Really interesting story about David Rose, or NOT-David-Rose as it turns out.
From the Huffington Post:
The story of David Rose, a deaf paraplegic blogger who inspired thousands, has turned out to be a labyrinth of lies, according to blog reports.
Sure, Internet fraud happens all the time (old school Tumblrs will remember that one chick who’s name escapes me right now… Someone remind me of her name because it’s driving me NUTS).
But I think what’s most interesting here is how long this ruse went on for. David Rose’s Facebook profile was created in 2007. 5 years! 5 years of lying to the general public with a fake character. That’s some dedication of the Catfish variety. Fortunately, the perpetrator didn’t swindle people out of anything by it - Besides their caring and friendship and sympathy and other feelings, that is. But the guy (who posted as both Nichole Rose and David Rose) didn’t get anything monetary out if it… Not that I know of anyway.
Anyway, it’s an insane read. The words of David Rose were apparently pretty inspiring. It’s sad that it came from a false place and will probably leave a bad taste in people’s mouths for a while.
Blogspot article that blew the whole thing open (and includes the confession from the creator of Nichole/David Rose): http://dave-on-wheels-exposed.blogspot.ca/