Originally Posted by Chip R
I'm not sure I understand your thinking. It's not OK to ridicule him for doing this but it was OK to weep and moan and feel sorry for him when all this fake dead girlfriend nonsense went down and he - and ND - used it for publicity. It would be one thing if this all went down in private but when you use it to tug at the heartstrings of the general public, then he - and ND - deserves as much ridicule they can get.
First off, if he was in on the hoax then I agree completely.
However, if he wasn't, I'm saying it's still OK to ridicule the situation a bit (I've been ridiculing it all week). I'm just saying, at a certain point - if he was duped himself - people have to let it be. The guy has been humiliated and perhaps even heartbroken. Kind of like with bullying, when does it end? Make a few jokes at his expense. Talk about the bizarre nature of the situation. Then let it go. Do you want to push him to suicide?
Notre Dame, on the other hand, is not a person. They are an institution (and one I happen to dislike), so they can continue to get ridiculed all day for all I care. In fact, I enjoy it.