The drama started when plastic surgeon Dr Benjamin Caughlin, often known as @manyfacesofchicago on social media, shared a viral video alluding to a “cancelled” celeb that he had carried out surgical procedure on. “Me after creating the best jawline ever seen only for my affected person to get cancelled proper after,” Caughlin wrote over the clip, which confirmed him skipping down the corridor of a health care provider’s workplace.
He added within the video description: “He shall not be named… #cancelled #jawlinecheck #comic #standup #celeb”.
Because it was posted earlier this week, the video has gone viral with 16.4m views on TikTok. The plastic surgeon then reposted the clip to Instagram, the place it caught the eye of none aside from Rife.
Many customers within the feedback part shared their guesses as to who the unnamed celeb could possibly be, with a majority of individuals claiming it was Rife. Nevertheless, the 28-year-old comic took to the feedback part to clear issues up. “Mendacity about medical historical past is illegitimate, simply FYI,” he wrote beneath Caughlin’s Instagram submit.
The Ohio native has repeatedly shut down hypothesis that his jawline and cheekbones are the results of cosmetic surgery, claiming that his seems are merely on account of late puberty. Throughout an look on the Cancelled with Tana Mongeau podcast in June, Rife was questioned whether or not he’s undergone beauty procedures.
“Not a single f***ing factor,” he advised host Tana Mongeau. “I simply saved getting older I suppose, it’s so humorous. The one factor I’ve had achieved is my tooth – I obtained veneers, clearly, as a result of my tooth have been f***ed after I was a child.”
In keeping with Rife, plastic surgeons have typically wrongfully assumed that he’s had work achieved. “I’ve had individuals who declare to be plastic surgeons that’ll be like: ‘He’s had this…’ and I’m like, cool, you’re not solely mendacity however you’re unsuitable at your job,” he continued.
“Folks’s primary on-line insult is: ‘Properly, a minimum of I don’t have cosmetic surgery.’ Cool, neither do I,” Rife added, emphasising that the one medical skilled he credit along with his look is “physician G-O-D”.
Most lately, the comic has been beneath scrutiny following the discharge of his Netflix particular, Pure Choice. Earlier than scoring his personal Netflix particular, Rife gained huge reputation on social media along with his viral crowd work interplay movies. Nevertheless, his streaming platform debut turned embroiled in controversy when he started with a joke about home violence. The joke got here as a shock to lots of Rife’s followers, contemplating girls make up a big portion of his on-line viewers.
Forward of its launch, Rife admitted that he’s been “ridiculed on-line” for having a “feminine fan base,” telling Selection: “I don’t pander my profession to girls. I might argue this particular is far more for guys.” When requested whether or not he’s anxious about offending audiences along with his darker materials, Rife replied: “You don’t know what different persons are into and that’s why it’s a must to go on the market and do your comedy and simply lay all of it on the market, vulnerably, to search out your viewers.
“The way in which I take a look at it’s, as a comic every part comes right down to intent,” he added. “I do know for me, every part that leaves my mouth on stage is solely with the intention of constructing individuals chortle. It’s by no means any deeper, by no means any extra or by no means any lower than that.”
Following the controversy, Rife took to his Instagram Story to share what seemed to be an apology. He directed individuals who might have been “offended by a joke I advised” to his “official apology” that was labelled: “Faucet to unravel your difficulty”.
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The Impartial has contacted Rife and Caughlin for remark.