Logan Paul “reveals” himself as the face behind viral Instagram meme - Dexerto
Entertainment

Logan Paul “reveals” himself as the face behind viral Instagram meme

Published: 11/Sep/2019 23:54 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 0:11

by Virginia Glaze

Share


If you’re a regular social media user, you’ve probably seen the viral “Shark Puppet” account on Instagram, a hilarious profile that chronicles the adventures of a shark hand puppet – the owner of which has finally revealed his face.

The Shark Puppet’s antics have earned it a viral online following, gaining over 2.1 million followers on Instagram and over 66k followers on Twitter – as well as 758k plus subscribers on YouTube.

Advertisement

The man behind the mask? YouTube star Logan Paul  or, so it seems, who finally “revealed” his face in a humorous video on September 11, 2019 to the internet’s collective shock and surprise.

thesharkpuppet, TwitterThe viral Shark Puppet sensation has finally revealed their face – well, sort of.
600https://twitter.com/thesharkpuppet/status/1155344793234542592?s=20

The video in question begins with the Shark Puppet looking at a slew of Instagram comments demanding a face reveal, with the camera panning over to a man wearing a shark mask.

Advertisement

Paul then pulls off the mask to reveal his face, stating in a jokingly serious tone, “It’s me. I am the Shark Puppet.”

However, it seems that the “reveal” was merely an elaborate prank, as told by an official comment from the Puppet’s YouTube channel, which reads, “This is a joke for some of the ppl who don’t understand.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wz0yEEeyyk

Advertisement

It doesn’t look like the Shark Puppet’s YouTube audience was fooled, either, with many comments underneath the video expressing doubt that Paul was actually the person behind the account – especially considering the fact that their voices don’t exactly match up.

“Shark Puppet: reveals his face,” one user wrote. “Everyone: DOUBT IT.”

600https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wz0yEEeyyk

Advertisement

However, others are upset at the possibility that Paul may actually be the perpetrator behind the puppet, with many taking to Twitter to express their concerns about their favorite meme.

“LOGAN PAUL IS SHARK PUPPET, MY LIFE IS A LIE,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “THIS IS WHY I CAN’T TRUST ANYONE OR ANYTHING ANYMORE.”

Advertisement

“Smfh I can’t believe that the Shark Puppet was Logan Paul all along,” another said of the reveal. “I thought it was someone else!”

While Paul has yet to speak out about the possible troll via social media, the face reveal has already gone viral, trending at #40 on YouTube and boasting over 575k views – but it looks like the video was merely a prank, after all.

Entertainment

Twitch streamer Quin69’s viewers can literally flashbang him by donating

Published: 13/Oct/2020 15:21

by Jacob Hale

Share


A Twitch streamer has found a way to let his viewers flashbang him in real life — and it looks absolutely hilarious.

As streaming grows, it becomes increasingly harder for aspiring creators to really stand out among their peers, and you’ll often see that some of the top streamers have something unique about them, or their stream, that keeps viewers coming back for more.

Advertisement

The best example of this is someone like Dr Disrespect, who adopts the Doc persona whenever he goes live and feeds into the character, offering fans something a little more unique.

So, to stand out among the crowd, you need something original — and Quin69 might have found the best solution.

Advertisement
Quin69 streamer pose
YouTube: Quin69
Quin69 keeps up a spirited stream for his viewers, and this flashbang feature only adds to it.

While streamers often take donations from fans who are looking to show support, Quin has given his viewers a little something extra.

That’s because if you donate a certain amount to Quin’s stream, you hear the call of “throwing flashbang” before the room goes bright white, with Quin forced to close his eyes or squint through the flash if he wants to continue playing.

As you can see below, it doesn’t look like a massively enjoyable experience for the streamer, who has to sit through the pain; but it definitely looks amusing for the viewer.

Advertisement

He clearly tries to shrug it off and acts as though it doesn’t bother him, but we can only imagine how often his viewers flashbang him while in an intense moment of whatever game he’s playing which, truthfully, makes it all the more funny.

For a good example, here’s him being flashed while in a boss fight on Path of Exile, at the worst possible moment.

Advertisement

Of course, it’s all fun and games, and Quin wouldn’t have the option there if it truly bothered him, but we can only imagine how many games he loses momentum in thanks to temporary blindness.