May 12, 2015

TV Channel pranks young girl by telling her she'll be reunited with her mother on Mother's Day – gives her man in drag instead

Rebel Staff

A TV channel in Cambodia has apologized after it's Mother's Day prank when horribly wrong. 

13-year-old Autumn Allen moved to Cambodia with her father when she was 6. She was told by the station she was about to meet her estranged mother.

On the show Penh Chet Ort, Allen told the show's presenter that her “dream to meet her mother would come true.

However, instead of meeting with her mother, who according to Channel 4, she had not seen in more than a decade, she was introduced to a crossdresser.

To Allen's credit, she appeared to keep it together despite the cruel joke.

After social media backlash, the station issued an apology.

 What do you think? Did the show cross the line?

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commented 2015-05-20 10:51:56 -0400
@ Fraser McBurney…my prayer too…these RESPONSES restore one’s hope in humanity…but we can see the madness and sociopathy of the media’s LUST to grab ATTENTION, at any cost, in this production…and weep. Anything for a show? God forbid. Just think and know that SOMEONE THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA! They need psychotherapy or something stronger…like assault charges. This was not less than a punch in the gut…no wonder all we talk about these days is abuse!
commented 2015-05-13 00:40:31 -0400
I can’t watch this kind of show. It’s heartless. Why would anyone dream this cruelty up?
commented 2015-05-12 22:51:15 -0400
They should be made to follow through with the real deal if it possible. What a bunch of heartless Idiots.
commented 2015-05-12 18:57:59 -0400
For anybody (television show, personal acquaintance, co-worker, whoever) to judge whether some “prank” would “cross the line” or not, the person delivering the “prank” should ask him/herself this question: Would I want somebody doing this to me? If the answer is “no”, then the prank crosses the line. Somebody at the tv station didn’t think that far ahead.
commented 2015-05-12 17:52:29 -0400
A prank? Heartless and cruel is more like it. What a bunch of assholes.
commented 2015-05-12 16:26:21 -0400
Evidence that society is going downhill? Just check out what passes for news and entertainment that the masses obediently lap up.
commented 2015-05-12 15:56:39 -0400
What a strong young lady, you can see the pain and disappointment in her eyes. Anyone who has experienced the estrangement of a loved one can know. Be brave young lass this has gone viral and your mom will find you we pray.
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