Kyra, a 14-AND-a-half-year-old brunette in the Southeast, "is bright and funny and full of life, and while she has little direct experience with the opposite sex we have made sure she is aware of everything she needs to know to be a good wife and mother." And she can be yours for only $27,995!
Well, not really. Real 14-year-old girls can be wooed with little more than a super-sized order of fries and a charm bracelet. But Kyra, with her lack of carnal knowledge, is noticeably cheaper than 16-year- old Kristin J., who has a "wild streak" and retails for $49,995.
Both of these hot young brides-to-be are available for lecherous, wife-seeking pedophiles on the one stop girl-shopping Web site MarryOurDaughter.com, which bills itself as "an introduction service assisting those following the biblical tradition of arranging marriages for their daughters."
Outrageous! Despicable! And a complete hoax! The site was a clever attempt by an activist to shine light on the ridiculous array of childhood marriage laws dotting our country. But, as expected, the public, fiercely opposed to parody detection, responded (via angry talk radio hosts) with mortification and bloodlust.
Well played as always, US public.
The activist, John Ordover (who also played the site's "publicity director" to bamboozled radio hosts) has done an admirable job of bringing the classic politically motivated PR stunt into the digital age. He leaves silly teen marriage laws and several disappointed, dirty old men in his wake.
PR Play rating:
3. On the right track