Popular YouTuber and author Hank Green responded to some wild Twitter speculation that he is, in fact, the man behind Ranboo’s channel as he was quite confused by all the comparisons.
For years, hiding your face and real name has been something many YouTubers have chosen to do. It adds to the allure of their content as fans are desperate to find out who they are.
Of course, that leads to some wild speculation, but there are plenty of YouTubers who like to have fun with it. As we’ve seen in the past, some faceless YouTubers will bring together a varied selection of other content creators and get them to claim responsibility for hiding behind the mask.
Minecraft Ranboo, who is a part of the DreamSMP server with the likes of TommyInnit and Tubbo, is one of those who chooses to keep his identity pretty secret, wearing a black and white mask to hide his face whenever he appears on camera.
Some fans on Twitter believed they had cracked the code and claimed that Hank Green, who is a part of the uber-popular Vlogbrothers channel with his brother John, was the person pulling the strings behind the Ranboo channel given the similarities between the two and their vibes.
So, after being inundated with comments about it, he finally responded on TikTok, noting his confusion. “I’m afraid to talk about it on Twitter, so I’m gonna talk about it here,” he started.
“I see people on Twitter all the time saying Hank Greene has Ranboo vibes. What is a Ranboo vibe? Can you guys tell me?”
@hankgreen1Is it bad?♬ original sound – Hank Green
Plenty of fans quickly responded and informed the YouTuber that it wasn’t actually anything to worry about. “Ranboo vibes I think are just very friendly and a little bit chaotic sorta like a golden retriever?” said one fan. “Oh this is great news,” he replied.