During the original Weegee Fad, Fakegees were unofficial Weegees not approved by TheMarioBrother. Fakegees were typically associated with recoloring. They were deeply hated by the approved Weegees, and any Fakegee YouTube accounts were raided or hacked (such as Sueeguii). They were so hated that anti-Fakegee groups such as the Mahziis began to appear. After the Weegee Fad ended, Fakegees were no longer persecuted and people began making them once more. Technically, all Weegees made 2011-onward are Fakegees, since none of them were approved by TheMarioBrother.