Poker pro Joshua Arieh, fondly known as ‘Josh Arieh,’ is one of the few poker players who is very active on his social media accounts, especially Twitter. He regularly shares updates about his game, his whereabouts, and also his view (both critical and positive) about things vocally.
Recently he shared a similar post which includes a video. He spotted Christoph Vogelsang jogging in his own property and decided to take out his mobile phone and film it. He shared the video on his Twitter handle and wrote, “Spotted Christoph Vogelsang doing some sprints for his poker prep workout.”
Spotted Christoph Vogelsang doing some sprints for his poker prep workout pic.twitter.com/2PuZIQvXEd
— Joshua Arieh (@golferjosh) January 28, 2023
In the video, Vogelsang is seen running at a very slow pace. It looks like, through the video, Arieh tried to mock Vogelsang for his slow running. Apparently, Vogelsang is often known for tanking for longer durations at poker tables. Arieh took a video of his slow running to draw a similarity between him on and off the table. The post did not go well with some users as they criticised the four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner.
A couple of users even called him a bully.
— Ryan McAllister (@RyanMcal781) January 30, 2023
Make you proud to be a bully ? Do better. Dad to 2 awesome girls? Poor kids having a bully as a father… set the example!
— Mike (@Mike_B1984) January 29, 2023
Imagine filming someone working out, then trying to bully him for not doing it to your standards. Can’t imagine you do much of a good workout yourself. Get a grip, fucking loser.
— Chainman (@chainman1998) January 29, 2023
Among those who criticised Arieh was British television presenter and poker player Liv Boeree, who questioned Arieh if he had taken permission to upload the video.
you asked his permission before posting this, right?
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) January 29, 2023
can move faster than most fat slobs in this post.
shaming someone for trying is never ok.
go vogelsang! (L)
— Andy (@pintoelbajon) January 28, 2023
Several other users also called out Arieh for unethically filming Vogelsang and then even uploading it on social media without his consent.
filming this is really weird behaviour
— PLAY TROY PARROT 🦜 (@thfcKC) January 29, 2023
To be honest, I would be weirded out if someone secretly made a video of me minding my own business and posted it to Twitter for laughs.
— Dave Sanders (@DaisyTo32978738) January 29, 2023
$27m in live earnings while tanking but people can film you in private, or $10m and you get to be the creep filming him. Pick your poison.
— David (@planqy) January 29, 2023
Recording people without them knowing will always be cringe.
— Caveman (@caveman984) January 29, 2023
As against the criticisms, a lot of users even came forward to defend Arieh that he did not do anything wrong by filming Vogelsang or making that joke.
LMAO @ woke twitter. The guy is jogging, Josh is simply making a joke and not making fun of the unknown in the video in anyway. Woke twitter will always find ways to twist the most innocent things.
— Lee Bradbury (@LeeBBury) January 29, 2023
Anyone complaining about this tweet didn't spend any time in 2000s online poker chat, where you were told to die in a grease fire, had cancer wished upon your mother, or that you'll get your ass kicked next time you show up live.
This… is not bullying.
— Todd Witteles (@ToddWitteles) January 29, 2023
Several users simply joined the conversation and enjoyed the joke made by Arieh.
Sprints??? Mama isn’t even power walking and u callin that sprints? 🤣🤣
— Brandon (@hennyAndLoud) January 29, 2023
Man I hope he doesn’t play poker as fast as he runs.
— mike caldwell (@caldwellport) January 28, 2023
Sprints? If he considers that a sprint, no wonder it takes him so long to play a hand
— GenericPokerFan (@Allthemchips) January 28, 2023
He runs quicker than he plays
— seanyboi1337 (@seanyboi1337) January 29, 2023
Even tanks when running
— MH (@HollandATL) January 28, 2023
He using time bank for this sprints
— Eddie (@Iwuhkage) January 29, 2023
What do you think of Josh Arieh’s post? Was he pulled out for simply making a joke, or was he wrong in making that joke? Let us know in the comments below what’s your take on this.
Photo credit: WSOP
Amarylisa Gonsalves is a Content Writer at Gutshot Magazine. Advancing from a marketing background, she found her calling in writing. She takes delight in exploring genres and is a curious learner. Patient and ambivert, she believes in letting her work speak for itself. Apart from content writing, she finds solace in writing poetry by expressing herself through words. Additionally, she adores indulging in anything that satisfies her creative self, like drawing and DIY crafts.
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