Middle Finger Duel
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Middle Finger Duel refers to a viral video of two men raising their middle fingers, an obscene hand gesture of disrespect, several times in each other's direction. Following its popularity, the video's creator, FuckJerry creative director Guy Blelloch, admitted that he staged the video.
On December 4th, 2018, Guy Blelloch, using the Twitter  handle @apiecebyguy, tweeted the video with the caption, "The most intense fight I've ever seen." The tweet received more than 168,000 retweets, 475,000 likes and 17 million views in 24 hours (shown below).
The most intense fight I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/TCXXO98ijp
— Guy (@apiecebyguy) December 4, 2018
Some edited the video to include different visual and sound effects. For examples, Twitter user @DropToons added images and sounds of lasers in the video. The post received more than 780 retweets, 2,900 likes and 62,000 views in 24 hours (shown below).
Add lasers pic.twitter.com/QGDyZ8obAL
— Drop Toons (@DropToons) December 4, 2018
Following the spread of the video, Blelloch confirmed that the video had been staged. He said of the video, "I made it with my friends." Blelloch also clarified that the video was not made for his social media account and entertainment company FuckJerry.
Several media outlets covered the video including The Daily Beast, New York, The Daily Dot  and more.
 Twitter – @apiecebyguy's Tweet
 The Daily Beast – That Viral NYC Middle-Finger ‘Fight’ Video Was Staged, Creator Confirms
 The Cut – That Viral Middle-Finger Fight Video Was Fake, of Course
 The Daily Dot – No, these two men weren’t really having a silent fight with their middle fingers
 Twitter – @DropToons's Tweet
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