people have the freedom, for the most part, to switch off their brains and do idiotic things and a lot of folks take advantage of that freedom. I just don’t want those folks who decide to be idiots to cry about it later and try to sue other people because of their own stupidity.

    If you’re dumb enough to douse yourself in gasoline and strike a match in an attempt to recreate something you saw in a movie, well, you have a “right” to live with the pain and suffering you’re likely to cause yourself and you’ve got no one to blame but your own fool self for doing something that most people who do decide to use their brains, even a little bit, know is a “bad idea.”

  12. Now who says stupid stunts are ANY kind of a problem in our country? I salute these people (and myself) for sacrificing personal health and safety so other people can laugh at our pain. As far as i’m concerned, it’s fun. For all of you who just sit around and badmouth the likes of us, I suggest you go out and do something remarkably dangerous, live through it, and then see how your comments will change. I mean, seriously, come on! Now, nobody said there’s anything wrong at all with hurting yourself, provided it’s in the privacy of your own home, and if that’s what you’re into, so be it. I’ve done some incredibly stupid things to entertain my friends, and plan to do a lot more. For the amusement/media fodder of all you, here’s a few of my dumb stunts: I have 1) run full speed into a padded wall, 2) dropkicked a decorative lawn tree, 3) slid down a handrail into a kiddie pool, 4) booted myself in the skull, 5) run headfirst into an archery target, 6) started a massive hallway moshpit, 7) pierced myself with a stapler, 8) stuck 105 pins in my hand, etc. I have been doing this stuff for a long time, and I like it. The pain is a rush and to hear everyone laughing is a great thing. Maybe i’m a little sick, maybe you’re a little pretentious, maybe it’s nobody’s fault. Either way, just remember: I would be doing this regardless of what I saw on TV. People like me have been jackasses WAY before Jackass ever came anywhere close to hitting the airwaves. Forget the parents, they shouldn’t care about what their kids are doing with their friends and some video cameras, it’s the kids’ freedom.

  13. I have seen shows such as jackass before. I’m 13, and find the shopping cart stunts quite entertaining, and fun to watch, and participate in. I also think that some of the skateboard stunts are pretty cool. What I find hard to understand here is that a 15 year old retard tried to basically fry himself in gasoline. Does it take that much thinking to realize that doing this will result in people like us thinking of him as a complete faggot for the rest of his life? What a little crap.

  14. Yes! Thank you Chris! My point exactly! Who the HELL expects to freakin’ light themselves on FIRE with gasoline (not Lysol, that stuff burns but doesn’t burn your skin) and just live through it? Besides, that whole “imitating” thing was just a lie that kid told to get some money and make his parents not blame him. Knoxville wore protective gear when doing this stunt and warned against doing this at home. Thanks to this little bastard nobody gets to watch Jackass anymore. I hate these smallminded people who think every crew of people doing stupid stuff they have thought up as “imitating” or “playing Jackass”. Freakin’ sick of it.

  15. So is imitating a Government Official so knock it off. Your IP address IS being logged here.

  16. HEY! I KNOW THIS KID! HE USED TO GO TO MY HIGH   SCHOOL BEFORE HE LEFT, HE WAS ALSO THE KID WHO MICROWAVED HIS PET TURTLE!

  17. hey i think stunts are ok i myself have done stunts been bomb with 5 paintball guns with goggles and helmet one time shot my self in the eye they rule

  18. It is ridiculous that people feel the urge to do dangerous things when there is nothing to be gained from them.

    If the most positive outcome of such a stunt is that one does NOT hurt himself, it is not admirable when people have the “courage” to do them. They just lack skill in risk assessment.

    People like tms2003 may think otherwise, but they are just plain wrong. Some things are not a matter of taste, just like a cut-off nose or Colin Powell’s face. They are BAD and he who does not notice that they are bad does not have a clear mind.

  19. I personally think that everyone who even thinks about doing a stupid stunt, should just grow up. Even if you think it is a harmless stunt, something could go wrong. The grocery cart stunt can be dangerous to you(wether you think so or not) and could also be dangerous to cars, people walking by, etc. Also, think about family and friends that are affected by this, too. Think of how they feel, worrying if you’ll come home safe. I’m 34 years old with a daughter that’s 11, and if she where to try some kind of a dumb stunt, I would feel so hurt and devistated by that. Also, BillyBob, someone could copy this page and turn it over to the authorities and eventually you could get busted. It is not cool to wish anyone dead, even if you absolutely hate them. What you feel is right, may not be what anyone else feels is right and the other way around. Think about it.

  20. I think you are all dumb for feeling sorry for these stupid fucks. They know perfectly well what they are getting themselves into. They are just stupid. I mean who lays down in front of a speeding car, or lights himself on fire? I do this shit, but we are not complete retards when it comes to it. If you agree or disagree with me,PLEASE email me at ChristPuncher72@aol.com check out our movie, AppLeSauCE—email applesaucemovie@aol.com for a FREE 20 minute preview!!!!!!!!

