Breaking Magic star Wayne Houchin is recovering after a Dominican Republic TV host threw flaming Aqua de Florida cologne in his face. Houchin suffered burns on his head, face, neck, and hand. “This was not a stunt or part of an act,” Houchin said on his Facebook page. “[T]his was a criminal attack.”
Aqua de Florida is used by shamans in healing and cleansing rituals. In this part of the world, for many people, witches and witchdoctors are very real. Just two years ago in neighboring Haiti, around a dozen suspected witches were hacked to death by machetes and stoned in the streets. So it’s possible that the Approach the Stars TV host thought he was doing a good thing in burning Houchin. That would explain the statement released on the how’s Facebook page in which the attack was described as a “blessing.”
Local magicians David Copperfield and Lance Burton have taken to Twitter to wish Houchin well.
Here’s why this talk show host’s attack on the magician makes no sense: if he honestly believes that magicians are evil Satanic playing-card demons then what was to stop this man from turning him into a frog or sawing him in half the moment he tried to pull this liquid fire nonsense? If dude truly believes that magic is real, it would’ve taken cojones gigantes to even consider pulling a stunt like this. It’s practically like spitting in the Devil’s face and expecting no repercussions So let’s not make this more complicated than it has to be, internet. Talk show guy lit homeboy’s cabeza en fuego porque he wanted to. Had nothing to do with magic.
”I need to go to a hospital.”
You need to stop doing magic in the Dominican Republic.