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Adam22 responds to claims of faking attempted robbery

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber and ‘No Jumper’ podcast host Adam ‘Adam22’ Grandmaison was held at gunpoint during a live stream - but some critics are claiming that the incident was faked.

Adam22 spoke out on the debacle during an episode of Drama Alert with host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem on March 18, where he expressed some sympathy toward those who questioned his laughter during the attempted robbery.

“The thing he said was, ‘Give me all your money,’” Adam explained. “At that moment, I think I had 50 Australian dollars in my pocket.”

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Adam also admitted that he thought the robbery was merely a prank, noting that he was well-defended by security, who had drawn a gun on the robber as soon as he entered the room.

“I thought it was a joke, at first,” he continued. “I thought it had to be a joke. It just seemed more likely that it was a prank. ...I thought it was a crazed fan.”

In an ironic turn of events, many clips of the incident are being demonetized, due to a song by rapper Post Malone playing in the background of the video.

The robber was knocked unconscious by Adam’s security staff, and later taken into custody by Los Angeles law enforcement.

Despite the severity of the situation, Adam managed to find humor in the robbery, joking that if he had died, his last words would have been about “how Shane Dawson didn’t jizz on a cat” in reference to the YouTuber’s podcast controversy.