The mystery of a fiery story in a local newspaper that caught Australia’s attention has deepened after a pub came forward to apologize to the despised woman.
The ‘dirty’ fraudulent dealings of a man named Steve were printed for all to see, and East Queensland readers of Mackay and Whitsunday Life got a shock in their Friday edition of the paper.
A full-page ad, costing between $1,000 and $1,500, was printed on page four by a despised lover named Jenny.
“Dear Steve, I hope you are happy with her,” the open letter reads.
“Now the whole town will know what a filthy crook you are. From Jennie.
“PS: I bought this ad with your credit card.”
The note has since gone viral, with one Adelaide pub posting a hilarious response to Jenny on its street sign.
“Dear Jenny, I’m sorry,” reads the pub’s sign.
“Of all the Steves.”
Mackay and Whitsunday Life have been inundated with “dozens” of messages since the full-page note was printed on page four.
“We don’t know who Steve is, but apparently he was very, very bad,” said a newspaper representative.
“We will not reveal any details about Jenny.”
But the last part of Jenny’s revenge seems to have been unsuccessful.
“We did not charge the credit card in question,” the Mackay and Whitsunday Life representative said.
The newspaper’s sales manager, Mike McCann, told the Today Show on Saturday he withheld charging the credit card provided because it could technically be card fraud.
However, he urged Steve to come forward and “cover” the bill.
Mr McCann said newspaper staff thought the ad was “just crazy” and that the response to it had been phenomenal.
Jenny’s actions were applauded by a legion of newfound fans.
“Jenny sounds like someone I’d want to be friends with,” one person said.
“Not all heroines wear cloaks. Jenny is my new favorite person,” said another.
“I couldn’t love this more if I tried LOL… Well done Jenny,” announced another amused commenter.
Members of the public have not been kind to Steve.
“Never trust a Steve,” said one, while another said they “charged the card.”
“Everyone who knows Steve and Jenny suddenly sat up and noticed,” joked another person.
But not everyone was convinced.
Some claimed Jenny and Steve didn’t exist at all and that the ad was a clever marketing tactic.
“All PR stunt is written here,” wrote one user.
“A great way to get more likes and readers to your page,” said another.
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