Scandals

Bad Faith, Fido! Was Boo the Dog a Facebook Marketing Ploy This Entire Time?

We’re mad as hell, and we’re not gonna take doggy nepotism any more.
 Bad Faith, Fido! Was Boo the Dog a Facebook Marketing Ploy This Entire Time?

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In a shocking revelation that rocked the internet today, AllThingsD exclusively reported that Boo the Dog, the internet’s most beloved pup, is embroiled in a brutal nepotism scandal that calls his fame—and even his cuteness—into question.

The revelation has even led some to call him the “Lena Dunham of the dog world.”

Despite a rabid following on social networking sites, the identity of Mr. Dog’s owner has never been revealed … until now.

According to AllThingsD, Mr. Dog’s owner is one Irene Ahn, a high-ranking finance lead at the controversial social networking website Facebook. Curious, isn’t it, that Mr. Dog boasts close to 5 million fans on Facebook, where his owner’s boss is banking on that kind of user engagement? And with a powerful parent like that, he surely didn’t earn those fans through sheer cuteness alone.

Facebook is undoubtedly the internet’s primary information source for news on Boo the Dog. That seems rather suspicious. And how did he score that coveted three-letter Facebook user ID?

I think you know how, Ms. Ahn. I think you know.

How are other dogs without high-powered connections expected to get a paw in the door of internet fame when others are fed such an unfair advantage, privilege and influence sprinkled before them like so many raw, organic treats?

We have to wonder how Mr. Dog sleeps at night, knowing that his fame was never fairly earned. Facebook really screwed the pooch on this one.

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