Jenny Quits Job by Whiteboard a Big Fat Hoax

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If you spent even a few hours this week on the Internet, you probably couldn’t help hearing about “Jenny”, the girl who quit her job by whiteboard, meaning that she took a series of 33 pictures, each of herself holding up a dry erase board with a different message written on the whiteboard in each picture, which she then emailed to all of her co-workers. The gist of the messages on the whiteboard was that she was quitting after hearing her insufferable boss call her a HPOA (for “hot piece of *ss”, although he was so lame he said “HOPA”). She also outed him for spending far too many work hours each week playing Farmville on Facebook.

Instantly, Jenny became the hero, and lust object, of people around the world. What guts! What creativity!


What bollucks!…because it turns out that “Girl quits her job on dry erase board, emails entire office” was a big fat hoax. In fact her name isn’t even Jenny, it’s Elyse Porterfield, and she’s an actress from LA.

That said, it seems that nobody – and we mean nobody – is upset over being had by this comely young lady, and the outfit behind the hoax, TheChive.com.

Gloats The Chive, “We couldn’t have pulled this one off without the help of this adorable young woman. You’ll see in the coming days she’s as smart as she is sexy.”

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In a follow up series of a white-board-bearing Elyse Porterfield, she reveals the hoax, and that this hoax has been brought to you by The Chive, “the very same people who brought you the Trump Tip hoax, and the Teen Texting Disaster hoax.”

Can you see it?

“Daddy, what is your job?”

 

“Well, son, I run hoaxes, and make complete fools of people, and laugh at them.”

Nice work, if you can get it.

That said, again, nobody seems to be upset by having been had by the hoax.

In fact, the comments on Elyse Porterfield’s Facebook page are mostly “congratulation” and “go get ’em” comments from colleagues.

So, it appears that the way to get ahead in Hollywood these days is no longer sleeping with the producer, but pulling one over on the public at large, although we expect that this hoax will work slightly better for Ms. Porterfield and The Chive than did the Balloon Boy hoax for the publicity-grubbing Heenes.

You can look at the original hoax photos here.

And you can see the culpaless mea culpa here.

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One thought on “Jenny Quits Job by Whiteboard a Big Fat Hoax

  1. It’s not the first time that the media has been manipulated. I suspect that it happens more often than not. Overall, I think this was one great idea. Someone I know created a hoax a number of years ago. The result was over a million page views and roughly $100,000 worth of free publicity. I wouldn’t mind a piece of that myself.

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