NoDak woman plans to give fat trick-or-treaters note asking their parents to step it up [UPDATE]
:::: UPDATE :::: Evidence is mounting that "Cheryl" was a hoax dreamed up by the morning show hosts on Fargo's Y94 radio station.
"Cheryl" called in to vent about fat trick-or-treaters about a year after a caller named "Donna" called the same show to sound off about those damn deer crosswalks (i.e., deer crossing signs) that seem to route deer onto busy roads. Nothing is known of "Cheryl" or "Donna" beyond their bizarre calls to the station, and their last names haven't been revealed.
Furthermore, a former employee of Y94 told Forum Communications the Cheryl bit was almost certainly fake.
"It's their shtick, that's their thing, it's what they are kinda famous for," John Austin said, referring to Rat, Zero and Maggie, the hosts of Y94's Morning Playhouse show. "Kudos to those guys for pulling it off, but the problem becomes you have to be careful how many times you go to that well."
Y94 hasn't responded to press inquiries about Cheryl.
Original post (October 30) -- Talk about the worst trick-or-treating treat ever.
A North Dakota woman on a one-person crusade to do something about America's obesity epidemic plans to give portly kids who come to her door on Halloween a note addressed to their parents that says, "Your child is, in my opinion, moderately obese, and should not be consuming sugar and treats to the extent of some children this Halloween season."
Here's the entirety of her letter:
The woman, identified in reports only as Cheryl, called Fargo-area radio station Y94 yesterday to further explain her motivations as her letter made the rounds on social media.
"I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight," she said. "I think it's just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy just 'cause all the other kids are doing it."
As a wise man once said, Cheryl, don't hate the player -- hate the game.
h/t -- Jezebel
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