Try Guys make announcement amid Ned Fulmer scandal
Los Angeles, California - The Try Guys have announced changes to their podcast schedule amid the fallout of Ned Fulmer's viral cheating scandal.
As social media continues to have a field day with Fulmer's affair, the remaining members of the comedy group have announced a brief hiatus.
The group announced on Twitter that their podcast, The TryPod, will not be releasing an episode this week. They thanked fans for their patience amid the brief hiatus.
"We wanted to take some time to formulate our thoughts before recording the episode," The Try Guys wrote.
News of Fulmer's affair with Alex Herring, who works as an associate producer for The Try Guys, quickly blew up on social media when it broke on Tuesday morning. The Try Guys announced that they had parted ways with Fulmer before the allegations were confirmed by Fulmer himself. In a statement shared via Instagram, the internet star confirmed that he "had a consensual workplace relationship" and apologized to his wife, adding that he is now turning his focus to his marriage and children.
Fulmer's reputation as a doting husband to Ariel Fulmer, as evidenced by his many comments about her in episodes of The Try Guys, made the affair particularly shocking.
Herring's status as an employee on the show raised additional concerns, which likely contributed to Fulmer's swift exist and the lightning quick erasure of Fulmer's presence from The Try Guys' branding online.
The domino effect of the drama proved extremely entertaining for the internet as virtually everyone, even those who have never even seen a Try Guys video before, read up on the receipts to follow along.
Former Buzzfeed employees have chimed in on the scandal
The news has led many to reflect on the BuzzFeed era of the early 2010s, when the company's videos dominated YouTube. Though The Try Guys separated from the company in 2018, most viewers continue to associate them closely with the outlet's YouTube channel.
Some of the channel's most recognizable faces from its peak have taken to social media to comment on the viral scandal, proving that they are following every update just as closely as the rest of us.
Kristin Chirico, who starred in Buzzfeed's Ladylike series before leaving the company in 2020, tweeted, "I have reconnected with almost every work friend I have in the last eight hours."
Others used the attention to reveal the truth behind working at the company around the time The Try Guys were at their most popular.
Editor Sam Stryker tweeted, "you have to understand working at Buzzfeed from 2014-2017 was like being part of the suicide squad."
Devin Lytle, who starred alongside Chirico in Ladylike, called out the company's removal of the Ladylike channel following their departures and thus erasing evidence of the channel's immense popularity. In another tweet, Lytle also implied pay disparities between male and female Buzzfeed producers.
As hot takes on the scandal continue to come in on Twitter and TikTok, the internet will be waiting with bated breath for The Try Guys' comments in their next podcast.
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