If You Think U Gave Someone an STD, Is It Illegal Not to Tell Them?

If You Think U Gave Someone an STD, Is It Illegal Not to Tell Them?

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Jun 6, 2013, 6:17 PM Is it illegal not to tell someone if you gave them an STD? My friend wants to know Delivered I don't know. What do you want for dinner? O iMessage Send


On June 6th, 2013, Canadian comedian Nathan Fielder[1], whose previous Twitter experiment "2 Grams For $40" went viral in April, instructed his Twitter followers to text their parents asking them if it is illegal to not tell a sexual partner that they may have given them a sexually transmitted disease and specify that they were asking for a "friend." In less than 24 hours, this instructional tweet was retweeted nearly 1,900 times and favorited more than 900 times.

Fielder's Twitter Experiments

Fielder has hosted a number of similar pranks on parents via Twitter in 2013. His first idea[13], tweeted on April 13th, 2013, instructed his followers to simply e-mail the word "help" to their parents, followed by another proposal,[14] tweeted on April 20th, asking people to message their fathers inquiring about the quality of condoms purchased at a dollar store. A week prior to his STD prank, Fielder encouraged people to text their significant other the phrase "I havent been fully honest with you." The texter was not allowed to respond for an hour.[10] His instructional tweet received more than 4,600 retweets and 2,500 favorites, yielding dozens of examples (shown below).

④ 18% Mesaagas Alexa Wandy.. Edit Alexa... I haven't been fully Verizon 7:21 PM honest with you... Oh boy...okay what's up? May 29, 2013, 6:56 PM ...hmmm okay, so now you're not gonna answer?! Seriously just man up and tell me. H-------- just answer your f------ phone, is this is about your ex?! Because I saw something on twitter about you... swear to god if it is! Where are you right now? Did you just drive by me with her in the car??! I just saw you...you've got to be kidding me. ANSWER YOUR PHONE. O Text Message Send 1:29 PM 32% L MessagesBabe Edit Call FaceTime Contact iMessage May 29, 2013, 1:28 PM I haven't been fully honest with you Delivered Me neither.... o iMessage Send Verizon 8:32 PM Messages CH Edit C FaceTime Contact Call iMessage May 29, 2013, 7:22 PM I haven't been fully honest with you. Delivered What do u mean'? Seriously, I'm having a panic attack. What? May 29, 2013, 7:49 PM You're not going to elaborate? May 29, 2013, 8:29 PM Never f------ contact me J again. You can tweet that oiMessage Send

Notable Developments

Five minutes after Fielder's initial tweet, follower Brandy Haynes was the first person to complete the task. She shared a screenshot of a text message conversation with her Mom who responded by saying that it better not have really been her with the issue. Within hours, Fielder had retweeted 16 screenshot responses.

Blog Coverage

On June 6th, a number of websites immediately documented the prank including comedy blog Splitsider[2], men's humor website Bro Bible[3], Laughing Squid[4] and the Huffington Post Canada.[5] The following morning, additional coverage was found on Gawker[6], The FW[7], The Daily Dot[8] and Uproxx.[9]

Notable Responses

AT&T 5:02 PM 13% [ コ Messages Mama Fay I am apout to meet with attorney. I will see you later. Study for drivers ed during 8th period. Good luck on your test Edit I'm in 8th period lol and ok Jun 6, 2013, 4:58 PM If you think you gave someone an STD, is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend. Read 4:59 PM Depends on disease l think. Aids, yes. Guy giving a girl gonna rhea or something that can cause infertility then she could have a case to sue. Morally they should tell because a person could get really sick. O iMessage Send lill Verizon 3G 6:01PM @O 77% 11 ト Messages Mom Edit ninese nere Jun 4, 2013, 8:02 PM Is there any dinner Jun 4, 2013, 8:37 PM :Hamburger or sausage pattie Jun 6, 2013, 5:59 PM If u think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them?? Asking for someone Yes!!! Its illeagal and u need to report your self too also to erie county borad of helth O Text Message Send 1111 Verizon 6:07 PM ○ 63% Messages (1) Dad Edit Call Face Time Contact iMessage Jun 6, 2013, 6:05 PM If you think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend Read 6:05 PM I wouldn't tell them they shoulda never got in bed with you in the first place son LOL But seriously if it's you don't tell your mother l know a clinic o iMessage Send
7:15 PM 14% Messages Dad Edit Call Time Contact iMessage Jun 6, 2013, 7:12 PM If you think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend Delivered As long you never see/talk to this girl again I would say you're okay. Don't worry about it, the same thing happened to me a few times when I was your age. As long you don't tell your mom what I just told you, your secret is safe with me. oiMessage Send 4:24 PM Momma B For Tater 11:53AM, Jun 2 If you think you gave someone an STD, is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend. 4:17PM, Jun 6 When you decided to be gay 1 told you this would happen. Are you in trouble, do you need money? 4:23PM, Jun 6 ap to enter message 160/1 Send I.. AT&T 3:39 PM @ 29%□ Messages Mom Edit Call FaceTime Contact iMessage Jun 6, 2013, 3:20 PM If you think u gave someone an STD is it illegal not to tell them? Asking for a friend. Let me ask the expert. Lol. 'll let you know.. Jun 6, 2013, 3:38 PM I'm just playing mom. Some comic on twitter told me to ask you that Read 3:38 PM What I'm on hold with Fresno county health dept!!! oiMessage Send

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Scarecrow 8
Scarecrow 8

Hey kids! Got too many friends to keep track of? Is being a polite, human being too much effort for a whacky, free spirited person like you? Well worry no more! Just follow the example of some asshole online, and you to can be without friends or loving family in sheer minutes!


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