Did The 'Sonic' Voice Actors Ryan Drummond And Emi Jones Get Freaky? The Rumor Explained
The Sonic the Hedgehog fandom is undoubtedly a devoted one, so when they learned this week that two of their voice actors, Ryan Drummond and Emi Jones (also known as Emily Jones), might have gotten intimate. Twitter users couldn't believe it, especially the alleged detail that Drummond might have "used the voice." Sonic and Tails might have actually been lovers this whole time.
As of right now, the speculation is just that: speculation. It's only a rumor. However, the rumor is a viral one, proving to be both believable and hilarious. There is evidence that supports the claim, but it's unconfirmed. Let's explain.
Who Are Ryan Drummond And Emi Jones?
First of all, Ryan Drummond is the original, English voice actor of Sonic the Hedgehog which is objectively a pretty crazy accomplishment. He was born in Ohio and, later in life, he got the Sonic gig in 1998, continuing his career into the 2000s across multiple games like Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Heroes, Sonic Shuffle, Sonic Battle and Sonic Advance 3.
Emi Jones, on the other hand, is a more recent addition to the Sonic voice-acting lore. She got her start in 2009 when she was cast as "additional voices" in the Sonic Stop Motion Adventures TV show. In 2020, she was cast as Tails in the fan-made TV series Sonic and Tails R.
Did Ryan Drummond And Emi Jones Do It?
This is where things get a little tricky. The duo's rumor dates back to 2020, around the time that the Sonic and Tails R show was coming out. A Twitter user posted multiple screenshots that were allegedly from Emi Jones's private Twitter account called @tailsprowergirl. The tweet and the thread that it started have since been deleted but many of its original screenshots are still circulating today.
Discourse about the private account and its tweets kind of fizzled out by the end of 2020 due to many not finding the account called @tailsprowergirl anywhere on Twitter. It either never existed or was deleted.
Many stopped believing the rumor until two years later in February 2023 when a Twitter user levied problematic allegations against another Sonic voice actor, Doryan Nelson. The long-form Google doc that they linked also included alleged messages with Emi Jones related to the matter, and in them, a different Twitter user isolated two clues that he thought proved that the 2020 @tailsprowergirl screenshots were authentic:
One: An alleged, verbal statement from Emi Jones present in the Google doc purported that she was in a secret relationship with a "public figure." The "figure" could have likely been Drummond.
Two: Emi Jones was allegedly known for shipping Sontails (Sonic X Tails) in the past and had purportedly commissioned Rule 34 art about the imagined scenario/fantasy in the past. This acted as validation for some that she would go through with participating in a real-life Sontails moment.
So, Did The Sonic And Tails Voice Actors Actually Do It?
Honestly, we can't be sure just yet. As stated, the Sonic the Hedgehog fandom is pretty devoted, so now that they have a strong foothold in the speculation, more information might surface soon. Until then, the broader online community will just have to wait and make memes about it like it did happen.
ryan drummond in the bedroom: pic.twitter.com/IR1Gh2vrTV
— 𝗥 𝗼 𝗸 𝗮 𝗻 🐭 Mouse VTuber (@RokanVoid) February 14, 2023
For the full history of the Ryan Drummond and Emi Jones Rumors, be sure to check out our entry on the meme here for even more information.
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