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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

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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.

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.
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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.

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.”

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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.”

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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.”

“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.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.