Ned Fulmer, one of the four founding members of the well-known comedy group The Try Guys, was fired after he acknowledged having a “consensual” workplace affair.
“Ned Fulmer is no longer working with The Try Guys,” the group said in a tweet Tuesday. “As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together. We thank you for your support as we navigate this change.”
Shortly after the Try Guys made their statement, Fulmer verified reports that had been making the rounds on social media that he had been having an extramarital affair.
“Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship,” Fulmer said in the post. “I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel,” he said, referring to his wife.
Fulmer added, “The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I’m going to focus my attention.”
In a post on Instagram, Ariel Fulmer wrote, “Thanks to everyone who has reached out to me — it means a lot. Nothing is more important to me and Ned than our family, and all we request right now is that you respect our privacy for the sake of our kids.”
Fans who posted in online forums before the Try Guys announcement observed that Fulmer had not recently been in the group’s videos and in some cases had been edited out of earlier episodes.
The Try Guys will now consist of Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld as the only three members left after Fulmer’s departure. Before departing BuzzFeed in June 2018 to start their own production firm, 2nd Try, the group got their start in the industry there. An inquiry for more information was not answered by a Try Guys official.
The Try Guys have created movies showing the guys doing anything from testing out labor-pain simulators to attempting Alaskan dog sledding, and from parallel parking 18-wheeler trucks to getting nail extensions. The guys are known for their willingness to try just about everything. On YouTube, The Try Guys presently have 7.8 million subscribers.
“Guys Try Ladies’ Underwear for the First Time,” one of their first videos while they were at BuzzFeed, went viral in 2014 and has now had more than 22 million views. The group was featured in the documentary “Behind the Try” and wrote the best-selling book “The Hidden Power of F—-ing Up.”
The “No-Recipe Road Trip With the Try Guys” television programme, created by Beyond Productions, will debut on the Food Network and Discovery+ in August 2022. The Try Guys challenge their culinary skills to duplicate popular menu items at restaurants throughout the nation without using any recipes or other instructions in the series, which stars all four of the members.
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