Marvin Wildhage wants to find out whether influencers advertise everything for money.picture: screenshot youtube / marvin
Influencers are often subject to the prejudice that they advertise everything for money – even if they don’t personally stand behind the product. Youtuber Marvin Wildhage wanted to find out if that was really true.
That’s why he produced an amateurish, art-house-style fake film that had no meaning in terms of content, which Instagram models were supposed to promote for him. The result: In fact, some influencers fell for the 25-year-old prank.
Youtuber Marvin tricks influencers
“A Hole” is said to be in cinemas in 2023 and about the “hunt of the unstoppable hole, which represents mortality” – the Youtuber promised at least that in his emails to various managements. “That’s kind of how all art house producers describe their movies, which are about absolutely nothing,” he said in his reveal video.
In fact, the thriller is completely meaningless. According to Marvin, the mystical “hole” is a “butt hole”, which is even hidden on the cinema poster.
“I’m very, very excited to see who will end up advertising our little blockbuster,” the Youtuber continued. Because apart from an Instagram account with fake followers, likes and comments, there is no trace of the film on the Internet – neither information about the director and actors nor a trailer.
Vanessa Miraposa promotes fake film
Within just ten minutes, Marvin received the first positive answer to his request: an Instagram model agreed to promote the dubious film and even appear at the premiere in Berlin’s Zoopalast.
And the influencer Vanessa Mariposa also agreed to promote the strip in an Instagram story. The 29-year-old is no stranger to the Youtuber, because last year she fell for a very similar prank: under the name “Hydrohype”, Marvin gave the fitness model a skin cream from a fake brand.
After it was revealed that the product was fake and the jar actually contained no “vegan organic skin cream” but lubricating gel, the influencer apologized for her mistake and her advertising lie. She separated from her management and assured that nothing like this would ever happen again.
With that in mind, it’s all the more surprising that Vanessa Mariposa lavishly praised “A Hole” on her Instagram Story just days after inking the endorsement deal.
Vanessa Miraposa has fallen for a fake product in the past.picture: screenshot instagram / vanessa_miraposa
The model even went so far as to claim that she watched the film before anyone else – a brazen lie, because according to Marvin, the film was not even finished producing at the time of the Instagram story. “Test failed,” concluded the YouTuber and already teased the second part of his prank.
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