Viral Video: Georgia Tech speech was not original

Posted at 5:51 AM, Aug 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-23 08:08:07-04

You know that “Epic Welcome Speech” at Georgia Tech that went viral online earlier this week? Well, turns out it’s a rip-off. According to Gawker, the Georgia Tech Convocation speech was “lifted almost wholesale” from a speech given by a member of the Arizona State University debate team back in 2008. Fast-forward to 8:40 in the video above to see the Andy Stone’s original speech.

According to Gawker, the Georgia Tech speaker had asked for permission from Stone before giving his welcome speech.

Watch the video above, then re-watch the Georgia Tech speech below.