It’s difficult not to grin mischievously about this story, but for the partners involved it must be an awfully trying time.
An unknown Brazilian blogger has begun a crusade against unfaithful men and women by posting, on Google’s social network Orkut, a list of names of people he/she claims have been unfaithful.
The list contains 300 supposed cheaters from the small rural city of Lagoa da Prata in Brazil. As you would imagine, particularly in such a small community, the list has caused somewhat of a stir amongst the people involved and others living in the area.
Sadly since the list was made public, a woman is being said to have been beaten by her husband. A housewife, who asked not be identified because her husband of 28 years was in the list told a local publication that she and the husband had to meet the alleged lover and talk for a long time before things would go back to normal. “This is someone who wants to do us harm. The reason why I don’t know,” she said.
The boyfriend of Juliana Oliveira, a businesswoman, appeared in one of the lists. Talking to MGTV, a local TV station, the woman told about her frustration and embarrassment: “People comment when I walk by and I end up feeling uncomfortable. This is not a funny joke and I don’t know what to say.”
Police are attempting to find a way to reveal the blogger’s identity but in the meantime are asking residents to remain calm.
Several other copycat lists – entitled “The cuckolds of Lagoa da Prata” – have also emerged.