Things Not To Say To People That Live On A Council Estate

Things Not To Say To People That Live On A Council Estate

“But ain’t council estates
full of immigrants?” “Oh, I could never go to that area.”
“That’s SO edgy.” “Ah, must be hard coming
from a broken home.” Chav. Chav stands for…
Oh, yeah, council house and violent. Council house and violent, yeah.
I feel like it’s such a dirty word. It sounds like a good rap song,
anyway. I think I look like a chav. Back in the day when I was younger,
I wore a few tracksuits. I am a chav because of how I speak. I’d feel a way
if someone called me a chav because I know what
the stereotype of a chav is. There’s loads of people
that are chavtastic. It’s seen as like
a lower class kind of thing. When you say chav you think
Burberry… Have your hair on the side
in a flower bobble. ..benefits… You wear one of them
tracksuit bottoms, and they’re velour tracksuits.
..uneducated… Or a Burberry bag. Uggs going like that.
Were they Uggs, though? We both know you bought those
from Shoe Zone, don’t even try and lie to me. I was called that when I was like
six or seven. I says, “Mum,”
this was when I was at school, “did someone just call me a chav?” And she says, “There’s no such thing
as black chavs.” It’s just demoralising,
dehumanising. It’s one of those words
that’s associated to white people. Like Vicky Pollard. If you was to take Kidulthood –
what are they, chavs, thugs? Or like a roadman,
stuff like that. 100%. Hood rats. What if I take the
programme People Just Do Nothing? They’re classed as what? Chavs. Exactly. Why? “But you have an iPhone
so you can afford to pay rent.” For one, I’m an Android kind of guy.
I don’t even pay my phone bill. I think that’s bullshit.
“Oh, you must have stolen it.” How am I going to steal? I know a lot of people
who pay monthly for their TV, so they have it in a room
but they don’t actually own it. It’s like one of those things
where your mum doesn’t want you to look like you come from here you
come from. If it breaks, the stress. When really it’s like I’m working. Did you wake up at five o’clock
in the morning to go to work? Yeah, to get that money, to graft.
No, you didn’t. The comparison between, like,
a monthly bill of £35 and buying a house.
I’ll have my nice phone. I’ll snap you with my iPhone 7,
snap, snap, snap. Scrounger!
THEY LAUGH What do you mean, scrounger? They might put on, like,
TV programmes that show council estates and people
just in their houses doing nothing. They’re sitting at home with
their feet up, watching Jeremy Kyle. If only you knew the amount of
hard work that I put in. The people I see leave early in
the morning, their car’s not there. And people can have three jobs,
two jobs. And they come back late at night,
and they’re putting in every hour. Most of the criminals who mess up,
you know, the tax system
are the ones at the top. Yeah,
there are people that are like that, but that’s, like, the minority. Yeah, small minority, very small.
Exactly. “Why do you always wear
a tracksuit?” THEY LAUGH Cos it bangs.
Like, if someone’s wearing a hoodie, don’t mean he’s a violent criminal. Or if someone’s wearing a tracksuit,
they’re scary, blah-blah-blah. If you go to Stratford right now,
put up your hood, someone’s going to come and ask you to take off your
hood cos it looks threatening. What do you want me
to go out in, a polo neck? I wear it for comfort,
I might go for a jog, I might go for a run,
I might go to the gym. Me and my friends, we got stop
and searched by police for wearing suspiciously
warm clothing in the summer. Like, what excuse is that? I was wearing a jacket. “Ew, I never go to that area.” They will think that, oh, it’s full
of, like, gangs and it’s violent. I’m not going to lie,
I come from a dirty area. I think people actually expect it
to be like The Purge. They’re really surprised when they
find out where you’re from. Full of prostitution,
and that’s what it’s known for. Who do you expect to see? Do you want Mr T to come out
with his chains? I invited one particular friend
to my house just for bantz and she was like, “Oh, I don’t
really want to get stabbed today.” Doesn’t matter what your area is,
once you’re in your home, that’s your little safe place. That same day, I went home
on my own, road was closed off, someone was stabbed. She didn’t want to come
because she looked at it on Google Maps and stuff,
heard about that place. But there’s
so much beauty behind it. And when she did come round,
as soon as she came into my flat, she looked round
and she was like, “Wow.” Community, arts,
there’s so many young people and old people there, so you get
a lot of family ties in that area. When I say Peckham, I think home. That statement is so edgy. I definitely think middle class
people feel as if living in a council estate is cool. That’s really edgy, that’s urban,
that’s dangerous there. You should say that when you go
home, just, “That’s so edgy.” That’s so edgy! Look at that.
Look at that empty syringe. So edgy. Also, there’s a lot of, like,
middle class people that are, like, doing a lot of, you know, photo
exhibitions on council estates. They’re seeing shit on the wall
like, “Ted was here 2015.” They look at it as it’s really cool
to film here and it’s like, it looks the part
and you do music videos there. Maybe the council come in and have
a look, “Oh.” “That’s so edgy.” “This is a bit edgy. Oh.”
“I’ll take a note of that.” It does make us look as if, like,
we’re sort of dogs in a cage. Some posh people moved in and in
the car park in the middle of the estate in the summer, I remember
they had a table, they had wine. In terms of it being
seen as something like, “Oh, it’s so cool,”
it wasn’t always cool. Anyway, as soon as the people
round the corner, who were just chilling on the block,
started making noise and being loud, they packed the stuff up so quick
and they ran upstairs. It’s not like it’s a cool place to
be… But it’s portrayed as cool. It isn’t a scary place to be,
it’s our place to be.

