Web hoaxer Stephen Roseman posted a picture of a dog with a piece of ham on its face on Facebook, and counting on the power of suggestion, managed to horrify a lot of dog lovers while garnishing internet “prayers.” Here’s what he wrote along with the photo above…
This poor dog was badly burned and disfigured trying to save his family from a house fire
One like = one prayer One share = ten prayers
Lots of people liked and shared; I was previously unaware of the growing practice of equating “likes” on Facebook with prayers. Others, not so susceptible, and not so tender-hearted, perhaps, realized that the dog was a ham, and mocked everyone who fell for the scam. The hoax also set up religious Facebook users to be mocked by the likes of the Huffington Post and Ann Althouse, because equating Facebook likes and sharing with praying is so much more ridiculous than, say, Buddhist prayer wheels (one spin = thousands of prayers ), or, for that matter, folding your hands, closing your eyes, and moving your lips.
Once his hoax was discovered, Roseman posted the following admission on his Facebook page:
People, people this isn’t even my dog, I found this picture on fascistbook, stole it, and decided to use it in a prank to fool these religitards
So I did, and low and behold idiots left and right fall for it, and those that didn’t, seem to think they have a superior intelligence or something, for pointing out the obvious
Keep in mind, I never told a single soul to like this, that is their choice, I don’t give a f*ck either way.
What an asshole.
- This jerk feels superior to people who believe in God, and thinks it’s fair and civil to insult them as “religitards”? Roseman shouldn’t feel superior to a sea slug.
- It’s ironic to use an illiterate “low and behold” right before calling others ‘idiots.”
- Why this creep thinks not telling people to “like” his fake post (he’s equivocating: what he wrote is obviously an encouragement to “like” it) in any way mitigates the despicable aspects of posting a fake photo and story while using the idea of a horribly injured animal as the basis for a joke, aimed at making people of faith feel foolish.
His confession is the manifesto of a fick. No need to try to shame him further, for he is shameless. Just consider the kind of individual who would write something like that.