9 April 2014

Offal Monthly slammed for false claims

Tripe Marketing Board chairman Sir Norman Wrassle has branded claims that the TMB is a 'spoof' organisation as "irresponsible journalism."

Sir Norman Wrassle
Last week's Offal Monthly carried a report suggesting that the TMB didn't really exist and that its website was run from a server located in the bedroom of a Chorley teenager.  It quoted 17 year old A-level student Jordan Hall as claiming to be the mastermind behind the the TMB: "Yep, it was me all along. I've been a vegetarian since I was 13 and I wanted to satirise the whole meat industry.  Tripe was ripe for it. It's horrible stuff," Jordan is reputed to have said.

The article went on to suggest that Jordan and his friend Wayne Oates had set up an elaborate social media presence designed to fool tripe lovers, including over 35 false identities including butchers, dogs, local politicians, tripe lovers and even members of the TMB Board.  Some of the Twitter accounts had been set up at least two years before the TMB website was launched in 2012, and Offal Monthly said this was evidence that the two friends had planned an elaborate charade.

Speaking from his Lytham home this morning, Sir Norman Wrassle said: "Our staff have been unable to locate either Mr Hall or Mr Oates and we note that this article was published on 1 April. I enjoy a joke as much as the next man, but this is irresponsible journalism and may have led some people to question the existence of the Tripe Marketing Board."

Sir Norman said this wasn't the first time such accusations had been made, but pointed out that Offal Monthly had taken a consistently anti-tripe position ever since the TMB had harnessed the social media to promote tripe. "It's not funny any more.  It's time they grew up," he said.

1 comment:

  1. They'll be telling us next that there's no such animal as a tripe hound ! #RidiculousIdea