100 thoughts on “Things Not To Say To People That Live On A Council Estate

  1. Can you do “Things not to say to a English person “.

  2. I feel like an idiot, but I assume this is like the hood in America

  3. As a Canadian, more specifically, Torontonian, I have no idea what that is, what is a council estate? I am assuming it’s subsidized housing, which is what we call it here, but it in no way implies poverty, actually we have several different groups, another one being a co-op, where the residence help take care of the building/grounds, and have more of a say on running the building. We also have housing for the extremely Low income, a.k.a. people on welfare, or people trying to get off the street. Your regardless of where somebody lives it doesn’t give anybody the right to pass judgement on them, and it really makes me angry that people would do something like that, what does it matter? The only thing that matters is what type of person someone is, I could care less where they live or how much money they have, if you’re an idiot you’re an idiot, rich or poor, you’re still an idiot!

  4. is that man mad that black people aren't seen as chavs? Really?

  5. The sound on the video sucks

  6. not everyone who lives in a council estate is like this lol, i don't even own a tracksuit

  7. Council House is equivalent to the projects in America, I think.

  8. u dont say all tht coz ull get banged out or sheffed

  9. What's the blonde / ginger guy's name?

  10. lol ur lifes deeadddd if u dont live on a council estate, ngl mines kinda dangerous but it prepares u for life una, knock down ginger n being chased by pitbulls n that albanian w a knife. and hide and seek n finding packs n guns. bare people from middle class outer london areas bare stealing our slang liek 2 years after its jokeess

  11. Would be cool to see things not to say to guys with long hair or girls with short hair.

  12. I live in a council house but idc

  13. When you think of chav you think Burberry, nah mate you think of Slazenger

  14. No they shouldn’t have iPhones, no luxuries at all. Until they buy or rent their own property

  15. People on benefits are so funny😂

  16. Benefits boy

  17. Council kid

  18. Council estates are for people on benefits who shop at shoe zone😂😂

  19. All these broke ass benefits bois in the comments😂😂

  20. I love it how people on benefits can barely afford to pay their bills yet they have all these flashy electronics and clothes😂😂

  21. God I hate benefits people

  22. Sorry to all those on benefits I can’t hear your broke asses over my middle class comfortable life😂😂

  23. 0:29 nah he speaks posh

  24. What’s a council estate

  25. Fucking hell council estates must be different down south my estate has its own police station and was the biggest estate in Europe until a place in France beat it in size still never heard anything like that said to me 😂😂😂

  26. americans council estate are the projects

  27. my friend lives in a council estate, and it has neds. They throw stuff at her house and call her names and shit. Obviously not everyone there is a ned, most are probably sick to death of those idiots running around throwing shit at peoples houses.

