this is just dumb
the only thing this “social experiment” proves is that most people just dont fully trust homeless people. in the first, his suit suggests that he has the money but its just not on him, so giving him change would simply be a nice thing to do.
in the second, when he is dressed as a homeless man and no one gives him money, it is not because they dont care about the homeless, it is simply because people in desperate situations are not always trustworthy. there is no way for them to know if their 50 cents is really going towards a bus pass or that person’s next fix.
if you want to help the homeless, donate money or time to a shelter, or go buy them lunch. dont give them 50 cents on the street. i never give bums money. is it because im heartless? no. its because it doesn’t do them any real good.