Monday, August 31, 2009
The video which hit the internet last week, was done by a German television station as an experiment. The experiment was too show how easy it was to spread rumors on the internet.
We sent out a press release before we did the video to alert everyone that it was fake, but once posted it spread really fast.
- Heike Schultz (spokeswoman for RTL.)
The video which showed Michael Jackson hopping out the back of the coroners van created a big stir on Thursday and was even shown on late night television.
Although some people hopelessly believed the hype, this was so obviously fake. Michael Jackson died at the age of 50 on June 25th.
Now that its out that the video was a fake, there are mixed reactions. Some people thought it was a cruel and insensitive joke while others thought it was a very good trick.
What's your reaction now that you know the Michael Jackson video is in fact a hoax.
Check out this video on how and why the German Tv Station made the hoax video.