I Sent Fakes of Myself to Be on TV Around the World

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We live in an era where people tailor themselves online, putting out an idealised version of themselves to the world. So why can't we do it in real life? In the wake of turning his shed into London's number one restaurant and getting a knock-off clothing brand into Paris Fashion Week, VICE's Oobah Butler decides to audition lookalikes and send fake versions of himself to TV and radio interviews internationally in a bid to improve his brand. But can he get away with it? Order your very own Oobah!: https://oobah.com/ Watch next: How to Become TripAdvisor’s #1 Fake Restaurant http://bit.ly/2Cn4GuH Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: http://bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vice Download VICE on iOS: http://apple.co/28Vgmqz Download VICE on Android: http://bit.ly/28S8Et0

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Leah Summers : Next ep, "How I tricked everyone into thinking my real name is Oobah"

Sven Lindecrantz : This man is lowkey dangerous, he's going to take over the world slowly...

Benedict Truman : When I saw his face on a thumbnail I was like... “oh no what did he do now.”

p n w b o r n : LOL the woman that auditioned. At least she tried

Robin S. Joseph : Oobah should do a TED talk titled "how to fake it till you make it"

HamptonComics : sneak 100 intelligence 10 charisma 10 speech 100

PiercingSight : "I like to think of myself as the Monet of farce. I like to paint with nonsense." Absolutely legendary.

Cruye : "I'm not even the same person I was a year ago"

Charalambos Kootsouras : Next video "how i faked my way to the top of the DJ industry" marshmallow basicly does a face reveal and its oobah.

Kariyu : This guy is going to be the president of 20 countries next thing you know

Jordan Belfort : Malfoys, Malfoys everywhere!

Daisy : Why would you put the hot version of yourself on the radio??

Syrxinge : There is a deeper meaning behind this for sure. If this dude can trick people into believing the most ridiculous things, it goes without saying that our governments can do the same on a much larger scale.

Hannah Mac : I swear to god Oobah is a walking black mirror episode

Lewis : u fooled me! i thought you hosted some show called "the ellen degeneres show" or something

Amit Sharma : Plot twist : The guy shown in the video as real Oobah butler is not Real either, watch twice. 😜😜😜😜

anotherwhiteboy : This has to be by far the least trust worthy guy on the planet

X : When he said "are you real, am I real is anything real" I started dying hahaha

Bren Cody : On the next episode: “I got sentenced to jail, let’s send someone else instead.”

Herobrine231 : Next: “How I tricked everyone into thinking my name were Oobah Butler”

stylefish84 : After having had a quick look over at oobah.com I sense that it actually serves a far greater purpose then only to be for jokes. Im pretty convinced that It actually holds the topic for the next documentary. If you start to read all the text under SUBMIT you'll quickly realise that oobah.com wants you to sign your whole life away when registering. I say next episode will deal with our issues of not reading what we more or less lawfully agree to on the net. Risky business if someone like this Oobah dude makes an internet service that draws a huge amount of people that signs up for it and agrees to the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of that same service. From the oobah.com site. "In consideration of your entrance to the promotion, you grant us over any content you submit above a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free licence to use, store, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, copy, exploit and to distribute and content, and make it available to third parties across any media. You also release all moral rights and similar rights in and to your submission." There is more to it thats even worse, in plain text on the front page, so pretty clear they set it up as an example. It is a huge problem all over net though so, good point!

Maekar I Targaryen : "The Monet of farce, I like to paint with nonsense", is an absolutely amazing line. It's just so outlandish and trollish, I couldn't stop laughing.

jafs65 : You and Banksy could be great friends you know?

armando reid : You should make a fake band, that get booked at something like coachella... however you would do it.... like through music blogs and stuff

young pippo : 10:04 i'm not even the same person i was a year ago

Ricardo Webb : Plot twist, this whole time the Oobah in the series has actually been an actor for the real Oobah who appeared as Adam Asmal in the previous episode.

BCFC : When he won the award all the people that have been pretending to be him should’ve gone on stage😂

Emrei Ccc : Next episode: "I sent someone else on my honeymoon".

Poop Fingers : Plot twist: the real Oobah Butler was not even in this video.

Meetbeeppeeb : This guy might be the head of illuminati for all we know

MachineryInDisguise : Ironically oobah sounds like 'ubah' in bahasa Malaysia, and ubah means 'change/ changing' so yeah. Brilliant name. 👍🏻

Jerdua : His brother is sooo good looking with his brown hair and beard

Evafamia Langstodir : For episode 4 have you considered this :- Oobah Butler takes over Uber and names it 'Oobah'.


BLUEGENE13 : so this guy basically outsourced his whole life?

yen._.jasmine : Now my trust issues instict say that maybe the "real" Oobah Butler we saw in this video wasn't even the real one but a doppelgänger or a person who got transformed into him...or maybe I need some serious help

BangtanArmy : He literally needs to have his own catch me if you can movie

TABBY : *_i t o o k a n o o b a h h e r e_*

fuskaren : "I'm not even the same person I was a year ago" Literally! 😂

Boris : So is this Guy getting interviewd by vice a fake also?

J Armellin : What, why is he sending the hot one w a luke-warm audition ON A RADIO INTERVIEW?!?

MrBigT : lol some black celebs do this in America Hannibal Burress comes to mind

Dr John Dee : This just keeps getting better and better..

Dimana D. : Being a bulgarian, who somehow missed this whole thing on tv and just now found out about this guy, let me tell you it was such a joy to watch the bulgarian part in this video. Firstly, I very rarely stumble upon my country being mentioned somehow on the "english" internet, so it's always a very interesting to me surprise. But more importantly, I could understand everything they said in the montage and it was funny, because they say how he made a fake restaurant and then they translate and narrate what he says when he questions if he or anything else is real.... And I don't know, but somehow hearing the irony in them interviewing the "fake" person about his fake restaurant in none other than my native language, made it so much better and meme-ier. And also the way they narrated/translated him speaking sounds sort of a bit pretenciously serious, which fits the irony so well. It's interesting how hearing something in your narive tongue (and also in this case, with a more or less familiar voice) can somehow make it sound different and perhaps even closer to you in a way.

Joy Villa : Congratulations, you became a politician. 😂😂😂

Amit Singh : Is the real guy even real Oobah Butler?

boopy owo : lol yeah im pretty sure that this "oobah butler" isnt actually the actual oobah butler. the original probably hired him as an actor as to not expose his actual identity.

BrightestMoments : Yo this is black mirror at its best

Ramzi M : Instead of giving 10 of your journalists on drug trips, give this man more opportunities!!!! He is amazing. I just watched all 4 of his vids. Don't get me wrong, the drug trips are cool and all, but this is real original content that is actually entertaining.