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Billy Eichner Slams Ross Mathews For Copying ‘Billy On The Street’ For New Ad

Eichner calls Mathews' latest ad stolen, shameless and pathetic in a heated Twitter exchange.

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Billy Eichner was not happy after seeing a new CapitalOne commercial starring Ross Mathews, slamming the ad for “stealing” the idea from his show “Billy On The Street.”

“I usually ignore but this one is SHAMELESS and PATHETIC. (And not funny),” he wrote Friday night on Twitter. “Don’t steal from my f—ing show. This is stolen intellectual property. F— YOU.”

The commercial shows Mathews playing a trivia game with two people about the company’s credit card options, similarly to what Eichner does on his truTV show.

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Mathews didn’t stay quiet after being called out and quickly responded: “Are you serious? I’ve been doing man on the street interviews since 2001. I’ve never even seen your stuff. Bless your heart.”

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He continued by tweeting, “Billy Eichner accuses me of stealing man on the street segments from him, but I started doing it on TV 15 years ago. Do the math.” He also informed his followers that he Googled some of Eichner’s material, which he thought was funny. 

Eichner was now in the spotlight and continued the back-and-forth by calling the host “Ross the intern.”

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Finally, the quarrel came to its end when Mathews shut everything down and tweeted that they should build each other up, instead of tearing one another down. But not before calling him a d**k. 

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