Rowan Atkinson as the hilarious Mr Bean has always managed to tickle our funny bones. Yet this time around, a deepfake involving Mr Bean couldn’t leave us more terrified! For the uninitiated, a popular yet infamous video app ‘DeepFakeLab’ uses advanced Artificial Intelligence technology to superimpose different faces onto bodies.
Purely non-consensual, this is in jest, yet banished from several social media platforms because of its controversial nature. While it can be misused at times, a recent viral video showcases deepfake tech at its hilarious best. It combines Mr Bean’s face with that of US President Trump.
Created by PolygonGraphics, the viral clip is an epic mashup of Mr Bean superimposed onto the US president during the iconic 2015 press conference (the one where he announced his presidential bid). Take a look at the video-
Speaking of what motivated him to create the two-minute long video, PolygonGraphics explains-
“I find many of Trump’s gestures comparable to Mr. Bean and thought that the very open eyes of Bean would contrast really well.”
Completed in 24 hours, the video highly appealed to Twitterati who were as creeped out as amused. Here’s what they had to say!
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) February 6, 2019
Oh my God the eye movement is disturbing.
— birbfakes (@birbfakes) February 7, 2019
In fact, quite a few maintained that it was a little scary-
I'm laughing, and I'm crying out of fear.
— Steven [Free Hong Kong] Hawkins (@stevenshawkins) February 8, 2019
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Uh..this..will haunt me
— Katie Skellie (@katieskellie) February 8, 2019
Others were merely tickled by it.
😂😂😂 terrifying. But like driving by the scene of an accident, I can’t loook away.
— kreative kell (@KellyAngard) February 6, 2019
Gave me a good laugh!
— KingofNeptune️ 🇺🇸 (@KingofNeptune) February 7, 2019
I would have voted for that guy. His eyes are mesmerizing!
— HenryMiller (@HenryMi94192469) February 8, 2019
Rowan Atkinson deserves better.
— It's bigger than black and white (@SethFromThe716) February 7, 2019
Now we wonder what Atkinson has to say about this deepfake!