[size=]Mom’s Homophobic Response To Gay Dads’ Birthday Invite Was A Radio Show Hoax[/size]
The alleged homophobic note sent by a mother in response to a birthday invite from two gay dads was apparently all just a hoax concocted by a local New York radio station.
Earlier this week, the story of two gay dads from Baldwin, N.Y., went viral after Long Island’s K-98.3 publicized a supposedly bigoted note from the mother of a boy invited to their daughter’s birthday party. The note read: “Tommy will NOT attend. I do not believe in what you do and will not subject my innocent son to your ‘lifestyle.’ I’m sorry Sophia has to grow up this way. If you have an issue or need to speak to me: [number erased].”
The note was posted to the station’s Facebook page Wednesday. Readers expressed their disgust and offered support to the same-sex parents. It was shared across the Internet and covered by the media.
Now, the entire incident has been revealed as a hoax drummed up by K-98.3’s Steve Harper and his “Morning Show” co-host, Leeana. The two posted an apology note on the station’s website Friday.
“This story was, in fact, totally fictitious, and created by the two of us. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership,” they wrote. “We were attempting to spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic, but we made a mistake by misleading our listeners into thinking that this specific situation actually existed.”
Gee, what a surprise.
Of course, the story has entered the collective consciousness and the retraction never reaches as many people as the original story.