This morning, Vice published an extensive investigation analyzing the rumors that future worm-rider Timothée Chalamet had a earlier life as an Xbox 360 controller modder. The investigation contains contributions from Aric Toller, a lead researcher and coach at Bellingcat, a journalism outfit repeatedly identified for investigating conflict crimes.
The collaboration between the 2 famous journalism outfits is in depth. Vice reporters Matthew Gault and Emanuel Maiberg labored with Toller to look at pictures of Chamalet’s fingers, and particularly a scar on his left ring finger, and evaluate them to screenshots of the fingers of nameless Youtuber ModdedController 360. In addition they fastidiously examined pictures of a younger Chamalet’s bed room that the actor had previously posted to Instagram and in contrast these pictures to footage from the Youtube channel.
“Ya, looks like it’s him,” Toller instructed Vice.
A indisputable fact that seemingly would have been confirmed had Vice adopted Youtuber Nate Hill, who interviewed Chalamet and Zendaya final week for Dune. There Chalamet instantly laid the rumors to relaxation. “I really had a YouTube channel folks discovered. It’s youtube.com/moddedcontroller360.”
He instructed Hill he made roughly $30 modding controllers for pals.