Takedown request: Eliminated 'Masked Singer' monster is controversial YouTuber
Hosted by Nick Cannon, with guest host Niecy Nash and panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke, "The Masked Singer" is a top-secret singing competition in which celebrities face off against one another while shrouded from head to toe in elaborate costumes, concealing their identities. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who the singer is behind the mask. The singers may attempt to throw off the crowd, but keen observers might pick up on tiny clues buried throughout the show. Each week, a singer is eliminated -- and then reveals his or her true identity.
Apparently donning a safety-orange fun-fur cyclops costume was the controversial internet personality’s latest attempt to rehab his image, after coming under fire over the years for insensitively posting a video of a corpse in Japan’s “suicide forest,” participating in the Tide Pod challenge, removing a fish from his pond to “jokingly give it CPR,” tasering two dead rodents, and implying that homosexuality is a choice (among other transgressions).
The Grandpa Monster was the cutest character of this season, but when he was unmasked, he turned out to be not so cuddly after all.