Try Guys editor YB Chang comments on Ned Fulmer drama

Alexandra Ciufudean September 28, 2022
Try Guys editor YB Chang comments on Ned Fulmer drama

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Who is The Try Guys editor YB Chang and what did she say about the recent drama involving her co-workers? After the YouTube group announced on Tuesday evening it would no longer work with co-founder Ned Fulmer, a torrent of fan speculation and influencer reactions surfaced.

Fulmer, a comedian and co-creator of The Try Guys brand, admitted having had a relationship with a co-worker after a now-deleted video showed the two getting up close and personal at a New York club.

Amid the fallout, Fulmer and The Try Guys parted ways and a number of crew members have commented on the situation.

YB Chang vlogging in her car. Screenshot via Chang’s YouTube channel

Who is The Try Guys editor and Food Babies star YB Chang?

YB Chang is a USC graduate of film and TV production who now works in video editing and production across a number of projects. She’s best known for being The Try Guys’ senior video editor while she also has her own YouTube channel on which she publishes food challenges, candid vlogs with her fiancé and life updates.

YB also makes videos with Try Guys producer Alex Herring as one of the Food Babies, where they take on a variety of ludicrous food challenges. She used to work at BuzzFeed as an editor and producer and also appeared in a number of the media company’s videos.

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, YB had a passion for storytelling and fiction while growing up. In a video explaining her career path, she tells viewers she always thought she wanted to become a writer and spent all her free time making up – and later writing down – stories.

Wanting to encourage her daughter’s talent, YB’s parents sent her to study at an Oregon boarding school at the age of 12. YB was enrolled in English classes to fast-track her language skills and, by the time she reached high school, her parents had joined her to live in California.

While attending Palos Verdes High School, YB discovered video production – visual storytelling – and especially video editing. “For me, editing is literally like writing,” she explains in the video. “Editing is what creates a story.” In senior year, she decided to follow her passion for filmmaking and enrolled at USC Film School, where she focused on editing.

Her career is closely intertwined with her relationship to fiancé Herbert Biste, who also used to work at BuzzFeed and frequently appears in her videos and social media posts.

In a 2020 video, Herbert and YB told the story of how they met while eating pizza as part of YB’s segment on her YouTube channel, YB vs Food.

The couple are college sweethearts, who met while studying at USC. In December 2021 they got engaged. Their wedding date is set for 2023 and YB has already shared footage of the preparations with her 153,000 Instagram followers and almost 200K YouTube subscribers.

What did Food Babies star YB say about The Try Guys cheating drama?

On Tuesday, The Try Guys founders – Keith Habersberger, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang – announced they would stop working with co-creator and executive producer Ned Fulmer after he admitted to cheating on his wife, Ariel, with an unnamed co-worker. All four Try Guys also met while working at BuzzFeed.

Speculation erupted earlier this week when fans noticed Fulmer was missing from the group’s recent social media posts and had been edited out videos. It culminated with a now-deleted clip showing Fulmer and a co-worker kissing in a New York club.

A Twitter account dedicated to “exposing” Fulmer was set up to chronicle the most compelling bits of fan speculation, along with videos and “receipts” (proof) backing up the allegations.

After confused fans bombarded her social media with questions, YB published her take on things in an Instagram story.

“Hi everyone! I know things are crazy right now,” YB wrote, “but thank you all for your support. Let’s not try to comment on old photos either, I don’t want to have to go back and delete everything.”

YB reassured fans she would continue working with The Try Guys, focusing on “editing awesome videos” and working on her personal channel. She added: “I mean we just did a TV show!”

The Try Guys and Ned Fulmer release statements

Late on Tuesday night, The Try Guys confirmed on its social media they had cut ties with Fulmer. “As a result of a thorough internal review, we do not see a path forward together,” they wrote, thanking fans for their continued support.

In a statement, Fulmer wrote: “Family should have always been my priority, but I lost focus and had a consensual workplace relationship.”

The comedian apologized to his wife, Ariel, and to fans hurt by the situation. He wrote: “I’m sorry for any pain that my actions may have caused to the guys and the fans but most of all to Ariel. The only thing that matters right now is my marriage and my children, and that’s where I am going to focus my attention.”

Ariel Fulmer also responded on her Instagram, thanking fans for their support. Read her full statement below:

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Alexandra is Head of Entertainment at The Focus, managing a growing team of outstanding graduate and experienced writers. She has worked previously as an editor, writer and content specialist across web, video and social platforms and has a bachelor's in English Linguistics and a master's in Comparative Literature.