MTV Gets Heat For Possibly Ripping Off Popular YouTube Show ‘Hot Ones’
By Thanussha Priyah, 04 Oct 2019
Image via First We Feast
Hot Ones is a YouTube series hosted by Sean Evans, which interviews celebrities with a twist. The format of the show sees Evans asking various questions to celebrities while they chow down hot wings.
As the interview progresses, both Evans and the celebrity have to level up the spiciness of the wings. Some guests naturally gave up halfway as they cannot handle the heat.
The series is available on YouTube channel First We Feast, and this method of interviewing has become a trademark of the show.
Somehow, MTV decided it was a good idea to create a suspiciously similar show called Wild Sauce, which is backed by Wendy’s.
There was no way Hot Ones was going to let this move slide. MTV has since received heat from Evans about the possible knockoff, who took to Twitter to call out Wild Sauce publicly.
His tweet reads, “How come when weirdos like MTV jack Hot Ones, they do it all the way down to the s**tty budget set?”
The resemblance is uncanny, as Evans’ accompanying screenshots show the set of Wild Sauce featuring a black background, black table cloth and a lineup of hot sauces with the host and interviewee seated across each other.
The only difference in Wild Sauce is that Charlie Clips and Conceited, who are featured in the video, have to drink the sauces instead of using them as dips for wings.
Fans of Hot Ones have rightfully flamed the comments section on MTV’s clip with one user saying, “Y’all really just stole the idea from Hot Ones and thought no one would notice,” while another comment reads, “Wow, this is a blatant rip-off of Hot Ones. Sad and pathetic.”
Another comment also ridicules the video, stating, “First they Feast, then Wild 'N Out steals.”
Hot Ones: pic.twitter.com/x8YJvICUvm— Scott Cramer (@SCramer77) September 30, 2019
It isn't apples for apples (or sauce for sauce, whatever) but MTV's Wild Sauce ripping off Hot Ones is as much bullshit as Rob Dyrdek ripping of Daniel Tosh (again not apples for apples) with Ridiculousness.— TvrdBvrd (@JaRr0D4LyF3) October 2, 2019
Just another reason MTV has sucked since the 2000s.
Hot Ones: Season 10. One of the best talk shows on the internet. World famous guests/superstars.— Jared Scott || Filmmaker 🎥 (@JaredScottFilms) September 30, 2019
MTV: Two dudes. Bad lighting. Not Hot Ones.
Excuse me @Wendys, this is a Hot Ones— Nate Igor Smith (@drivenbyboredom) September 30, 2019
Why did MTV think they could just rip off Hot Ones? It's not like the series is obscure. It always pops up in my recommended feed no matter what I watched beforehand. https://t.co/dCGuSqjdyq— Raichattanoogachuchu (@BloodyMarquis) October 1, 2019
[via Vice, images via First We Feast]
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