Wednesday, July 19, 2017

James Van Der Beek Is Out-Diploing Diplo Via A New Diplo Twitter For Viceland's Diplo Show –- What?

James Van Der Beek Is Out-Diploing Diplo Via A New Diplo Twitter For Viceland's Diplo Show –- What?:

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Diplo arrives at the 2nd Annual StyleMakers Awards at Quixote West Hollywood on Nov. 17, 2016 in West Hollywood, Calif.
What Would Diplo Do? It's a valid question and one that Viceland (the channel) will attempt to answer with its latest series in which turn-of-the-milllennium hearththrob James Van Der Beek plays the Random White Dude Be Everywhere producer.

A show about Diplo by Diplo is totes some ish Diplo would do, as is letting Van Der Beek of the leash on some very astute-ly Diplo-esque tweets under a new Diplo twitter handle. Everything about the new profile is very on brand for Diplo. The bio is pretty much the same, plus a plug for the Viceland show.

To recap, this is a fake twitter account manned by a fake Diplo from a fake Diplo docu-show. It's next level memeing, is what it is. Here are some of the most Diplo tweets so far.

idea: reality show where i fix all the world's problems by playing free concerts and tweeting at presidents
the show is called Diplomacy

— Diplo (@_diplo_) July 18, 2017
damn soundcloud going out of business, where are all the terrible producers who copy me going to not make money now? lmao!
— Diplo (@_diplo_) July 17, 2017
i thought la croix was one of the virgin islands until a couple weeks ago lol
— Diplo (@_diplo_) July 17, 2017
Another Night by Real McCoy is the only song that needs to exist. if i buy soundcloud u will know cause every song will be replaced w that
— Diplo (@_diplo_) July 18, 2017
some people dont believe its me tweeting, here's your proof. what more do you want? pic.twitter.com/RlC6FCsrkZ
— Diplo (@_diplo_) July 18, 2017