Drama

Ok, Why is Everyone Talking About the Try Guys?

Strap in girlies, because a cheating scandal is rocking the cishet world…again.

If you came of age during the Buzzfeed revolution of the early oughts, there are certain Internet celebrities you find yourself still paying attention to even though their moment of relevance in your life has sadly long since come to a close. While some Buzzfeed staffers have gone on to become superstars in their own right—such as Gaby Dunn, Alison Raskin, Kelsey Darragh and Quinta Brunson—others have branched out in different directions.

So you’ll understand me when I say that my relationship with the “Try Guys”—the group of four cool LA dudes who started a popular web series at Buzzfeed and then took it independent—formed one of the first meaningful parasocial relationships of my early life. The guys in question are Eugene Lee Yang (who is queer and awesome,) Ned Fulmer, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld. I watched these men try all kinds of gross sh*t on the Internet, and then I watched them all get rich and buy houses. I even attended a star-studded CrossFit class with Ned and Ariel Fulmer at one point. And now, the Internet is every bit as stunned as I am to find that Ned cheated on Ariel with one of his (engaged) employees and has been exposed via a series of DMs and videos.


Needless to say, Adam Levine is breathing a sigh of enormous relief right now. And everyone else? We’re howling.

It hurts worse when you’ve watched someone go through multiple pregnancies and an entire home-buying journey, somehow. But it’s also important to keep in mind that Buzzfeed was, and probably remains, a pretty heinous place to work. The scars go deep, people.

Another day, another cheating scandal:

The real tea:

Everyone is losing their mind right now…

And wondering what’s next for the guys.

The course of justice is sometimes swift:

As of today, Ned will no longer be a part of the “Try Guys” family. He is, per an IG post, recommitting to his marriage.

So does this mean they’re looking for a new guy? If so, I feel like we all know some interested parties.

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