Fake Celebrity of the Day: In a genius — and also horrifying — social experiment, not-famous Thomas Elliot donned a hoodie and some buddies for a Saturday outing at a Virginia mall. Before long, his entourage was being escorted by mall security and trailed by “fans,” and several stores even closed their doors for private shopping. The video “is just a taste of all the autographs, pictures, and people who wanted get close to all the commotion.”
First: of course this would happen in MacArthur Mall, in Norfolk. I would never expect anything less from Virginia.
Second: I had the exact idea to do this back in high school, even the idea to do it at MacArthur. I once briefly pulled it off outside a music venue after a New Found Glory concert (high school, yeah!), where a few friends convinced a group of strangers that I was actually in the band. Anyway. Kudos to this guy.