Ashton Kutcher would like to talk to you. And you, and you, and you, not you, and you! He recently posted his “personal” phone number on Twitter and asked the general public to reach out to him. He wants to have “a real connection” and I guess if that means receiving pictures of your dog’s vagina, so be it. Unfortunately, the number’s gone now. While Aston did interact personally with a number of fans, he deleted his post and blamed fragile “sms” servers for his retraction. But was Ashton really just a lonely soul, shivering away in our cold, impersonal digital landscape? Anyone who believed that must have missed his previous post where he announced he was changing his “social media strategy”. According to Wired, his heartfelt plea for connection was nothing more than a phishing scam. Somewhere Justin Timberlake’s crying his eyes out again.
Back in April, Ja Rule’s Lord of the Flies-style island disaster the Fyre Festival went viral. A lot of people involved have gotten in a huge amount of trouble. But I’ll admit, duping rich millennials into forking over thousands of dollars for shitty tents and cheese sandwiches was a pretty good scam. I didn’t think anyone would be able to top it too quickly. Wouldn’t you know, less than a year later someone is trying, and their scam is even more simple; just target the ones who fell for the Fyre Festival.