  21. You cannot blame Jackass for any of these things, if Jackass did not exist teens would still do the stupidest things that come to mind, at times i do too…just not lighting myself on fire..idiots! anyways, Jackass has nothing to do with it, having fun and being outgoing and being a teen have everything to do with it, most of us teens are not occupied over summer vacation or on the weekends so we do something that seems fun and yet so stupid, something we can laugh about after wards if we don’t seriously hurt ourselves, and even if we do, we’ll probably do it again, and all of the after school programs are just more reasons to rebel. For example, my brother has started a teen wrestling program and already has plenty of wrestlers, of course i’m only a referee, his friend andy and him were wrestling and taping it, my brother took a steel chair and smacked it on the back of his friend’s head, it was nasty, it was bleeding really bad and we had to put pressure on it, then they lied and said andy hit himself with a door on accident. The point is, teens will be teens, the more friends they have, the better the chances of getting hurt, the more adults try to stop us, the more we rebel and the stupider we act.  raspberry  and, oh, its not just the boys as one of you said, i do it too! raspberry too uptight, you guys should worry about your own kids and quit complaining about other teens.

  22. life is short, especially for that retard… lol ok well i think ppl should be able to do what they want so all hail the retard who fried himslef… Y DO U GUYS CARE ANYWAYS???? its not like u knew him, so back off,,, neither did i! but yea owell… kevin rocks… stunts rock!!! and give drugs not hugs…

  23. Lindsay, I’m not blaming Jackass for these things. I’m blaming the dumbass kids for being so stupid as to try and recreate the stunts and I blame the parents for not doing a decent enough job of educating their kids in the first place.

    Sara, I care because I’d like to think that when you kids get old enough to run the country you’ll have enough fucking brains not to screw it all up.

    Don’t get me wrong, you kids have every right in the world to set yourself on fire and jump in front of moving cars or off of buildings into swimming pools if you really want to. Just remember that there is often a price to pay for your stupidity and it’ll affect more than yourself if you’re seriously injured. Your parents will have to find a way to pay for your medical bills and nurse you back to health because you thought it was cool to do some dumbass thing and are now paralyzed or burned over 65% of your body. When you think of how much of an impact that has on your whole fucking family, emotionally as well as financially, then you might realize you’re being pretty fucking selfish by insisting you have a right to be a dumbfuck. But who gives a fuck about your parents, right? Or your friends who might have to live with the trauma of watching you splatter what few brains you’ve got all over the sidewalk. Just so long as they got it all on videotape, right?

    Fucking idiots.

  24. Okay, Les you are making this wole thing more complicated than it needs to be, you don’t need all these theories and explanations for jackass related injuries, or for the making of the show. Jackass is a light hearted show intended to make people happy, the people who make the show have all said that they love doing it because it’s fun and thy enjoy making people laugh. That doesn’t mean the kids are complete idiots to copy what they watch, kids see these guys having fun and being “brave” and want to try it out, either from boredom or because they enjoy a rush.
    And it doesn’t mean jackass is to blame, Even if they never watched jackass – If it was from boredom they would find some other dumb thing to do and if they enjoy a rush then the chance that they will do something dangerous is even higher. It has nothing to do with the show itself.
    And it is not the parents fault either, how many people can honestly say that they never saw a rated R movie when they were under 18, or never watched a show they’re parents didn’t want them to watch. And you can’t keep your kids locked up and under supervision 24 hours a day, especially when they are 15.
    When a tradgedy occurs everyone feels comforted if they have someone or something to blame, but sometimes no one is to blame, it’s that simple, things happen, you mourn and you hope it doesn’t happen again but you don’t ruin more lives by assigning blame.

  25. Okay, Les you are making this wole thing more complicated than it needs to be, you don’t need all these theories and explanations for jackass related injuries, or for the making of the show. Jackass is a light hearted show intended to make people happy, the people who make the show have all said that they love doing it because it’s fun and thy enjoy making people laugh.

    There’s nothing complicated about it. Allow me to repeat, for the umpteenth time, that I am not blaming, nor have I ever blamed, the show itself for these kids getting hurt. You folks need to learn how to read.

    That doesn’t mean the kids are complete idiots to copy what they watch, kids see these guys having fun and being “brave” and want to try it out, either from boredom or because they enjoy a rush.

    If they aren’t taking the same precautions the people on the show are, and the people on the show are taking precautions such as having paramedics on hand if something goes wrong, then these kids who try to imitate these stunts are being complete idiots. For example, the fire stunt Knoxville performed on television where he set his pants on fire with steaks tied to them was performed with flame retardant pants and people with fire extinguishers in hand nearby. Yet these kids don’t even stop to consider that they pants and shirts they’re wearing are plain old-fashioned cloth and no one ever seems to have a fire extinguisher in case something goes wrong.

