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Africa thinks Mike Tyson has had a sex-change (extreme female rape empathy)

by | 20th, December 2012

FOREIGN press outlets are getting confused with Western satire. The Onion’s obvious spoof piece which said that Kim Jong Un had been voted sexiest man of 2012 was reported as fact in China.

And now, online outlets in Africa have falsely reported that Mike Tyson has had a sex change after they read and believed a daft piece by NewsBiscuit.

The report said that the boxer would now be known as Michelle and was feeling fine after undergoing a 16-hour operation, turning him from a tiny, stocky man into a… well… tiny, stocky woman.

Zimbabwe’s Standard on Sunday published it and it was also picked up by the SpyGhana news website on Tuesday. Gleefully, UK site NewsBiscuit stated that their site kept crashing because of the influx of hits from Africa.

John O’Farrell from NewsBiscuit explained: “We’ve had half as many visitors from Africa in the last few days as we’d expect generally in a whole month.”

He went on to say that the story had been viewed more than 50,000 times in the last few days, which is around 20 times more than usual levels of traffic.

Anyhow, got for it Mike. You are no longer the man who was sent down for rape…



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