Fake revenge video fools us all

Fake revenge video fools us all

For those who still think it's real - it's not. As it turns out, the video that was considered as a message from a jilted husband to his supposed ex wife is nothing but a marketing campaign by a German legal information company.

For those who still think it’s real – it’s not. As it turns out,  the video that was considered as a message from a jilted husband to his supposed ex wife is nothing but a marketing campaign by a German legal information company.

The video instantly became a hit; media all around the world simultaneously lapped it up as a perfect revenge plan.

Simply called for laura” has been viewed more that six million times and shows newly-divorced man Martin sawing all his material goods in half.  During the clip we can see a message translating as: “Thank you for 12 ‘beautiful’ years Laura !!!!! You’ve really earned half, greetings to my successor.”

Once all the sawing is done, Martin puts 16 sliced items up on eBay.

The Deutsche Anwaltauskunft, which is an information portal for the German Bar Association, admitted on their website that both the husband and his story were fakes. The lawyer’s group posted: “The idea behind it was to humorously point to a problem that is not only relevant in Germany: Too few married couples take precautions for the case of a possible separation – for example with a marriage contract. The event of divorce then often ends in bitter fights under which not only cars and furniture suffer but especially the effected couples and their children.”

Swen Walentowski, press spokesman of German Bar Association also said: “We are very pleased and would have never expected that our message could reach millions of people worldwide in such a short period of time. No one here expected the numerous interview requests about the fake story and fake divorced husband Martin G. from all parts of the world.”

All the items do actually exist and can be bought on eBay; German Bar Association will donate the profits to charity.

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