Willy’s Chocolate Fail in Glasgow

AI generated advertisement used by House of Illuminati.
AI generated advertisement used by House of Illuminati.

After the release of the “Wonka” movie, starring Timothee Chalamet, the House of Illuminati hosted an event they called Willy’s Chocolate Experience in Glasgow Scotland. This event was not officially affiliated with the “Wonka” movie. House of Illuminati advertised an ‘immersive experience’ for kids through AI generated flyers. 

The flyers AI generated for the event “[…]Had mixed up letters and incoherent sentences.” Vincent Wild, sophomore at State high, said. 

The expectations of a magical chocolate experience were crushed when parents and children arrived at the event. The event was held in a warehouse with poorly printed tapestries and a few plastic decorations. The cops were later called to the event by disappointed parents. “[…]These poor children only got one jelly bean and one quarter of a cup of lemonade,” Olivia Jackson said, a sophomore at state high school. Jackson stated that the whole thing was really sad, but also laughable.

“[…]So many people fell for it even though it was very clearly fake.” Wild says. The AI generated oddities in the advertising should’ve raised some red flags for parents according to Wild. 

But Freshman Brooke Roldan disagreed.

“[…]If the flyers look cool you’re not gonna be like, reading into it, I wouldn’t,” Roldan said. 

The event had actors playing as, not Willy Wonka, but Willy McDuff, one singular Oompa Loompa, and a strange new character called, ‘The Unknown.’ In an interview with The Wired, the actor who played McDuff, Paul Connell states that the scripts were, “[…]All AI-generated gibberish.”

Connell said in the same interview that “The Unknown is an evil chocolate maker who lives in the walls.” Jackson also stated, “[…]If I was a little kid and I saw a scary cloaked man behind a mirror, I would actually start crying.” And little kids did, videos have surfaced of children crying at the sight of this unexpected character.

The usage of AI is not meant for everything, and as Jackson stated, gone too far. “[…]Trying to use it for human events is not okay.”

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