Viral video sensation Matt Harding responds to accusations on YouTube that his Where The Hell is Matt? video was photoshopped. He reveals the entire thing was actually a big-budget viral marketing campaign...
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One time when Matt Harding was traveling in Vietnam, his friend told him to stand over by the curb and do his stupid dance. Now he is famous on the internet as that guy who does that stupid dance all over the world. It's his job. Things worked out pretty well for Matt. Matt is a 32-year-old deadbeat from Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play videogames. Matt achieved this goal pretty early and enjoyed it for a while, but eventually realized there might be other stuff he was missing out on. In February of 2003, he quit his job in Brisbane, Australia and used the money he'd saved to wander around Asia until it ran out. He made this site so he could keep his family and friends updated about where he is. In 2006, Matt took a 6 month trip through 39 countries on all 7 continents. In that time, he danced a great deal. The second video made Matt even more quasi-famous. In fact, for a brief period in July, he was semi-famous. Things settled down again, and then in 2007 Matt went back to Stride with another idea. He realized his bad dancing wasn't actually all that interesting, and that other people were much better at being bad at it. He showed them his inbox, which, as a result of his semi-famousness, was overflowing with emails from all over the planet. He told them he wanted to travel around the world one more time and invite the people who'd written him to come out and dance too.
Viral video sensation Matt Harding responds to accusations on YouTube that his Where the Hell is Matt? video was faked. In a startling confession, Harding reveals the entire thing was actually a big-budget marketing campaign featuring elaborate CGI, animatronic puppets, and a submerged 727 airplane.
Thanks for posting this video. I've gone to Matt's site over the last year and a half or so to see what he's been up to. The dancing is joyous, especially with the crowds. It brings tears to my eyes. Such a treat to hear directly from him.
By the way, anything spectacular on Youtube gets called fake by disbelievers in the possible.
This presentation and confession is the hoax. There is no Buzz Brain. It almost broke my heart when I started to believe it was a hoax. If animatronics were that good there would be no more actors. Too bad the website seems to be down now. Any updates available on Matt?