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This week in karma, a bunch of people started celebrating when the son of Robert Mugabe – long-term Zimbabwean dictator and notorious despiser of gays – announced that he was coming out. According to the esteemed WordPress blog Lifestyle Tabloids, Chipape Mugabe merrily revealed his sexuality on the popular British radio show that I’m sure you’re all familiar with, Good Morning UK.
“My father is probably still very shocked, therefore I’m giving him space to allow all these news to sink in, more so, to get him used to the idea of having a gay son. I sincerely hope my revelation will allow people to stop and think; what if my own child is gay?” chirruped Chipape, as tons of people subsequently copied and pasted the link onto my Facebook wall.
Obviously, this story is amazing, the only problem with it is that Chipape doesn’t exist. (TBH, I’m not even sure Chipape exists as a name.) The site even has a disclaimer literally one click away from the “Mugabe son comes out” story:
Our Satirical category carries fictionalized, satirical articles. Its content, including quotes, should in no way be interpreted as an actual record of events, unless a story specifically states so.
Sure enough, this story is published in the Satirical category. Also, the design of Lifestyle Tabloids is orange and brown, and let’s face it, only a maniac would be able to put those colours together with a straight face.