Some might say it doesn’t matter.
Others would say fake magic is entertaining.
Enthusiasts might claim their “real” magic deserves more attention.
At the end of the day, it’s the story we tell ourselves about the magic that matters most. Somewhere along the way, we get tricked no matter what. It just depends where and how we want to interpret the trickery.
Was it fair play by an impressive artist? Or was it blatant lying by an enterprising producer?
The story is the magic.