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Gorilla Glue Man Didn't Actually Get A Cup Stuck To His Face

Gorilla Glue Man Didn't Actually Get A Cup Stuck To His Face

A man who had come forward admitting his own Gorilla Glue mistake after seeing the viral explosion around TikTok user Tessica Brown's hair mishap has admitted his video was a fake.

Poor Brown broke the internet when she used the strong adhesive to style her hair after running out of hairspray.

Unfortunately for her, Gorilla Glue is notoriously intense to get out and she was only able to remove it after a four-hour-long procedure.

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Then came 37-year-old Len Martin from Louisiana, USA, who posted a video suggesting he'd stuck a cup to his face with Gorilla Glue an attempt to prove that Brown was a liar.

The out-of-work musician gained notoriety of his own thanks to the clip, but has now said the footage of him glueing a red solo cup to his upper lip was in fact staged.

Credit: Len Martin/SWNS
Credit: Len Martin/SWNS

Martin said: "It was to prevent others from making the same mistake as Tessica but also to help raise awareness of my situation."

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He went on to explain he was keen to show just how much money you can make from going viral online.

He went on: "I come from a low-income neighborhood and I think others would do the same if they were in my shoes. I obviously knew [Tessica's] story was real.

"But I come from a poor family and I saw this as an opportunity to raise awareness of my story and how much money 'clout' can really bring.

"So I faked it all. I recorded the video multiple times, picked my favourite, and posted it on Facebook and Instagram claiming the cup was glued to my face."

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Martin wrote this caption alongside the posts: "I thought that chick with the Gorilla Glue was making that story up...but no.. it's real... I don't know why I tried it...now they talking bout cutting the tip of my lips off in surgery...y'all pray for me."

Now, though, he's explained how he managed to fake it.

He said: "If you watch the video closely I only put a tiny bit of glue on the cup and I turned it the other way so it didn't actually touch my lips.

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"My father is sick with a bone disease, I have a family, and I don't have much money.

"I saw this as a chance to change everything for myself, to bring awareness to my music and hopefully make money to support my family."

Credit: Len Martin/SWNS
Credit: Len Martin/SWNS

Martin, who is trying to make it as a musician after losing his job as a carpenter in industrial plants due to Covid, has now come clean, but did insist he went to the ER - although it was an arm injury and not because of his face.

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He said: "I did actually go to the ER, but it was because I have an arm injury. The photo with the cup was a staged picture I had my daughter take.

"It was all fake."

Featured Image Credit: Len Martin/SWNS

Topics: Viral, US News

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