The Most Popular Magician in Spain is a Thief

Antonio Dias, also known as Mago Pop (literally, “Popular Magician”), is making a million dollars a month performing stolen material in Madrid.

For years, Spanish magicians have been calling him out on his constant use of “compinches” (paid actors who pretend to be innocent members of the audience) as well as his reliance on computer graphics to accomplish his tricks. For example, the “sleight of hand” portion of his theater show is pre-taped and includes digital effects!

Not only is Mago Pop too lazy to perform actual tricks for real audience members, he is also too talentless to develop his own material. Take a look at the evidence below:

ORIGINAL: Copperfield “flying” effect with rotating double hoop.
MAGO POP RIPOFF ARTIST
ORIGINAL: Copperfield “flying” effect inside a clear box.
MAGO POP RIPOFF VERSION
ORIGINAL: Copperfield “shadow box” effect with asymmetrical design.
MAGO POP RIPOFF VERSION
ORIGINAL: Copperfield “shadow box” effect with appearing motorcycle.
MAGO POP RIPOFF VERSION
ORIGINAL: Cyril Takayama pulls a burger from a printed sign.
MAGO POP IS A THIEF!
ORIGINAL: Matt Franco teleports from a ferris wheel with a borrowed scarf. LINK TO VIDEO!
RIP OFF: Mago Pop teleports from a ferris wheel with post-production effects and stooges. LINK TO VIDEO!