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Continuing on the “omarion is a wanker,” thread, this comes from ourfriend Michael O’Connor Clark. Thanks for this, Michael…
Remember people… Your lie is only as good as your last Google sweep.
There’s something more than a little weird going on here. Like the rest of you, I read this story and immediately thought: “what awanker”.
But if you go to Omarion’s website, you’ll find a note denouncing the Reuters story as a hoax:
“Statements and sentiments appearing in a Reuters-syndicated article (Thu Jul 7, 2005 9:22 PM BST) and attributed to the American R&B singer Omarion were never made by the performer. Contrary to statements made in the article, Omarion is in no way affiliated with the firm, AR PR Marketing, nor is “publicist Shana Gilmore” a legitimate publicist acting on behalf of the artist. Omarion regrets any confusion and sends his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims of this horrific tragedy.”
Two minutes of Googling brings up a couple of stories seeming to confirm that Omarion IS “affiliated” with AR PR, including this puff piece about the agency (http://www.eurweb.com/story.cfm?id=20343)[http://www.eurweb.com/story.cfm?id=20343)] stating: “AR PR Marketing has also successfully planned events for Omarion’s album release…”
The AR PR website (http://www.arprmarketing.com)[http://www.arprmarketing.com)] appears to be down at the moment, but Google’s cached version of the page (http://tinyurl.com/8h3qm) [http://tinyurl.com/8h3qm)] shows thatthey’re still touting Omarion as a client at the top of the page.
Curiouser and curiouser.