- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A series of prank videos showing a group of large black men singing Christmas carols in wealthy Louisville neighborhoods is going viral.

The a cappella group Linkin’ Bridge strolled into the Estates of Saratoga Woods and approached timid residents singing Christmas carols, a local Fox News affiliate reported.

They recorded the gag, a brainchild of local stand-up comedian Tom Mabe, in several Louisville neighborhoods in an effort to combat stereotypes.

“Today, I’m bringing the hood to the burbs,” Mr. Mabe said in a video.

“You know, I had this prank idea for over a year, and I put on Facebook that I need four or five black guys who can sing their butts off,” he told Fox.

In one video, the group is confronted by a security guard in a bank before performing “Silent Night,” Raw Story reported. In other instances, people appeared suspicious of the men before being shocked by their voices.

“Pretty much the message is, whether you’re black or white, or whatever color, you can’t be judged by what you have on,” said Montre Davis of Linkin’ Bridge. “We weren’t there to do harm to anybody. We there to spread love peace and joy.”

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