  28. What is a council estate?

  29. Can you do a ‘things not too say to latinos’

  30. problem with "hoods" are the people who think gangs and violence is cool and look up to rappers and shit who rap about murder and stealing and money and drugs. here in sweden theres literally no reason to become a drug dealer but people in the "hood" like the whole idea of like thugs in america and shit and in movies like scarface you know people who are violent criminals and get rich and shit. they only do it to be cool and easy money and no one really tells them its dumb or try to change it.


  32. Hahahahahaahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaahhahahhahahahahhaahhahahaha ewww

  33. I come from a council estate by up north it’s not about getting jobs and that. Never heard any of that stuff in the video, never been called a chav and I don’t wear tracksuits.

  34. Things not to say to people with ADHD/ADD please

  35. Coincidence that all these look like chavs??

  36. The hijabi is my favourite 🙂

  37. I would say most chavs actually have a lot of money cause females how much is it for there fake tans and a million layers of makeup and for boys just wearing nike and Adidas tracksuits with a terrible haircut

  38. vicky pollard 🤣🤣🤣

  39. I hate being called a chav I’m 16 and everyone says it 🤷🏻‍♀️

  40. A lot of my family up in north London live in estates and I go there all the time it’s not Even doggy these are just stereotypes honey ur telling me u don’t we’re comfortable tracksuits

  41. Is this the u.k version of welfare bemefits then? Or something?

  42. There trying to stop the stereotypes but in the process have completely reinforced them 😂😂

  43. That guy with the star jacket is the only one in the bunch answering these questions honestly. Also, the title should read, "Things Not to Say to People WHO Live on a Council Estate"

  44. CHAV nation🙌🙌

  45. Lol everything they have is fake and they pay monthly for their tv and probably phone hahaha

  46. So uk council estates are equal to us projects buildings.

  47. Vicky pollard😂

  48. “Look at that empty syringe, thats so edgy”

  49. Man said “suspiciously warm clothing”😭😭

  50. I'm surprised at how much I sound like all of them

  51. Pause at 0:10 that face is AMAZING just like – ‘WHATCHOO SAY TO ME??’

  52. Honestly I was waiting for scoucer in a puma in a tracky

  53. ‘look at that empty syringe. that’s so edgy.’

  54. I am turning 20 years old by the way. If anyone here is from England and you are around my age, 3-4 years older/younger, you must have heard of a Youtuber called Ryan Franklin who has over 100 K subscribers. He has made a video called "Roasting The Haters" where he talks about people from council houses calling him out on YouTube. I am a middle class boy too, but I must say that it is a really harsh thing to say, but unfortunately, its society, it is inevitable that there is class division. However, I am aware that its harder for a working class person to get higher education, but in some countries the class division is worse!

  55. ATTENTION DICKHEADS – For everyone saying that a council house is where the government just give you a house bc your homeless are talking absolute bullcrap, surprisingly most of us have jobs & pay rent, don’t just assume just because we come from a council estate we all live off benefits or don’t pay tax etc

  56. There’s no such thing as a black chav their equivalent is a road man 😂

  57. next thing you know 'things not to say to a uman'

  58. Damn I never thought any of these things about ppl who live in council estates but idk if it’s cuz I grew up thinking that was normal and being a home owner was extraordinary

  59. It pisses me off that ppl seriously assume I must live in fear because of the area I live in like bro as long as you stay away from the wrong crowds it’s never that deep

  60. 'Look at that edgy syringe ' 🤣🤣🤣

  61. I hate how there were all those TV programs that utterly demonised poor and working class people. It's almost as if they wanted to made us not like them (!)

