A man pretending to be South Korean pop star Psy has gate-crashed the Cannes Film Festival, partying with the stars and dancing on French TV.
The real singer of YouTube hit ‘Gangnam Style’ took to Twitter to expose the imposter after spotting a picture of him posing with Justin Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun.
Psy tweeted: “Seems like there’s another ME at Cannes... say hi to him #PSYinSINGAPORE.”
The fake Psy managed to blag his way into a series of VIP events at the glamorous festival and was lavished with gifts of free jewellery and champagne.
Stars, including American actor Adrien Brody and Skyfall actress Naomie Harris, flocked to meet the fake Psy — later revealed to be a 34-year-old look-a-like Frenchman called Denis Carre — and posted pictures on Twitter.
The prank echoes tricks which hit Manchester United, international cricket, Wimbledon’s tennis tournament, and the Irish soccer team.
Englishman Karl Power got into a Manchester United photo before a Champions League tie in 2001.
Irish football fan Conor Cunningham, from Ballincollig in Co Cork, took part in an audacious trick of his own in order to get into the first leg of the European Championship playoff against Estonia in Tallinn in Nov 2011. The ticket-less fan bluffed his way into the sold-out game by pretending to be part of Estonia’s backroom team, before taking a seat beside the home side’s boss, Tarmo Ruutli.
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