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KSI stunned as his “cringe” YouTube impersonator completely fools fans

Published: 29/Jan/2020 21:42

by Virginia Glaze

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Olajide “KSI” Olatunji is one of YouTube’s top personalities, known for his budding music career and current winning record as a professional boxer — but another YouTuber is using his fame for his own gain.

KSI has finally made his return to YouTube, following his split-decision boxing victory over rival Logan Paul and touring for his new song, “Down Like That.”

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These exploits garnered the British content creator an ample amount of online buzz in 2019’s final months — so much so that a fellow YouTuber decided to impersonate him for a bizarre social experiment.

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YouTube star KSI took his highly-anticipated 2019 boxing rematch against Logan Paul.

KSI came across YouTuber “Pure O Juice’s” prank during a Reddit reaction video on January 29, where Juice physically transformed himself into the YouTube star, bandanna and all.

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While KSI laughingly admitted that there were more than a few physical differences between them, the “cringe” didn’t truly begin until Juice took his costume out into the wild, where he even set up an impromptu live performance of “Down Like That.”

That’s not all: Juice even imitated KSI’s unique laugh, and brought it out while he was speaking to fans on the street.

“I’m actually cringing, man,” the boxer admitted after watching his impersonator ask bystanders for photos. “I’m cringing so much, bro. My toes have literally curled up inside my legs. Like, f**k me.”

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While KSI wasn’t fooled at all by the YouTuber’s antics, quite a few bystanders seemed convinced it was really him, as evidenced by two young women who couldn’t wait to snap a picture with the undercover fake.

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Juice himself later explained that, while he roasted KSI multiple times throughout his 20-minute long video, he’s actually a fan of the YouTube star, and meant no disrespect with any of his lighthearted jabs.

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Thus far, it seems that his practical joke has picked up in views — and while KSI may not have been a huge fan of the experiment, it seems that the YouTuber’s fame is prompting some hilarious commentary on his bombastic personality.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.