Remember the Australian mother who sold her “bitchy” daughter’s One Direction tickets because the teenager lied about where she was and instead spent the night hanging out “like little trollops at an older guys HOUSE?”
No Jimmy Kimmel this time, but it appears this is a hoax just as well.
The Sydney Morning Herald, coincidentally acronym’d SMH, got an exclusive with Bek Piscioneri, the mother in question, who says the story isn’t really true. Piscioneri “now says she made up the character she wrote about, describing it as ‘a witty campaign’ to try and recover what she spent on the tickets,” SMH reported. Here’s the real reason behind the sale:
She decided to sell the tickets after she had a change of heart and did not want to expose her 10-year-old daughter to being caught up in an obsession for the band.
If you need a refresher, here’s Piscioneri’s original eBay description:
The craziest part? Tabloids threw tons of real money at her for the story. For this story. Man, One Direction is big bucks no Whammies:
Then there were the requests from CNN, Channel Ten, A Current Affair, Today Tonight and radio stations, all keen to learn her identity and tell her story.
She said the highest bid offered for her story was $25,000 from a foreign news program.
So what did we learn here? Not much, other than the lesson we learn daily: Don’t trust anything you read on the internets. Nothing.