    The show’s stunt was risky, but they had precautionary measures in place. The kid’s stunt was just fucking stupid. I’m sure he enjoyed the rush of flames up his legs, though.

    And it doesn’t mean jackass is to blame, Even if they never watched jackass – If it was from boredom they would find some other dumb thing to do and if they enjoy a rush then the chance that they will do something dangerous is even higher. It has nothing to do with the show itself.

    Once again I shall repeat that I am not blaming Jackass for the idiots who try to follow in their footsteps. Kids have tried to imitate stupid stunts they see in all manner of movies and TV shows. Some kids imitating a scene from a Disney movie that shows jocks laying on the double yellow line in the middle of a highway to show how brave they were got run over and killed for trying to pull the same stunt. I don’t blame the movie, I blame the kids for being stupid enough to think what they saw in the movie was worthy of imitating.

    And it is not the parents fault either, how many people can honestly say that they never saw a rated R movie when they were under 18, or never watched a show they’re parents didn’t want them to watch. And you can’t keep your kids locked up and under supervision 24 hours a day, especially when they are 15.

    Did I say anything about keeping kids locked up or denying them access to shows like Jackass? No, I did not. What I did say was that I blame the parents for not teaching their kids that they should NEVER EVER EVER SET THEMSELVES ON FIRE EVEN IF THEY SEE THE REALLY COOL AND FUNNY PEOPLE ON TV DO IT. TV, kids, is fake. Even the “reality TV shows” are often more staged than reality.

    But hey, they’re your kids. Can’t take the time to teach them a little common sense and I suppose this sort of thing is the price you’ll pay. And kids, if you’re going to play with fire and jump out in front of cars then you deserve every injury you get from your actions.

    When a tradgedy occurs everyone feels comforted if they have someone or something to blame, but sometimes no one is to blame, it’s that simple, things happen, you mourn and you hope it doesn’t happen again but you don’t ruin more lives by assigning blame.

    This ain’t a tragedy. A tragedy is when a kid is walking along the sidewalk minding his own business and gets mowed down by a drunk driver. That’s a fucking tragedy.

    Kids setting their own tee-shirts on fire in an attempt to be “cool” like those guys on TV is just plain old-fashioned stupidity. There is blame for that and it lies mainly with the kid. Does it comfort me to blame the kid? No it pisses me off that we’ve got so many apparently stupid children who can’t come up with something better to do than set themselves on fire for amusement.

  26. I once got a friend to drive at full pace a blimp right into me, i was nocked off the hill i was standing on and rolled down it until i fell down through the top of a house at the bottom of a small cliff, and in the resulting event i was shot by a farmer saying ‘get orf my land u scalywag’

  27. Hi; just found this blog.  Heh.  I hate idiot parents who try to blame everyone else.  When my kids were little they blamed Beavis and Butthead for a five year old who set his kitchen on fire.  WTF was a five year old doing watching it anyway, and why isn’t that the parents’ fault?  Dumb. 

    My kids and I laugh our asses off at Jackass, WildBoyz and VivaLaBam but my teenage son knows damned well that trying that stuff at home will likely involve a shitload of pain and serious injury.  (Said injury to be inflicted by dad or me if he pulls any shit like Bam does on his parents!)  Sure they do some dumb things at times, but nothing like setting themselves on f’ing fire; how stupid do you have to be for that?  No sympathy at all.  And asshats really need to stop the “Blame Canada” South Park bullshit and just handle their own business for once.

  28. Preview is my friend – when I said “they” I meant the larger “they” like parents and self-appointed spokespeople.  My kids didn’t blame Beavis and Butthead.  Heh.

  29. There’s too many people in the world anyway, period. Oh fuckin dear, we lost another moron. People seem to forget that at the end of the day, if you step back and look at the big picture, we are just animals that are slowly detroying this planet. Does that not put petty things like blaming a TV show for the actions of some dick into perspective?

    Now, where’s my gallon of milk???

  30. ok people r u all retarded……….?  well ?  ok people can be dumb asses ok,ask your self if that stupid movie hadnt come out would you blame it on it, i hope not no you would laugh and tell your kids it was stupid and not to do it, but it was ok ,but dont do it!…………….
          now think back around 18 17 how many of you got drunk and got into a car…ya thats what i thought now whos the jackass we all did stupid shit and we have the right to do it.
        should jack ass be on tv?  why not, the other day i saw real tv, same stuff idid dumb stuff my kids will do dumb stuff.
        people adults dont do it because the worrie about our backs going out, i wish i could go down a hill in a shopping cart
      please feel free to email me,my unable bodied friends

  31. Wow, I’m persuaded by the articulateness of your response alone. For the record, I’m not blaming the movie. I’m blaming the kids for being dumbasses and the parents for not teaching their kids better.

