Fans think Justin Bieber is “exactly like us” after he falls for a viral Tom Cruise deepfake.
Justin Bieber only realized the video didn’t actually feature the famous actor about two hours after his original post.
It’s reassuring to know that pop sensation Justin Bieber has something in common with a large number of people throughout the world. He’s just like the rest of us when it comes to bogus news. A deepfake video of actor and Scientology enthusiast Tom Cruise purportedly tricked the ‘Baby’ hitmaker on Thursday, October 7.
According to the DailyDot, Bieber lauded Cruise in many Instagram stories while releasing footage of what he thought was Cruise playing the guitar. Bieber commented on Cruise’s official account, saying he was “impressed” with the actor’s alleged musical abilities.
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“I want to challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon,” Biever tweeted in June 2019. Tom, if you don’t accept this fight, you’ll be terrified and you’ll never be the same. Who is ready to put up a fight? @danawhite?” I’d like to challenge Tom Cruise to an octagon fight. Tom, if you don’t accept this fight, you’ll be terrified and you’ll never be the same. Who is ready to put up a fight? What’s up, @danawhite? 10 June 2019 — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) Aside from the fight challenges, Bieber seems ignorant that the footage of Cruise playing the guitar was a deepfake. In another instance, Bieber said, “ALL JOKES AWAY @tomcruise your [sic]shredding on that guitar.” Bieber recognized the video didn’t truly contain the famous actor almost two hours after his original post, no likely after being warned by friends and followers. “Are you sure that’s not Tom Cruise?” Bieber penned the piece. “Lol, oh well, it’s still funny.” According to the DailyDot, Bieber’s cited video comes from the TikTok parody account @deeptomcruise, which has amassed over 2.9 million followers for its hyper-realistic deepfakes since its inception in February of this year. Chris Ume, a visual effects artist and deepfake maker, created it. The deepfake Cruise appears in this footage. Brinkwire News in a Nutshell