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@Versacepoptarts’ Hot Pocket Stunt refers to a Vine video of a teenager attempting to pleasure himself with a Hot Pocket microwavable pastry that was shared on the video-sharing platform in late February 2014. Shortly after he uploaded the video, his Vine account was suspended for violating the site’s terms of services, which in turn made him a legendary figure on Twitter and in the blogosphere.
On February 20th, 2014, Vine user @Versacepoptarts posted a video of himself humping a hole in a box of Pop Tarts microwavable pastries. Immediately after, he tweeted a selfie of himself with the used Pop Tart box (shown below). The original video was subsequently removed.
On February 23rd at 12:17 p.m., @Versacepoptarts posted a tweet claiming that he would “fuck a hotpocket on vine” if he received 420 retweets. Within the first 24 hours, the tweet received over 868 retweets and 690 favorites. Eight hours later, @Versacepoptarts delivered his promise by sharing a video of himself making love to a warmed-up Hot Pocket with the hashtag #FoodPorn. The clip was subsequently removed.
Eight hours later, a video in which he is shown engaging in a sexual act with a warmed-up Hot Pocket was uploaded to Vine with the hashtag #FoodPorn. The clip was subsequently removed.
After posting the Hot Pocket video on February 23rd, 2014, @Versacepoptarts posted several tweets joking about the Vine clip (shown below).
On February 25th, @Versacepoptarts tweeted a screenshot of the @hotpockets Twitter feed, which displayed a message indicating that the account had blocked him (shown below, left). On February 26th, @Versacepoptarts posted a tweet announcing that his Vine account had been suspended (shown below, right).
News Media Coverage
On February 26th, The Daily Dot article was submitted to the /r/WTF subreddit, where it received more than 4,300 up votes and 430 comments in the first week. The same day, YouTuber Kingsley posted a video titled “The Hot Pocket Vine,” in which he criticized @Versacepoptarts for using a Hot Pocket as a masturbation tool (shown below). On February 28th, @Versacepoptarts Twitter account was suspended.
Interview with First We Feast
On February 28th, 2014, the food blog First We Feast published an interview with @Versacepoptarts in which he described his experience in details, like how he had to use a condom because the Hot Pocket was too warm, while recommending others to try the stunt in their own privacy.