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Epic Fail: ‘Superman’ Comedian Hit By Bus While Pretending To Stop It

As far as Instagram stunts go, this worked like Kryptonite.

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Superman’s powers and abilities make him uniquely omnipotent in the pantheon of comic book characters. However, one impersonator found out the hard way that donning the DC Comics character’s trademark red underwear and “S” curl don’t quite make him as strong as the Man of Steel.

Brazilian comedian Luiz Ribeiro de Andrade put his “powers” to the test on Sunday in an Instagram video shot in the municipality of Barra dos Coqueros where he pretended to stop a bus.

Unfortunately for Ribeiro, the bus driver never got the memo and the trick didn’t quite go as planned as the bus simply plowed into him. As far as Instagram stunts gone awry, this worked about as well as Kryptonite.

However, the 35-year-old presenter was relatively unscathed after the bus nearly ran him over. In the video, Ribeiro can be seen walking away from the bus nonchalantly while joking: “Now I’ve seen I really am made of steel.” He then joked: “I’ll make a complaint about this vehicle’s brakes. They’re not working.”

The following day, Ribeiro told F5 News that the mishap was the result of his poor calculation of his distance from the vehicle. He also noted that there was no problem with the brakes or the driver, noting that the ill-conceived stunt’s outcome was entirely his own fault.

“I take responsibility for everything,” Ribeiro explained. “I went to the bus company so that the driver would not be penalized. There was no problem with the brakes.” Continuing, he admitted that the driver “did what he could and I acted wrong.”

“It’s a stunt I always do, but this time it almost turned into an accident, and it wasn’t serious because the hand of God was there,” Ribeiro said.“I didn’t feel anything with the knock,” he added. “I was hit through my own fault and a miracle of God took place there. God acted at that time and protected me.”

In an appropriately dry statement, transport company Setransp emphasized “the importance of attention to traffic (and) ensuring all necessary care.”

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