Fans are going nuts after former YouTuber turned international pop-star, Joji, teased a return of his hit character “Filthy Frank” on Instagram.
George “Joji” Miller, 27, abandoned his YouTube channel a few years ago due to growing concerns for his health. But he’s now teasing a sudden return for his controversial YouTube persona “Filthy Frank” for the 6th of June, 2020.
In 2016 George “Joji” Miller said that he would not continue to play the role of Filthy Frank or Pink Guy on his YouTube channel due to his struggle with severe epilepsy.
Instead he pursued a career in music which found him massive success and even landed him a spot on The Jimmy Fallon show as a guest performer.
George “Joji” Miller teases a Filthy Frank return on Instagram with ‘Soon’
However, due to his phenomenal success and international exposure, many new fans discovered his old YouTube account and were outraged. Although the majority of fans defending George “Joji” Miller explaining that his character’s were truly satire, other’s campaigned have him cancelled.
George Miller, the creative mind also behind Pink Guy, has not yet commented on the short-lived outrage, but fans are now speculating that he plans do to this on the 6th of June, 2020, after his dormant Filthy Frank Instagram account shared a post that read ‘soon’.
The comment that accompanies the post simple says ’06/06/2020′ suggesting that George “Joji” Miller will return as the nasty, loud mouthed Frank next month and address the recent drama in character.
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But where is Filthy Frank/Pink Guy in 2023?!
It appears that the tease of Joji returning as Filthy Frank or Pink Guy on Instagram was a prank. The Instagram account that teased this return was not actually operated by Joji, which left many fans disappointed. While many of his fans reminisced about Joji’s previous characters, the prank brought to light that the likelihood of Joji returning to these characters is very minimal. The evolution of content policies on platforms like YouTube makes it difficult for content like that produced by Filthy Frank or Pink Guy to thrive.
Moreover, there have been instances where people, more specifically K-pop fans, attempted to “cancel” Pink Guy or Filthy Frank on platforms like TikTok, not realizing that these were joke personas created by Joji, who has since become a world-famous musician. These attempts to cancel Joji highlight the stark difference between his past and present personas, and also underline the challenges he might face if he were to return to his previous characters, given the current digital climate and content policies.