The Try Guys are speaking out in response to Ned Fulmer’s departure from the group after he acknowledged engaging in a workplace relationship. The well-known content producers addressed Fulmer’s affair and said they were “shocked” to find out what he was up to behind the scenes in a new film uploaded to YouTube on Monday titled “what occurred.”
The remaining members of the band, Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld, and Eugene Lee Yang, sat down together and addressed their devoted fans and viewers directly, discussing how this situation has affected them individually and how they intend to go as a group.
Several fans notified us that they had witnessed Ned and a staff member acting romantically in public during the Labor Day weekend, according to Kornfield. “We made contact to inquire about the employee. This was obviously very distressing to us, and we just want you to know that we had no idea it was happening. Ned corroborated the reports and has since confirmed that this had been going on for some time.”
Yang then disclosed that an official investigation had been started to make sure the team was “taking all necessary procedures” to figure out what exactly was going on with Fulmer’s workplace scandal. Yang claimed that their group took very seriously the fact that what Fulmer did went against their group’s ideals and morals.
Yang argued, “We wouldn’t just label something as incorrect.” “That is not what we stand for or who we are.”
The process of eliminating Fulmer from already recorded films planned specials, and the group’s merchandising started shortly after he was promptly suspended from job activities.
Following Fulmer’s admission of the affair, the group issued a statement revealing that the workplace investigation finally revealed that Fulmer “engaged in conduct unbecoming” of their team, leading the team to formally approve Fulmer’s dismissal.
While it is a business concern, there is also a family at the core of the incident, Kornfield said that the group decided not to rush their statement.
It was challenging for The Try Guys to remain emotion-free as they said that they are not only losing a friend but also a coworker with whom they co-founded a company and an iconic brand together eight years ago.
We may never be able to adequately express the anguish we are experiencing right now, said Habersberger. “It’s challenging to watch beloved and cherished old videos again. Our friend is departing. We’re losing a person who we founded a company with, who we had numerous memories with, and who we recently worked on a TV program.”
He continued, “I’m sure many of you share my sentiments.” “It’s odd. We regret this strange incident ever occurring.”
The organization went on to say that in light of the controversy and unfavorable publicity Fulmer’s affair brought to the workplace, their priority has moved to ensure the support and protection of their 20-person company.
In terms of what comes next for The Try Guys, they are still collaborating with editors to find innovative ways to edit Fulmer out of content and produce new content, while keeping in mind that some branded pieces they committed to prior to the incident cannot be changed.
As they take the remainder of the year to continue producing material and rethink what the future of their YouTube channel and their group looks like, they ultimately aspire to expand and produce even better videos.
The Try Guys’ most recent video was released after Fulmer addressed rising rumors regarding his connection with the group on Instagram on Tuesday. This was in response to his absence from recent vlogs uploaded to the group’s YouTube page. He also didn’t appear in any of the group’s most recent podcast episodes or on their Instagram page.
Family should have always been my top concern, but I got distracted and had a friendly workplace romance, Fulmer said in a message posted to his Instagram page. “I apologize for any suffering that I may have brought on the boys, the fans, and especially Ariel, as a result of my actions. I’m going to concentrate all of my attention on my marriage and my kids since they are the only things that count right now.”
As soon as that happened, Fulmer’s wife, Ariel, immediately addressed the issue on Instagram.
Thanks to everyone who has gotten in touch with me; it really means a lot, she wrote. “Our family is everything to me and Ned, and right now all we ask is for you to respect our privacy for the sake of our children.”
The Try Guys, now a trio made up of Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger, and Zach Kornfeld gained notoriety for their willingness to try just about anything, including labor pain simulators, Alaskan dog sledding, eating the entire Caesars Palace buffet in Las Vegas, and consuming the entire Taco Bell menu. Additionally, they have issued dueling challenges to professional poker and bowling champions.
The gang has released two projects as a result of their YouTube success: the No-Recipe Road Trip With the Try Guys TV series and the #1 New York Times bestseller The Hidden Power of F**king Up.