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Is Burger King Ripping Off Comedian Billy Eichner's Act?

The Billy on the Street star took to Twitter on Sunday to call out the fast-food chain for its new commercials.

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Funny or Die's Billy on the Street, which airs on Fuse TV, features comedian Billy Eichner catching New Yorkers unaware with questions about pop culture, sometimes with celebrity guests.

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With the show in its third season, Eichner's contagiously manic style earned him a spot at this year's Emmys, appearances on late-night talk shows, and an acting role on NBC's Parks and Rec.

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On Sunday, he vented on Twitter that Burger King had stolen his high-energy, man-on-the-street act for their commercial:

Hey @BurgerKing-thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!! Except its not as funny & everyone knows u stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.

billy eichner@billyeichnerFollow

Hey @BurgerKing-thanks for stealing my act for ur new commercial!! Except its not as funny & everyone knows u stole it. GET YOUR OWN IDEAS.

5:44 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Many of his fans agreed.

@BurgerKing Your ridiculous ripoff of @billyeichner's comedy has angered a truly dangerous crowd. FANS OF MERYL FUCKING STREEP! #HopeSprings

bethany guyer@bethanyfartsFollow

@BurgerKing Your ridiculous ripoff of @billyeichner's comedy has angered a truly dangerous crowd. FANS OF MERYL FUCKING STREEP! #HopeSprings

6:08 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BurgerKing First you buy Tim Hortons, then you steal from @billyeichner? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE?

Kyle Leathers@kleathersFollow

@BurgerKing First you buy Tim Hortons, then you steal from @billyeichner? HOW UN-AMERICAN CAN YOU BE?

6:10 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@BurgerKing drew barrymore would not like you stealing from @billyeichner so stop stealing his schtick! #BillyOntheStreet

Dori Medlin@dorkymedlinFollow

@BurgerKing drew barrymore would not like you stealing from @billyeichner so stop stealing his schtick! #BillyOntheStreet

6:11 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@BurgerKing FOR A DOLLAR WHO BLATANTLY STEALS FROM COMEDIANS SUCH AS @billyeichner AND TRIES TO PASS IT OFF AS CREATIVITY?!?

Spoopy Drew Jackman@skaterpnk13Follow

@BurgerKing FOR A DOLLAR WHO BLATANTLY STEALS FROM COMEDIANS SUCH AS @billyeichner AND TRIES TO PASS IT OFF AS CREATIVITY?!?

6:21 PM - 12 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

After all, even David Letterman couldn't resist trading a few screams with Eichner.

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So what's next for Burger King's street quiz commercials? The company didn't immediately respond to BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

But who knows? Twitter is a force.

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Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Claudia Koerner at claudia.koerner@buzzfeed.com.

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