The cinnamon toast shrimp saga took a not-so-sweet turn.
Comedian and author Jensen Karp went massively viral this week, tweeting his unsalted discovery of sugar-coated shrimp tails in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
A few days after he used his disturbing revelation to attack the brand and its manufacturer General Mills on Twitter, social media abruptly turned against him.
Karp, 41, is now charged, among other charges, with lying, stealing the concept of a podcast and embarrassing his former sexual partner.
Carp – who is married The boy meets the world star Danielle Fishel (aka Topanga), and was previously the child of a rapper named Hot Karl – did not respond Postrequest for comment.
“Hahaha, my quickly deleted subtweet yesterday said,“ Oh no, I can’t follow the latest viral saga because I was blocked in 2014. b / c. I wasn’t gracious enough after the surprise threesome! But not before they told me to ‘be careful or I will never work in this city again’, ”the screenwriter tweeted Stephanie Mickus on Wednesday.
“The number of women who have belittled me with stories today. Not to mention the ones I’ve known for years and talked to about our shared experiences. O Lord. “
Actress Melissa Stetten he also went on Twitter to issue a PSA regarding Karp’s treatment of her when they were walking.
“‘What you may not know about the man behind the viral posts,’ as if he were a manipulative narcissistic ex-boyfriend who once said he was surprised I didn’t kill myself because my life was so worthless?” wrote Stetten.
“Getting a lot of texts from girls who are still in therapy because of his terror. At least we have this fun little club! “
Former associates also speak out against Karp.
“Come on, the guy with the shrimp tail is both a marketing professional and someone who lied to my face without flickering,” the painter tweeted. Brandon Bird.
When Mike Shinoda, the lead vocalist of the band Linkin Park, tweeted praise for Karp, calling him “a sharp comic mind, an excellent gallery owner and curator, a spectacular person on the radio and podcast and an all-round good man”, The bird struck back, “He’s nice to you because you’re famous.”
Podcaster and comedian John Cullenmeanwhile claims that Karp stole intellectual property.
“The next thing you know, the shrimp man will claim to have found the idea and name for the podcast in a Cheerios bag,” Cullen wrote. “He did a lot worse anyway and did things to people on a larger scale, so this little part of him really isn’t that important, but hey, at least we’ll have all the memories.”
Karp is not the first person to achieve sudden internet fame due to a relatively banal tweet, only to have the tides suddenly turn towards him. In fact, it happened so often, there is an expression for it – to be “Milkshake duck”.
The term was born as a meme in 2017 and describes people gaining viral popularity on social media because of some seemingly positive or sweet trait – but then it is revealed that they have a problematic past.
This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission