Skip to comments.Controversial Kidney Show Is A Hoax
Posted on 06/01/2007 5:03:13 PM PDT by CAWats
A controversial Dutch reality TV show featuring a contest to win a kidney was a hoax, producers Endemol have admitted.
The Big Donor Show was supposed to have featured a terminally-ill woman choosing a recipient for her kidneys.
However, at the last minute the programme's producers, who also make Big Brother, revealed on air that the woman starring on the reality show was a healthy actress.
But the contestants trying to win the kidneys are genuine and are still in need of organs.
All knew the programme was a hoax before they agreed to participate.
Programme makers Endemol said their show was intended to focus on the shortage of donor organs in the Netherlands.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
And they call this a “REALITY” show?
No one will spend any time in the slammer, but you can’t use Free WiFi from coffoe shops without the fear of arrest.
I read a book on publicity stunts (I believe from the 1980s). After numerous such hoaxes in the 1920s (including false reports of “missing lead actress” stories to hype an upcoming theater opening...) the practice was criminalized.