The Try Guys, a group of four friends who became famous on BuzzFeed and later released their own videos, have split up. It’s been about two years since the group announced its departure from BuzzFeed, and now one-fourth of “The Try Guys” — Ned Fulmer — is leaving for good.
YouTuber Ned Fulmer, who co-founded the Try Guys and was formerly a member of the group, has announced he will no longer work with his former colleagues.
In a YouTube video posted on Thursday, Fulmer explained that he is leaving The Try Guys because he doesn’t want to be “a part of anything that could hurt my family.” He also revealed that he had been struggling with mental health issues for some time.
The announcement comes after Fulmer accused his former coworkers of “abusing” him financially in an Instagram post earlier this week. In the Instagram caption, Fulmer wrote: “I always did whatever they asked me to do without any concern for compensation from them at all because I believed in them so much as people and as friends.”
Ned Fulmer Part Ways With Try Guys
You know The Try Guys as the four-member BuzzFeed collective consisting of Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld.
Well, one of them won’t ever be joining them again. Ned Fulmer confirmed in an interview with Page Six that he will never work with his former colleagues again.
“I didn’t like being a part of that group,” Fulmer said during a post-screening Q&A at Sundance Film Festival last month for his directorial debut “Egg.” “I thought it was toxic and negative. I don’t think it was healthy for me as an artist.”
The four guys behind the comedy brand — Fulmer, Eugene Lee Yang, Keith Habersberger and Zach Kornfeld — announced in July that they had formed their own production company, 2nd Try LLC. (A fifth member, Buzzfeed’s Matt Steffanina, was never part of the Try Guys.)
The newly independent team has been busy producing videos for a number of outlets including Comedy Central and Disney+, but there’s one thing they won’t be doing: collaborating with BuzzFeed again.