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.
7) A Reddit user (hamilton390) claims they caught Ned doing something bad. When another user asked for proof this is what they sent: pic.twitter.com/bpNkYGgeuM
— Cami (@camitwomeyy) September 27, 2022
Needless to say, Adam Levine is breathing a sigh of enormous relief right now. And everyone else? We’re howling.
NOT SOMEONE SAYING NED FULMER IS THE LIAM PAYNE OF THE TRY GUYS HELPPP
— kellen (@crocslides) September 27, 2022
2022 : the year we realized that wife guys are still guys 😮💨
— Devin Lytle (she/her) (@devdevnumnums) September 27, 2022
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.
it’s worth noting that everybody who worked at buzzfeed between 2013 and 2016 is deeply cursed
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) September 27, 2022
you have to understand working at buzzfeed from 2014-2017 was like being a part of the suicide squad
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) September 27, 2022
Another day, another cheating scandal:
the john mulaney divorce was for millennials and the ned try guys divorce will be for gen z
— klaudia amenábar (@kaludiasays) September 27, 2022
The real tea:
ned from try guys john mulaney
making their careers off of loving their wives and then cheating on them
— ♡ (@rosalilly_) September 27, 2022
Everyone is losing their mind right now…
Ned from the try guys rn pic.twitter.com/wIICTvkPXH
— Ollie is Zeb’s PR Manager (@olliephresh) September 27, 2022
And wondering what’s next for the guys.
ned’s declassified divorce survival guide
— hannah (@ohhihannahhh) September 27, 2022
the try guys try adultery pic.twitter.com/HdaEO5My3I
— katherine pierce sympathizer (@TeeNotHereRN) September 27, 2022
The course of justice is sometimes swift:
Can’t believe I managed to catch this before they changed Ned’s Try Guys page back like 30 seconds later 💀💀 who did this? Name yourselves 😭😂 pic.twitter.com/wcu4btBvfg
— Amy ✨ Bidoof Enthusiast ✨ (@CapriCornetto) September 27, 2022
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.