A huge thank you to Mike for letting me know that the "Say The Magic Word And You Win One Of My Kidneys" reality show from the Netherlands is actually a big hoax. Apparently, it was created to help reform the laws surrounding organ donations and to hopefully encourage more people to become organ donors.
Yeah, I fell for it. But doesn't it say something about the world we live in that I didn't even doubt the validity of the show for a second?
All of the people who were competing for the kidney are actual patients in need of a transplant, but the woman with the brain tumor who was going to give away her kidney is just an actress who was pretending to have a brain tumor. What a gig, huh? How is she going to list this on her resume? I imagine she'll write...
Woman Who Lied To The World About Being Terminally Ill And Had No Intention Of Actually Giving A Dying Person One Of Her Kidney's Like She Promised To Do On National Television
I'm sure that role is wedged in her credits somewhere between "Drunken Girl on Barstool" in the movie ROADHOUSE and "Drowning Woman in Unflattering Bikini" from episode 14 of the 3rd season of BAYWATCH.
I don't know if I would have taken the "Pretend You're Dying" gig. I mean, karma is a bitch. Doesn't she know the story of "The Boy Who Cried 'Wolf!'?"