"Are you gay?" Katie Couric asked Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame football star who was duped into a long-distance faux-lationship by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, allegedly with the assistance of Tuiasosopo's female cousin. "No," Te'o responded. "Far from it. Faaaar from it."
But just how far from gay can Te'o get? A visualization is in order:
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Deadspin's reporting on the life and death of Lennay Kekua, the girlfriend of Notre Dame star Manti Te'o, revealed some interesting facts. Namely, that she's not dead, wasn't Te'o's girlfriend and has never existed. The two did not meet in Hawaii. They did not speak to each other every night on the telephone. Kekua did not suffer a car accident in California, nor did she die of leukemia.
In simpler times, this story never would have emerged and we'd have one less dead fictional girl on our consciences. Imaginary Kekua would live forever, just another my-girlfriend-who-lives-Canada who retreats to rural British Columbia whenever a boy works up the courage to ask a real girl out on a date.
But in today's world, this story has real victims. Think of all the people in actual long-distance relationships. How are they ever going to convince their friends and colleagues they're not pulling an elaborate Manti Te'o style hoax? With this guide, that's how.
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