According to a message that circulates via social media and various blogs and online forums, a woman in California is suing her parents because she blames them for passing on “ugly genes” that caused her to have “unpleasant physical features”.
The message links to a supposed new report about the case which claims that the woman “blames her parents for her succession of unsuccessful marriages which led to a series of psychological problems”. The report further claims that the woman is intending to lobby the state department to pass legislation that would stop couples who don’t meet decent beauty or aesthetic criteria from having children.
But, of course, the story is utter nonsense. No such case has been reported by any credible news outlet. In fact, the story is a work of fiction originally published by the notorious fake-news website World News Daily Report (WNDR).
Nothing published on WNDR should be taken seriously. A disclaimer on the site notes:
WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.
WNDR first published the fake story back in 2017. Since then, it has been republished on a number of other fake news sites and even a few websites that apparently believed the story to be real news.
Unfortunately, because such fake stories are presented in a way that makes them seem like news reports, quite a few people pass them on in the mistaken belief that they are genuine.