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

(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.

Meet his girlfriend.
Meet his girlfriend.   (http://teoing.tumblr.com)
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o (5) reacts after Notre Dame defeated Michigan, 13-6, on Sept. 22, 2012, in South Bend, Ind.
Notre Dame's Manti Te'o (5) reacts after Notre Dame defeated Michigan, 13-6, on Sept. 22, 2012, in South Bend, Ind.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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