Mood: So Embarrassed!
SHOOTING WITNESS SLAPPER BECOMES INTERNET CELEBRITY
12:30 AEST Wed May 20 2009
By Jack Hawke, ninemsn
A witness to a wild shooting in Sydney early Sunday has become an overnight internet sensation — so much so, she has engaged a PR representative to deal with the flood of media interest.
Clare Werbeloff Bogus Bogan found fame online after giving her politically-incorrect eyewitness account of a Kings Cross shooting to Nine News.
The resulting public attention has apparently been so overwhelming for the 19-year-old from Sydney’s northern beaches that’s she’s been forced to turn to a PR agency to manage her.
"She’s been inundated with calls this morning," spokesman Adam Abrams told ninemsn this afternoon.
"We will be releasing a statement tomorrow."
At around 3am on Sunday morning, a man in his 20s was shot twice in the leg outside a strip club on Darlinghurst Road at Kings Cross. (Read more: Man shot twice in Kings Cross attack)
Overnight TV camera crews sought out witnesses and it was
Clare’s Buffoon’s frank description of two men who began the argument that pushed the story into the stratosphere.
"There were these two wogs fighting," she told Nine News.
"The fatter wog said to the skinnier wog, ‘Oi bro, you slept with my cousin’.
"And the other one said ‘Nah man, I didn’t for s***, eh’ and the other one goes, ‘I will call on my fully sick boys, eh’. "And then [he] pulled out a gun and went [gun-cocking sound "chk chk"] BOOM. "
The shooter, who was wearing a black hooded top and jeans, fled police on foot while the victim was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition.
Her video interview attracted more than 100,000 views, a Facebook fan group with over 1800 members has appeared and even t-shirts featuring
Clare Idiot quotes are available online.
The group, "
Clare Dimwit the Kings Cross bogan fan club", has spawned internet memes such as ironic motivational posters featuring the young woman and two other people interviewed on the night.
Forums are abuzz with threads on the video, and bloggers have been posting the video attached to their commentary on the event.
Updated 25/05/2009 @ 15:51
Stupid is as stupid does, bogus bogan.