Check the first insane-o-flex conspiracy theory to blow up in 2k10: Andrew WK is not a real actual person but a corporate rock n’ roll mascot who has been portrayed by multiple actors. The story laid out in that link is a little hard to follow, but that’s probably part of the conspiracy. For more a more concise wrap-up plus Dave Grohl mastermind implications, visit Gawker.
I always had a feeling AWK was just some character a bunch of extreme sports fanatics created in a boardroom somewhere in Middle America. I’ll be monitoring this one, although I don’t think I’ll be attending the “Ask Andrew Anything” party they’re having to clear all this up. With my luck, it’ll just be an empty room with a computer screen in the middle that reads, “OMG, AWK IS DEAD, PASS IT ON!!!”
UPDATE: Yesterday, Andrew WK posted a lengthy diatribe on his website stating that the AWK conspiracy theory is “simply not true” and a “gross exaggeration” of typical showbiz practices. He didn’t help his case by going on to make vague (and vaguely cultish) statements like “no one tells me what to do, except me and the people who believe in me” and “YOU ARE NOT HURTING US AND YOU ARE NOT STOPPING THIS” (paging Squeaky Fromme!).
There’s also the super creepy video Andrew posted on YouTube today (recorded, I believe, on an oatmeal camera from 1854):
That’s all fine and dandy until you watch THIS video where Andrew admits to a London audience that AWK was created by committee and that other people have played him. OH SNAP, PLOT TWIST.
If I’m putting the sequence of events together correctly, the RockFeedback video was recorded and posted to the Internet last month. Shortly after going viral via Daily Swarm, Andrew WK remarked on Twitter that he was “forced to say” everything he said at Madame Jojo’s in London that night and asked his friends to stand with him. That sounds like some wild Kennedy intrigue junk right there.
Whoever Andrew WK is, it must suck to be him right now.