And Now: 'Te'oing' Memes
Hoax has fake girlfriends popping up online
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2013 12:35 PM CST
Updated Jan 17, 2013 12:47 PM CST
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(Newser) – The crazy hoax involving the nonexistent girlfriend of Notre Dame star Manti Te'o now gets the ultimate modern tribute—its own meme. As in, guys posting photos of themselves with an arm wrapped around ... nothing, reports E! Online. You can see the fast-growing Tumblr here. Te'o, meanwhile, maintains he was a victim, not a perpetrator. Click to read about how sportswriters were duped.

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Jan 17, 2013 5:32 PM CST
I'm still trying to figure out why this idiot's story is front page news.
Jan 17, 2013 3:29 PM CST
it would have been much less 'embarrassing' for him to have just come out of the closet rather than thinking that he had to invent a sick, dying girlfriend. nobody should have to lie about their life.