Jensen Karp is learning that you don’t want to go too viral too fast.
The comedian, author, and now-viral Cinnamon Toast Crunch shrimp tail guy was at the peak of Twitter stardom this week when he “discovered” shrimp tails in his cereal box.
Now, he’s being canceled by the internet after it quickly turned on him following allegations of lying, shaming former sex partners, and stealing a podcast idea, according to the New York Post.
The 41-year-old, who is married to former Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel aka Topanga, was blasted by former girlfriends and co-workers for the way he treated them.
“What you may not know about the man behind the viral posts’ what like he’s a manipulative gaslighting narcissistic ex-boyfriend who once told me he was surprised I hadn’t killed myself because my life was so worthless?” wrote actress Melissa Stetten.
“Getting lots of texts from girls still in therapy over his terror. At least we have this fun little club!”
“What you may not know about the man behind the viral posts” what like he’s a manipulative gaslighting narcissistic ex-boyfriend who once told me he was surprised I hadn’t killed myself because my life was so worthless?
— Melissa Stetten (@MelissaStetten) March 24, 2021
Podcaster and comedian John Cullen accused Karp of stealing his podcast idea and intellectual property.
“Next thing you know shrimp man will claim that he found the podcast idea and name he stole from us in a bag of Cheerios,” Cullen wrote.
“Anyway he’s done way worse and way larger-scale things to people and so this small part of it genuinely doesn’t matter all that much but hey, at least we’ll have all the memories.”
Just fyi, the shrimp tails guy is both a marketing professional and someone who's lied to my face without flinching.
— Brandon Bird (@Brandon_Bird) March 24, 2021
Painter Brandon Bird added: “Just fyi, the shrimp tails guy is both a marketing professional and someone who’s lied to my face without flinching.”
Such is the price of internet fame.