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Pruane

Screenshot of Pruane's original account

Pierce Ruane (born: February 3, 1995 (1995-02-03) [age 24]), better known online as Pruane2forever, was a Canadian-American YouTuber, vlogger, and reviewer who was active from 2008-2016. His videos often focused on topical pop culture news and commonly featured reviews of recent movies and video games etc. Pruane also occasionally produced originally scripted videos on the channel, often released under the label "Sexman Films". Pruane was well known for being a victim of "e-bullying", due to his appearance and young age.

Pruane unexpectedly deleted his account in 2016, resulting in the deletion of all of his videos. He still maintains a personal Instagram account.

History

Pruane first joined YouTube in January 2008 as Pruane2. His first upload on the channel was the now-classic video "Screw you porn addicts". The video quickly gained popularity and criticism, which caused him to close down his account. However, on January 22, 2008, he created a new account now known as Pruane2forever and reuploaded his old videos. "Screw you porn adicts" gained over 2 million views before its original deletion. Pruane2forever gained much popularity on YouTube, even being featured on the front page multiple times.

On February 6, 2009, Pruane uploaded a video titled "50 Cent?", where he critically rips into the rapper and condemns him as a "media whore". YouTube featured the video on February 9, and it gained over 600,000 views in the matter of days. Over the course of the year, it accumulated over 1 million views.

On July 2, 2009, a follow-up to the video was released, titled "In NYC With 50 Cent", which featured Pruane meeting 50 Cent in New York City. It was featured on 50 Cent's website, and was also uploaded to the Pruane2forever channel (the YouTube version also included the prequel, "50 Cent?" in the same video). The video gained over 5 million views and was Pruane's most popular video.

Pruane deleted his account on April 19, 2016. Although most of his videos have been permanently lost, some have been re-uploaded by fans.

In the Media

Pruane was featured on G4TV's Attack of the Show, on their "Around The Net" segment about 9 times. His video "Screw you porn Addicts" was the first to be featured on the show. All the videos were uploaded to YouTube, but were taken down due to copyright infringement claims by G4 on July 12, 2009.

Pruane was also featured in an interview with 50 Cent on an episode of The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien that aired on November 18, 2009.

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