Balloon Boy Hoax? Falcon Heene Outs Publicity Stunt? (“Larry King Live” VIDEO)
As Yeezy would say: Yo Balloon Boy, I’ma let you finish…But Anne Frank had the best attic hideout spot of all time!
Um….Did Falcon Heene, the now infamous “kid in the runaway balloon,” just out his parents by admitting that today’s national emergency was just one big publicity stunt?
Falcon, who set off a massive search and rescue operation and media frenzy after it was reported he was inside a homemade helium balloon that broke loose and drifted for hours thousands of feet above Colorado was found safe in his attic late Thursday. Falcon’s safe reunion with his family was a delight for the millions of Americans who followed coverage of the hot air pursuit for much of the day.
Heartwarming happy ending, right. Yeah, not so much. The Heenes– who appeared on ABC’s Wife Swap last March — were featured on Larry King Live, with CNN’s guest host Wolf Blitzer, a few minutes ago. When asked why he didnt come out of hiding when he heard his parents calling his name, young Falcon replied, “You guys said we did this for the show.” (36 second mark)
Excuse us? What’s that you said, Falcon? This lead Falcon’s “storm chaser” father Richard — who was working on the balloon with his three sons just before Falcon disappeared — to try and explain what the kid said. “Whenever we tell him things like, it’s a bad thing to do, he does go and hide,” the elder Heene said nervously.
When Wolf followed up later, asking Richard to ask Falcon why he said that, Richard didn’t repeat the question to his son, and curtly responded: “I’m kind of appalled after all the feelings that I went through up and down that you guys are trying to suggest something else.”
Wolf responded by saying: “I don’t want you to misunderstand, just asking the question, doesn’t mean, Richard, that we’re suggesting anything untoward or anything like that.”
Yeah, uh-huh….I’ll leave it to you, readers. What do you think, guys? Is The Saga of The Balloon Boy bogus?
Written by Castina on October 15th, 2009 | Tagged as: Popular Culture