Earlier today we published an article about a new company called ‘Fame Daddy’ that claimed to have sperm samples from celebrity A-listers like Oscar winners, star athletes and rock stars which they were marketing to women who wanted babies with celebrity genes.
Now the news has emerged that it is all just one big hoax!!
Whilst I was writing the article, it admittedly felt a little bit odd and I did think to myself that it really didn’t sound like something that any celebrity would go for.
However I write about a lot of unusual things on here that are very real, so I banished my doubts and got on with it. In my defense it was the morning and I am never at my sharpest then.
We weren’t the only ones that were tricked either, several other media outlets fell for the ‘Fame Daddy’ story and reported on it, but it seems that the first ones to fall foul was British daytime television show This Morning which airs on the ITV network.
On Tuesday, the ITV show featured an interview with Dan Richards who claimed to be the chief operating officer of Fame Daddy. Today sources from inside the television station have admitted that the man was in fact an “actor working for a TV production company.”
ITV have since launched an investigation into the matter and have issued a statement apologizing to viewers who were “deliberately misled” by the hoax.
An ITV spokeswoman said:
“We obviously always make every effort to ensure the legitimacy of all the many stories which we feature on This Morning, as well as the authenticity of all guests. We carry out a range of checks, which in this case included verifying that this company was legally registered, and we did the interview in good faith.”
She added that whoever was behind the hoax went to “great lengths” to deceive program organizers and the shows audience.
So far we still don’t know who the people behind the Fame Daddy hoax are or why they pulled this stunt, but it sure as hell will be interesting when we do find out!!
Ah, I like a good hoax, so fair play to them!