Raphael Samuel, 27, describes himself as an anti-natalist. He has made quite a stir all over the social media. By posting a video message in which he says he wants to sue his parents for giving him birth ‘without his consent’.
He has explained his stance in a widely seen and shared video, posted on the YouTube channel ‘Nihil Anand’. Video titled “WHY am I suing my parents?” has been viewed more than 100,000 times in two days.
Antinatalism, or anti-natalism, is a philosophical position that assigns a negative value to birth. Antinatalists argue that people should abstain from procreation because it is morally bad (some also recognize the procreation of other sentient beings as morally bad).
Wearing fake beard and shades, he says in the video, “I want everyone in India and the world to realize one thing that they are born without their consent. I want them to understand that they do not owe their parents anything”.
In a recent interview, he has again spoken about his mind, saying, “Procreation is the most narcissistic act on Earth. Ask anyone why they procreate it will always start with ‘I wanted.’ Introducing a child into a world that is suffering is wrong. An antinatalist’s agenda is to convince people to stop reproducing. Why? Because life involves a lot of suffering.”