Oobah Butler’s Fakes Oobahs


Having created the number one restaurant in London on TripAdvisor, which never existed, serial prankster Oobah Butler has delivered another hilarious riposte to our online world.

Having created a fake restaurant called for “The Shed at Dulwich” and propelled it to the top spot, Butler was inundated with media requests to appear on TV and radio shows.

His antics were debated in the Singapore parliament and a Japanese television program about him trended on Twitter in that country with the hashtag #LacksHonor. (Watch the video here.)

He also masqueraded as a fake jeans designer Georgio Peviani at Paris Fashion Week, before hunting down the actual designer of the fake range.

This time Butler wondered if he could get a number of fake Oobah Butlers to pretend to be him so that they could make the media appearance on his behalf.

The hilarious results have been released online today, on Vice to which Butler has been contributing for several days. See Butler’s latest escapades here.


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Toby Shapshak is editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff, a Forbes contributor and a Financial Mail columnist. He has been writing about technology and the internet for 20 years and his TED Global talk on innovation in Africa has over 1,5-million views. He has written about Africa's tech and start-up ecosystem for Forbes, CNN and The Guardian in London. He was named in GQ's top 30 men in media and the Mail & Guardian newspaper's influential young South Africans. He has been featured in the New York Times. GQ said he "has become the most high-profile technology journalist in the country" while the M&G wrote: "Toby Shapshak is all things tech... he reigns supreme as the major talking head for everything and anything tech."

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