After it was announced Ned Fulmer is no longer part of the Try Guys, the gang have said they are going to be editing their former co-star out of videos.
Racking up more than 7.8 million subscribers on YouTube, Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang have long entertained fans with videos of them, well, trying.
The group has tried pretty much everything, from getting their nails done to experiencing the (synthetic) pain of childbirth and eating whole menus at restaurants.
And the four did this pretty much joint at the hip, so you can imagine fans' surprise when Ned stopped appearing in the Try Guys' Instagram posts.
The reason for his absence became clear last week, when Ned and the remaining Try Guys shared separate posts announcing his departure from the group.
The Try Guys cut ties with Ned after he admitted to having a 'workplace relationship' while married.
In a post on Twitter, Ned indicated he'd had a relationship with someone other than his wife as he wrote: "Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship. I'm sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to [wife] Ariel.
"The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and children, and that's where I am going to focus my attention."
Now, his fellow co-stars have also addressed Ned leaving, taking to their popular YouTube channel to speak out on the rumours.
In a video titled 'what happened' the team sits down, with Zach kicking things off by saying: "By now we're assuming you've seen the Reddit threads and TikToks and tweets and news articles. We want to give you a timeline of what's transpired and some transparency into our decision making surrounding Ned leaving the group."
Keith went on to add: "On Labour Day weekend, multiple fans alerted us that they had seen Ned and an employee engaging in public romantic behaviour, we reached out to check on that employee, Ned confirmed the reports. And since confirmed that this had been going on for some time, which was obviously very shocking to us."
Eugene went on to explain that the three would not stand for the behaviour: " In order to make sure we were taking all necessary steps from the jump, we were acutely aware of just how contrary this was to the values of the company we've built, and those of everyone who works here. This is something we took very seriously. We refused to sweep things under the rug. That is not who we are and is not what we stand for."
The controversy has led to the team removing Ned from their videos, with Zach giving 'props to our editing staff' for how they handled the task: "We immediately removed Ned from work activities and engaged a HR professional to conduct a thorough review of the facts. We also opted to remove Ned from our releases pending the results of that review. Over a few weeks that's included removing his section from videos, digitally removing him from others, and choosing not to feature him and our merch."
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