UPDATE: Bruce Willis Now Denies Selling Rights To His Likeness To Russian Deep Fake Company


Last week, it was widely reported that Willis, in the first deal of its kind, had sold his face to a deepfake company called Deepcake.

However, a spokesperson for the actor told the BBC that he had "no partnership or agreement" with the company.

And a representative of Deepcake said only Willis had the rights to his face.

Willis announced his retirement from acting in March after being diagnosed with aphasia, a disorder that affects speech.

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If you are wondering wtf is going on with this article, Hubbs broke this little sitch down last week when it first came out. You can read that blog here.

The TL/DR is this: Bruce Willis had to retire from acting due to a neurodegenerative disease he's acquired. News then broke that he sold the rights to his likeness to a Russian deep fake company who can make movies he can "star" in, aka not even be present for because they'd just be using a "deep fake" of him.

Yes, Hubbs was correct. All of this AI shit is horrifying. Here's an explanation of what deep fakes are if you've been living under a rock the last few years:



I don't really listen to Rogan as much anymore because I was sick of all the vaccine shit and wanted to get back to aliens and comedians, but I SPRINTED to listen to his Mark Zuckerberg interview on the JRE because I needed to hear what that creep had in store for humans in the coming years. It was, as you can imagine, a lot:



Basically wants people to be able to be in two places at once. Yes, you heard that correctly. He wants to take Zoom, inject it with the strongest horse steroids in the world, and to put you in two places at once via some super scientific shit that I cannot even begin to wrap my brain around. 

No thank you to all of this. I think I speak for almost EVERYBODY when I say let's nip this whole AI/deep fake shit in the bud now. Keep everything where it's at. We can get our AI/deep fake fixes in in the next Roland Emmerich film. I don't need to be on my couch and my friend's couch at the same time. I'm on my couch because I am avoiding my said friend, and that's because my friends are all assholes and I hate them. 

Same goes for Bruce Willis - nobody wants to see him in movies once he kicks the bucket. It's just too weird. Same goes for any celebrity ever. I'll give them the blatantly fake holograms like the one of Tupac.




That's all you get. Not incredibly creepy, incredibly real deep fakes. We gotta draw the line somewhere.