You`ve probably seen this one before: a man is standing on a street corner with his back to the camera, his face hidden by a mask.
You`ll never guess who it is.
The video shows a man walking through a crowd of homeless people and looking at the camera with an expression of pure terror, his hands over his face.
The man looks around and then, before he can finish, his expression instantly disappears.
What is it about this expression that terrifies people?
And how does it feel to feel like that?
“We are living in a world where it is now acceptable to use a mask to block your view,” says the man in the video.
He looks up at the cameras face, his eyes widening.
“The homeless people on the street, they have no right to be afraid of me,” he says.
He`s standing on an empty street corner in a crowded downtown Toronto street, with the lights off and no one looking at him.
This man has a mask on.
“It is really hard to live in the real world and not be afraid.
You cannot do this.
I know it sounds crazy, but it really is true,” he continues.
“I want to take my mask off and walk around with my face uncovered.”
The man says this is how he feels in the city.
But he`s not alone.
A new video shows this homeless man, sitting in his apartment in Toronto, taking his mask off in the middle of the night.
He says he feels scared every night.
In the video, the man says he`d like to take his mask out but he`ll be scared.
“I`m scared that I`m going to be a danger to the public.
I`ve got a job and a family and a house, so I don`t want to be scared that people are going to get to me,” the man tells the camera.
The homeless man is taking his face mask off.
The video is a response to the idea that homeless people are a dangerous threat to public safety.
In Toronto, many people say that the mask-wearing man is acting in response to social ills, particularly homelessness.
It has been claimed that homelessness is the No. 1 social ill affecting the city and that the people most affected by it are the most vulnerable.
Homelessness is estimated to cost the city $8 billion a year in lost wages, lost benefits and lost income.
Homeless people have been found to be twice as likely to commit crime as the general population, with one in three homeless people committing a violent crime compared to one in 10 people in the general Canadian population, according to a recent study.
Many homeless people have taken to social media to show that they don`ts have a reason to be ashamed of their face.
Some people even took to the streets wearing masks to protest the idea of the homeless man taking his head off in public.
The masked man in Toronto is taking part in the #NoMaskChallenge and is doing so because he is not afraid.
He believes it will be an important part of a social change.
This video is the culmination of a conversation I had with the homeless person in Toronto last night.
I want to talk to you about your identity and what you`ve been through.
How did you get here?
Why are you here?
I don’t have a name, I dont even have a phone number.
It is just me.
I have been homeless for four years.
I was homeless because I was unable to get a job.
I have been sleeping in parks all over the city because I could not find a job for a year and a half.
I came here because I felt like I was being overlooked by society.
I didn`t have a home to call my own and I couldn`t afford to buy food.
My landlord gave me a little bit of money and then he gave me the mask.
It helped me.
I feel safe here and I don`,t feel unsafe anywhere else.
Where are you from?
I was born in South Korea.
I lived in Seoul until I was 10 years old.
I spent a lot of time living in the suburbs of Seoul and that`s where I started to get the mask that I wear today.
Do you have a family?
I had my family for years.
Are you homeless because of your disability?
No, I am homeless because the city has put me here and because I am a person who needs to be here.
Why is the mask on?
I was homeless for 4 years because I couldn’t find a work.
When I first started to find a decent job I worked at McDonalds.
After that I got sick and couldn` t find a good job anymore.
I ended up moving to Canada. Then, I