Is “Catfishing” OK?! Levack and Goz Debate
In January 2013 the sports world was stunned to hear that NFL prospect Manti Teo's girlfriend Lennay Kekua was not real. The incident resulted in Teo becoming the most famous athlete to be involved the internet craze done as "catfishing". "Catfishing" is defined by Merriam-Webster as "a person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes". Tonight, the fifth season of the MTV show Catfish premieres at 8pm. Last night, MTV aired the top ten shocking moments in Catfish history. After a discussion off air about the NFL combine, prospects, and social media, we debated if it should ever be allowed to catfish someone online. Should athletes or even sports fans be allowed to catfish others in order for them to benefit in their own individual manner? The debate sparked an interesting conversation to say the least. Should anyone ever be allowed to catfish? Listen to the video below and let us know your opinion. Your answers will be shared on Thursday's edition of Levack and Goz.