GARLAND, Texas — The opening line to an essay that won a 6-year-old girl four tickets to an upcoming Hannah Montana concert was a powerful one: “My daddy died this year in Iraq.”
The girl’s mother admitted to contest organizers that the essay and the military information she provided about her daughter’s father were untrue. Now the sponsor of the contest is considering taking away the girl’s tickets, said the CEO of Club Libby Lu, a Chicago-based store that sells clothes, accessories and games intended for young girls.
“Considering taking away the girl’s tickets”? Considering?
It’s not like Murdoc cares about Hannah Montana or anything like that. But if they allow this girl to keep her tickets it is the wrong message.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention the title of the Army Times story: Girl wins tickets by fibbing dad died in Iraq
That sort of deception is not a fib. It’s a lie.
UPDATE 2: They took the tickets. It sure looks the mom is to blame for all this.