FRED is a YouTube character known for his high-pitched voice and his crazy actions. It was created by Lucas Cruikshank, who also portrayed him. Last 2008, he was the 1st YouTuber to hit 1 million Subscribers.
Last August 5, we expected Lucas for a comeback as Fred. Instead, a Korean kid now portrays as this beloved. And what’s shocking is that this channel is now “owned” by Yuksung Corporation, which is involved in construction, financial services, discount product manufacturing, prison management, chemical production, novelty breakfast cereals, and children’s entertainment. This NEW Fred claims to be Crazier, Better, More Hyper & More Squeaky. However, his new videos are just remakes of Fred’s old videos, with the promotion of Yuksung Cereal. In the 1st video, 83% of the viewers (in terms of likes) do not like the New Fred. They say it’s not funny anymore & they decided to unsubscribe to that channel since Yuksung ruined the character people love.
A lot of speculations have been around the internet. Some people say that Fred’s channel was hacked by Yuksung. Some say that Lucas sold Fred to Yuksung because he’s too old to make those kinds of videos. Lucas stated in a Q&A video that he wants to make more Fred videos, but he “doesn’t” know the password and he denied that he has been hacked. I searched for info about Yuksung Corporation and I realized that it does not exist at all. Its website was registered in the middle of June with copy-paste pictures. It’s more like YUCKsung.
Recently, Lucas posted in his Facebook page a letter from Fred, which contains a secret code that leads to a private video. In that video, Fred explained that he’s kidnapped by some Korean and he needs help from Lucas. So, this means Lucas may be trolling on us all along. Let’s just wait & see what will happen to the Original & New Fred in the future episodes. I hope this New Fred won’t last long.