I was afraid this was going to happen. Magicians from all over the place have jumped on the fake reactions bandwagon. Just saw two more magicians doing these "people react to magic" videos where they blatantly perform at an exposed angle and in some cases even hand out the gaff afterwards. You can tell the spectator has been coached on how to handle the gaff as they do so carefully as not to expose the method. I understand the whole "the real audience are the viewers at home" argument. But that just isn't magic.... it is like saying WWE is the same as the wrestling you see in the olympics. Now if you are just doing this for entertainment purposes and the audience is in on the fact that it is all for fun with fake reactions to help sell it then maybe id be ok with it. But the videos portray the reactions as real..... kinda ruins the magic for people. A lot of people say "well the lay audience enjoys it so leave it alone." But the problem is even the lay audience is calling out the fake reactions. Just read the comments on these videos. The laymen are smart enough to understand that the people in the videos are not even reacting properly to what is happening..... Just makes the hard work I do for performances on SM even more difficult. I already get accused of using stooges and fake reactions. Now it is increasing..... End Rant: lol thoughts?