An impersonator fooled a whole load of Joel Osteen fans at one of his events.
The televangelist was appearing at an Evangelical event that was being held in his name, with thousands of fans.
But a pesky comedian decided to see just how many of Osteen’s fans could tell him apart from the real thing.
Having the advantage of already looking suspiciously like the tv preacher, Klimkowski decided to see if his fans could tell the difference.
The irony of this situation comes from the throngs of fans who are all there for one reason – because they all choose to believe in Osteen’s specific brand of religion. Does presenting them with a half version of the truth and seeing them eat it up perhaps tell you something about the nature of these people, that they are all desperate to believe what they see in front of them, despite how far away from the truth it actually is.
A commenter on the YouTube video ironically noted how this was “a fraud imitating a conman.”
Television Evangelists are famous for their game-show appearance. A little too much confidence, and sharp suit and a dazzling smile. It’s almost as if they’re trying to sell you something.
Televangelists are so popular due to their polished image and it is this that they rely on, Klimkowski has cleverly highlighted just how having the same kind of hairstyle and suit means you get lifted up onto a pedestal by these people so desperate to believe in the power of the tv preacher.
Perhaps one the reasons why people found it so hard to spot their hero is that they didn’t stop to ask him his views on same-sex marriages.