Montagu’s “official“ backstory was that they were an 18-year-old student from the UK studying Political Science. Politico reports that Montagu’s biography is also a fiction, citing “acquaintances online”, who believe that Montagu‘s ruse started life as “something to boast about” in Roblox. One acquaintance said that the social media accounts created to support the Montagu persona were “just for the memes” and that they didn’t expect it would go this far.
Montagu was reportedly part of a Roblox role-playing group simulating the US Government, but resigned from their virtual role as nUSA Secretary of State after disagreeing with the Roblox US President’s decision to start a conflict with the UK.
In other Roblox news, the game was the second most-watched game on YouTube in 2020, racking up over 75 Billion hours in total.
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