The Internet is in shambles after a popular YouTuber pulled a viral stunt pretending to be musician Travis Scott.
The prankster, who goes by Christian Adam G, revealed he was behind photos that surfaced a few weeks ago that seemingly captured Scott cheating on his baby’s mother, makeup mogul and reality star Kylie Jenner. The photos have now been proven to be completely fake.
Christian revealed his plot on YouTube, explaining he conducted the social experiment in order to prove that people believe everything they see on the Internet. He had often been mistaken for Travis Scott, so he decided to style his hair and clothes like the “AstroWorld” star and hired a model to pose with him for the stunt. His team then watermarked the photos with TMZ to try to make the images look legit.
Blogs and internet outlets picked up the photos and then ran them as potential truth. Travis denied the allegations, shutting down the gossip saying, “Trolls always wanna create some fake (expletive) to destroy real love,” Scott, 26, explained. “GOING OVER BOARD TO MAKE (expletive) LOOK LIKE (it’s) NOT IS EVIL.
“I hate acknowledging (expletive),” he continued, “But quit (trying) to take joy from (expletive) that’s good.”
When the truth finally came out, both Travis and Kylie Jenner understandably expressed disappointment over the situation. Kim Kardashian, who is Kylie’s older sister, called the stunt “absolutely disgusting.”
The harmful effects of this prank definitely doesn’t seem worth the social lesson the YouTuber was trying to teach the world.
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