HOAX: Guy Who Asked YouTube For $1 Million & Got It… Was Lying

Remember Craig Rowin, the comedian that asked Internet viewers for $1 million on YouTube and got it? Well it turns out that the campaign was an elaborate hoax.

Remember Craig Rowin, the comedian that asked Internet viewers for $1 million on YouTube and got it? Well it turns out that the campaign was an elaborate hoax. That’s right. Rowin isn’t getting one million dollars, or even fifty dollars for that matter. But really, how surprised should we be?

Rowin admitted that the campaign was a hoax in a video uploaded to the RoryAndCraig YouTube channel at the beginning of this month. However, with only around 4,000 views it seems that Rowin’s confession has gotten a whole lot less coverage than the initial campaign. Following the announcement that a millionaire would be giving him one million dollars he appeared in The Daily News, and on Japanese, Australian and Canadian television. So why did he do it? In the new video Rowin says, “I don’t know, I guess I just thought it would be pretty funny.”

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