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Influencers tricked by Ed Sheeran lookalike at KSI vs Logan Paul 2

Published: 11/Nov/2019 23:33 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 0:54

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Josh Pieters pulled off one of the most epic pranks this year when he hired an Ed Sheeran lookalike and fooled everyone at the KSI vs Logan Paul 2 boxing event, including security and influencers.

The YouTube star uploaded a video on November 11 which documented the insane prank. “This is the story how I tricked 24 thousand people into believing Ed Sheeran was at a boxing match!” he laughed. 

Pieters then went on to explain how they discovered a look alike that looks scarily like the pop musician, and they hired him through his manager to fly to Los Angeles for the event.

YouTube: Josh PietersEven Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR was fooled by the Ed Sheeran lookalike as he posed with him at KSI vs Logan Paul 2 boxing event.

Shockingly, the group was able to go on the red carpet, where they tricked thousands of fans and reporters who ambushed the lookalike, thinking it was actually him. The pranksters then waltzed on through to the backstage bar where some of the world’s top YouTubers and influencers were hanging out before the fight.

Just like the public, they were instantly fooled, and famous personalities such as Roman Atwood, Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem, and Tana Mongeau not only believed it was Ed Sheeran, but posed for photos with the actor. Massively popular Instagram model Sommer Ray even went in for a hug.

(Timestamp of 03:58 for mobile viewers.)

Who is the Ed Sheeran look alike?

The actor is named Ty Jones, and is a 25-year-old is from Manchester, England. The Ed Sheeran clone has an Instagram account profile where he posts pictures of himself looking like the musician. 

According to the YouTube video, he actually does bookings to perform impersonations of the pop icon, and the prank was the first time he had flown to the United States.

The YouTube star and his hired actor eventually had gotten so much attention that security escorted them to the VIP section, where they got placed ringside next to Rick Ross and Justin Bieber’s seats.

Although, they decided to leave before the pop star showed up, as he might have been able to tell it was a fake given he knows Sheeran personally. In the end they were never caught, and managed to fool everyone at the event, before coming clean in his YouTube video.


Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam


Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.