    At the age of 18 or 17 I never got into a car drunk so I don’t see your point in that statement. I’m not, and have never been, much of a drinker. Will people do stupid shit? Absolutely. And I will continue to point out just how stupid it is when they do.

  32. look on the bright side of things, these people were the fastest sperm to the egg. we could be worse off than we are. that really scares the hell out of me when i see some stupid things that people do.

  33. I LAUGH EVERY TIME I SEE A NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT A STUPID KID WHO DO SOMETHING STUPID AND BLAME JACKASS. I’VE BEEN DOING THESE SIMILAR STUNTS BEFORE JACKASS OR CKY. WHEN I WAS A KID ME AND MY BROTHER TORE DOWN A WOODEN FENCE BY RIDING INTO IT WITH BIKES AND SHOPPING CARTS.
    ME AND MY BROTHER ACTUALLY SMOTHERED OUR CLOTHES IN PAINT THINNER AND SWORD FOUGHT WITH BURNING STICKS, BUT WE HAD A POOL NEXT TO US, THOSE KIDS WERE JUST PLAIN STUPID.

  34. Speaking of stupid…can you even walk and blink at the same time?  And take the caps off…no need to shout…

    Seriously?  Paint thinner?  I really hope your kidding

  35. ive made a movie like this. and absolutely nothing went wrong. we thought ahead about each stunt and considered every single possible thing that could go wrong. the most any of us ever got were small bruises which were intended. people just need to be smart about these things if they choose to do them.

  36. SUP IM 13 AND ME AND MY FRIEND DO JACKASS LIKE JUMPING OFF OF BIGG ASS LEDGES AND WE DO THE SHOPPING CART AND ITS FUN SO FU#K ANY OF U WHO THINK JACKASS IS STUPID I THINK UR ALL GAY SO
              JACKASS 4 LIFE
                  PEACE!!

  37. I dunno watz up with u Les let us get hurt who gives a fuck. Then well learn our lesson NOT. Jackass is fun lifes short so who cares u no whos gonna stop us. And as for Kelvin the kid who lit himself on fire dude try sumthing thats kinda old y dont u try 2 get hit by a car next or get shot in the head with a paintball gun or get in a shopping cart and roll off a roof into a pool thats the fun shit!

  38. I don’t care if some kid wants to set himself on fire, or jump off a roof, or get towed on skis behind a car, what I do care about is when the shitehawks who do this end up in a hospital bed that other people could find better use for.

  39. Ryan, you’ve just confirmed my every suspicion about the idiots who engage in this activity. You go right ahead and enjoy yourself. I know I’ll enjoy writing about you once you manage to take yourself out in a blaze of stupidity. Just try to do it before you manage to reproduce.

  40. What a load of crap.  it annoys the hell out of me when the media or parents assign blame for their kid’s boneheaded behavior on a tv show or a movie.  Simple fact is that if your child engages in any activity that causes him/herself serious injury, it is their own fault for being such idiots.  Sure we all did stupid things when we were young, but unlike the “human torch” in the article my parents taught me a little something called common sense. youn know what i mean, stuff like fire burns, guns kill, jumping from buildings is probably a bad idea, etc..   
    anyhow, i’m with you les, lets all get a good chuckle out of their stupidity, but the problem is that their stupid actions often result in not only personal injury but the injury of innocent bystanders.  Bravo Les for making a spectacle of their stupidity, and you’re right it isn’t a tragedy, just natural selection at work.

  41. hey all u fuckin pussys who think jackass sucks well u suck if u don’t want your fuckin kids to do it don’t fuckin let them watch it ya dick heads god damn you idiots you should see the shit me and my friends do we have a whole dvd

  42. Thank you Les. But some dumbasses just don’t get it. I’m sure someone else will try to trash what you’ve said by misinterpreting the meaning. Please note that it’s probably the “cool” kids that try this, I sure hope that their coolness is enough to stop flames (bad pun), and if I’m wrong and it’s some dumbass nerd kid trying to get attention or a rush, I have but one suggestion: inject a huge amount of heroine, I’m positive it’d be quite the rush.

  43. I do stunts and I was inspired by Jackass. I don’t do it to try to be cool, or for attention. Sure, I get hurt, but that doesn’t stop me doing what I enjoy. Another unfounded, stereotypical thought is that those who imitate Jackass are doing badly at school; I work hard at school, and my desire for stunts doesn’t interfere with my school work. For a lot of people, doing these stunts is more than doing it for a cheap thrill, as a lot of people assume. It involves skilful video shooting, careful editing and is, in general, a great source of creativity. Indeed, many people who do these stunts have been inspired to want to follow such careers as movie directing/editing. Food for thought for those of you who automatically disregard people’s desire to do stunts.

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