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Te’oing Goes Viral

Posted by Kitch on January 18, 2013

The internet is a pretty hilarious! It takes one pretty embarrassing story and makes it an overnight internet trend. So what is it this time? It’s Notre Dame college football star Manti Te’o and his supposedly “dead” girlfriend that apparently doesn’t exist. The story is pretty simple, Manti met Lennay Kekua online and just like a regular online dating story, they fell in love. Kekua, during the course of their relationship has told the footballer that she has leukemia. He told reporters that he phoned her every night in her hospital bed and prayed that she return to health but Kekua passed away on September 11, the same day his grandmother died. People fell in love with the grieving football player and rooted for him. – BUT THIS WAS ALL A BIG LIE. A hoax that was so far fetched, people can’t help but think if Te’o himself was in on it too.

So the internet did what it clearly does best- poke fun of it all.” Te’oing” is now gone viral. It is a term coined by some smart-ass person on the internet where a person would take photos of themselves with their arm around an imaginary girlfriend. There are now thousands of these photos online. The hilarity of it all is amazing!

 

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