Actually, this isn't even so much of a rumor as it is a matter of fact, but it's certainly not as well known as it should be thanks to those tall Israelis over at MTV always trying to hide information from a brother. Next thing you know, we'll be finding out that he commited some sort of date rape that they attempted to cover up by sending him on an out of nowhere trip to Cancun, which I'm sure is just like sending a kiddie rapist to Thailand or some shit.
But anyway, I was watching this crap the other day, and while I did notice that some of the "humor" seemed, not smart per se but smart for a 12-year-old boy, or however old he's supposed to appear to be, it never really occurred to me to suspect that he might actually be an adult just pretending to be a 12-year-old boy. Sure enough, it turns out he's one of these guys who's got some sort of growth disorder that makes him look like a little kid despite the fact that he's actually a 27-year-old man.
I noticed that in the press leading up to this Sunday's premier of his awful new program, he skillfully avoids (having no doubt been trained by his owners at MTV) mentioning how old he is other than to say, in the USA Today for example, that he's somewhere between the ages of 10 and 30, but I found an older article, from back when he was first beginning to gain notoriety for his "The Superbowl Is Gay" video, that goes into a lot more detail as far as this kid's actual story is concerned.
ALSO: I've mentioned this before, but this really is the greatest and best piece of Journalism in the history of the form. I'll be upset if both individuals involved don't receive the Pulitzer. [via Foz's House of the Awesome]