Followers of YouTube star Joel Haver consider that his content material was stolen for a Saturday Night Live skit. Miles Teller hosted the Oct. 1 episode of the comedy sketch sequence which featured a skit known as “Charmin Bears”, the place the Top Gun: Maverick star performed a younger Charmin bear who needs to turn out to be a dancer, a lot to his households’ chagrin. Joel, who has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube, made the same video in July known as “Bathroom Paper Bears” with practically the very same premise because the SNL skit.
“In relation to these stealing accusations, I at all times err on the aspect of coincidence,” Joel mentioned in his video response to SNL on October 4. “I believe parallel pondering does occur most of the time. In relation to the Charmin bears factor, there’s lots of coincidences that must line as much as make it really a coincidence, however I don’t suppose it was malicious,” he added. “It was both a unconscious borrowing from any individual on their writers’ workers who noticed my video, or it was a wild coincidence.”
Joel did admit that he discovered it “fairly alarming” at how comparable his video from over the summer season was to SNL‘s skit that additionally featured Kenan Thompson, Bowen Yang, and Heidi Garner. “I used to be like wow…normally when these items come up I’m like in a position to see its the identical idea however they took it someplace completely different…however this one was a little bit bizarre, I used to be like wow this one could be very comparable,” he mentioned.
Total, Joel isn’t mad concerning the “Charmin Bears” skit and believes there’s “inevitable overlap” that occurs with a lot content material accessible on-line. “If I used to be nonetheless a small creator, which I used to be for a very long time, I might see it rubbing me the improper manner and I’d be a little bit extra prone to consider that they did steal it. I’ve to acknowledge that I’m ready to not be bothered by it,” Joel defined. “I’m fortunate within the occasion that SNL did steal from me, I’m fortunate to be within the place to have my stuff seen by sufficient folks that that would even occur,” he additionally mentioned.
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