  62. Very specific vid

  63. things not to say to a roadman
    but what's the difference between a poor black male and a roadman on first appearance 🤔🤔

  64. We call it Section 8 housing in the US

  65. What’s a council estate?

  66. “Oh, I don’t really want to get stabbed today!” 😟


  68. I live in a council estate and always have but got a 90% bursary for a private school

  69. In glasgow we don't really have the word chav, we have the word 'ned'. It stands for Non Education Delinquent – but honestly, you get branded this as soon as people know that you're from a council house/scheme. Its shit

  70. I feel ya

  71. I live in a coop housing complex where half of the tenants are allowed to have financial support for the rent but since it is coop housing we are responsible for the place; we run the place as a collectivity. Something a guy I was inviting to my place said when he saw how the communal spaces like the staircases were tidy and clean was: «Oh, it's really nice and clean, I didn't expect that!» Like we were a bunch of slubs because some of us have social benefits to help pay the rent.

  72. There are many rich people living in Social housing, many have bought these properties! SO there's a complete mix of people! In London!

  73. You can't say council houses are rough when the queen lives in one.

  74. Seriously, the lady with the hijab (I don’t know her name) is STUNNING!!

  75. “Suspiciously warm clothing” 😂😂😂

  76. Is council flats not normal thing tracksuits are comfy

  77. you're chav if you like to keep warm, lmao!

  78. is council estate like the project and section 8???

  79. Uuuuuuuh, the hijabia is sooooo beautiful 😍😭

  80. My mum baught a house in a council estate and because we were black , when people had not seen my dad go to work for a week people started donating food it was insulting at first but showed how people look out for each other …still insulting but sweet

  81. Never been called anything because of where I come from but I think we can all relate to getting prejudice from people that try to deny having it. I think some people forget that most of us are not the stereotype they believe in.

  82. Girl in hijab is gorgeous

  83. I'm from Italy and I live on a council estate.
    My neighborhood is quite dangerous, prostitution and drug dealers at every hour of the day.
    I remember, when I was younger, being so embarrassed when someone asked from what part of the town I was from.
    Growing up I realized that living there has been one of the best things that ever happened to me.
    It has teached me the importance of education, of hard work, of sacrifices and, last but not least, to be proud of myself and of my skills in spite of my economic conditions.

    Much love from Italy❤️

  84. As a Housing Manager for many years and also managing Anti Social Behaviour, I can say theres alsorts living on council estates and many work…I`ve seen some lovely done up properties and some bad also.

  85. They should do one on teen moms

    Council houses are not free.People in council houses have to pay rent but if they are on a very low income or have no income they can apply for help with rent .

  87. That posh people story 😅

  88. I wear trackie bottoms sometimes to shove on but not a chav i dont go on mad towards chavs

  89. I like my local council estate because I can get weed there easy

  90. Annunciate your words, you dirty chav scumbags.

  91. I live on a council estate and I am proud 😁

  92. No one has ever called me edgy for living on a council estate lmao who says that?

  93. This life tho 💁🏽‍♀️😂

  94. Jam butty estate 😂😂

  95. I didnt know that the government can give you a free house just so you wont be homeless how does that even work 🤔

  96. I live in Blackpool, the whole towns a CE

  97. 0:59

  98. I like in a council flats right by a rich area, so our school was very 50/50 and my friends weren't allowed to come around my house, and children were told not to play with me. Primary school was ridiculous for prejudice and I was like??? I was like 5-12 wtf

  99. What is a "council estate" in American terms? 😅😅😅

  100. someone once told me that they thought all people who live in a council house are on benefits …

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