Only in Japan: Pretty Girl Idol Turns Out A 50-year-old Uncle, Lure Fans by FaceApp
In the age of filters, it is difficult to tell what is real and what is not. People use several applications such as FaceApp to alter their appearance. An amusing example is a man in his 50s who has been passing himself off as a young woman on social media.
The unnamed man, from Japan, has posted several selfies on Twitter and Instagram under the name @zaitaku_iyada. The pictures show him going about his day, at work, on trips or relaxing at home.
While others who have used his tactic have attempted to hide their real identity, @zaitaku_iyada hasn't. He has shared some photos of himself using the filter while standing in front of the mirror, which reveals his actual reflection.
"FaceApp, I'm addicted to it, and I'm uploading my selfie photos with cute processing. You can also improve the tips and processing methods for taking selfies. I'm an uncle in his 50s who usually works from home," he told his followers on Instagram.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a young female biker in Japan, with a massive social media following, was actually a 50-year-old man who used FaceApp to morph a woman's face on his own as he believed that "no one wanted to see an old uncle."
But while others who have employed this tactic have attempted to hide the truth, he very much hasn't. Some photos of himself using the filter have even been taken while standing in front of a mirror, showing his actual reflection.
Addressing the images, he told his followers on Instagram: "FaceApp, I'm addicted to it, and I'm uploading my selfie photos with cute processing.
"You can also improve the tips and processing methods for taking selfies. I'm an uncle in his 50s who usually works from home."
He isn't the only person to use the app to create a different social media persona
Earlier this year, it was revealed that a young Japanese motorbike rider with a huge social media following was actually a 50-year-old man.
Over on Twitter, @azusagakuyuki writes about 'her' love of 'playing around with bikes'.
The person behind the account was later revealed on a Japanese show, with viewers told that the young woman is actually a 50-year-old bloke.
According to reports, he's been using apps and Photoshop to change or alter his appearance.
Many people are now picking up on signs such as the woman having a youthful face, but a less young-looking arm at 'her' side.
One wrote: "People fell for that? The face really looks fake and damn, that hairy arm," while another person added: "This is why you cannot trust social media for anything."
It is believed that the man altered the way he looks to deceive his followers - with numbers having grown to more than 17,000.
The man identified as “Zonggu” admitted on a Japanese TV show that he is the real owner of the Twitter account @azusagakuyuki after fans started to notice something was amiss. The BBC reported that followers spotted a very hairy arm and the reflection of a different face in a mirror.
According to a translation by the BBC, Zonggu told the TV show Getsuyou Kara Yofukashi (Sitting Up Late From Monday) that he just wanted to gain more likes and followers and everyone prefers a “younger beautiful woman.”
“No one will read what a normal middle-aged man, taking care of his motorcycle and taking pictures outside, posts on his account,” he said, adding that he used to get fewer than 10 likes on a post, but when he started tweeting as his female alter ego, he got as many as 1,000.
He demonstrated for the show how he was able to swap his face and even turn a pout into a smile using editing apps such as FaceApp.
Zonggu said he got carried away trying to make himself more cute. His posts included not only photos about motorcycles, but posts about food and revealing selfies.
| Only in India: Mysterious Condition of Boy with The Most Giant Hands in the World |
Tarik's strange hands have disproportionately grown over 12-inches, which has suprised medical experts the world over. Tarik’s mysterious condition does not have any medical name ...
| Only in the US: Mum Gets Tattoo Of Her Son’s Drawing, Then Realized It Wasn’t His |
Mom sharing in a Tiktok video about the story of the tattoo on her arm, thought a drawing of her son, but it turned out ...
| Only in China: First Sex Doll Hotel Closed With No Explaination |
The first-ever sex doll hotel in Shenzen where men are welcomed to entertain with inanimate sex dolls has been closed down by police without explaination.
| Only in America: Facts about “Hate-it-all” Chihuahua Prancer |
With annoying personality traits and the "hate-it-all" outlook, Prancer the Chihuahua has drawn lots of attractions from netizens worldwide and become the lovely pet that ...