Find Fake Celebrities on the ‘Not Really Famous’ Subreddit

My wife and I have a game we play on the streets of New York. I notice a celebrity, and she tells me that it is absolutely not them. If it were not for her, I would have hit on the r / notreallyfamous , sabreddit to erroneous observations of celebrities.

These posts are cute because of the enthusiasm of the people – they think or pretend they actually met a celebrity despite all the evidence against it. (A good post is actually not a very famous post – it’s not just “Hey, this regular person looks like this celebrity!” To do this, go to the more popular Walmart Celebrities subreddit .)

Here we have collected our favorites. We cannot copy pictures because they are not ours, but if you open thirty new tabs, you will be rewarded.

There are several types of fake celebrity meetings. Sometimes people fall into the trap of the imitator:

Sometimes they meet with an unassuming stranger:

Sometimes misidentification is very formal:

Sometimes there are three:

Sometimes I am convinced that it really was a celebrity:

Sometimes this is really really a celebrity:

Some don’t make any sense:

Yes, some of these fake sightings were probably a joke in the first place. But don’t tell me. I can’t stand two disappointments in a row.

For more information on doppelgangers without the “mistaken for celebrity” requirement, see R / WalmartCelebrities . For people who look like signs they stand next to, see R / PSUSTRT . For fake products, try r / crappyoffbrands . For the post that inspired r / notreallyfamous in 2014, see This is Gyllenhaal’s fake observation .

What I really need is a celebrity who pretends to be a normal person, pretends to be a celebrity – like when Brian Cranston wore a mask of himself at Comic-Con or when Julia Roberts played Julia Roberts lookalike posing as Julia Roberts .


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