A sincere “thank you” to Autoblog for turning us on to the most laughably silly demonstration of the gullibility of the masses we’ve read in a long, long time.
So apparently, scores of Facebook users legitimately believed a post from an Eminem fan page (not the official fan page, mind you) that the rapper/actor/wordsmith himself would be giving away one (1) Cadillac Ciel concept to some lucky individual on the interwebs.
The post read as follows:
“Only 24 Days Until Christmas, Can you Imagine yourself driving this Car? I’m about to make that happen, Its Official, I Will be giving away this 2014 Cadillac Ciel to one random lucky fan, all you gotta do is follow these three easy steps, Step 1) Share this photo, Step 2) Like my page, Slim Shady Step 3) Like this photo, Winner Will be picked On December 5th 4 Days Away, Good luck to Everyone!!”
Uhm, yeah. If the fact that the post appeared on a faux fan page with only six hundred-thousand or so followers didn’t tip you off, we’d hope that at least the disturbing abuse of capital letters and commas would. Autoblog actually reached out to Cadillac Spokesman David Caldwell, who said that the post appears every few months with near enough the same text, and then vanishes mysteriously on the deadline.
Ultimately, we leave you with this: friends don’t let friends share nonsense Facebook rubbish. Be a pal; stop the spread.