This article was contributed by the STOMP Team.
People might just believe anything -- even if you told them you are a celebrity that they have never heard of. Check out this social experiment by this guy, that fooled thousands of pedestrians in New York City's Times Square on July 27.
Brett Cohen, 21, had a crazy idea to fool people into thinking he was a celebrity, and he managed to pull it off successfully. He strode out of the 49th street marquee at NBC Studios dressed like a celebrity and his 'entourage' of two professional bodyguards, two assistants, and photographers pretending to be paparazzi helped to kickstart the buzz.
Although no one revealed who Brett was, passers-by just took photos with him and shared them on social media. The crowd following this mystery celebrity grew as Brett walked along the city, taking photos with passers-by on the way -- that amounted to almost 300 in all.
YouTube user Deanna Zare commented:
"We live in a society where people worship those who worship themselves. Just throw on a couple of brand named items and get chaperoned by a couple tough looking guys, then suddenly, you become one of the most important people in town.
"It's all just an illusion. It's a really funny video, but it almost seems like a parody...I just cannot accept this as reality."
What do you think of Brett Cohen's stunt? What would you do if you saw a 'celebrity' in Orchard Road?