"Teen Mom" criticized by Sugar Daddy CEO in worst P.R. pitch ever

Sugar Daddy CEO slams "Teen Mom" for "choosing the 'back door' to financial security"

By Daniel D'Addario

Published May 9, 2013 10:15PM (EDT)

Farrah Abraham   (AP/Jeff Daly)
Farrah Abraham (AP/Jeff Daly)

Farrah Abraham, the former star of "Teen Mom," has been in the news for a purportedly fake "sex tape" that she made with the porn star James Deen, then sold. A P.R. agency is seeking to keep her name in the news with a head-spinningly bizarre pitch, claiming that Abraham had been turned down for nebulously defined "work" by a dating site.

In the past year, SeekingArrangement.com, the leading Sugar Daddy dating website, declined two opportunities to work with the ex-reality star, ultimately deciding that she wasn't a "good fit" for their public image.

"We’ve had the opportunity to work with Farrah more than once,” says Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of SeekingArrangement.com. “But we could tell that Farrah wasn’t coming to us for the right reasons. She was just looking for a quick pay off, not a lasting mutually beneficial arrangement."

This is just like when Steven Spielberg issued a press release about the actors he'd turned down to star in "Lincoln"! Or when the Fox network lambasted Katy Perry for not striking a deal to judge "American Idol"! Except that this sort of thing never happens in any industry but a very specific corner of the Internet. It's that place where "Teen Mom" and "lasting mutually beneficial arrangements" meet, where bottom-feeding "dating" (?) sites looking for a few hits use a newsy term in their email blasts, hoping to catch the attention of an SEO-term-starved blogger working after 6 p.m.

Wade, the CEO of SeekingArrangement.com, goes on to say that Abraham might have been a role model to young women, if only she'd worked in an undefined capacity for a website where wealthy men buy the company of, well, young women.

“It saddens me to think that Farrah believed her actions would lead to a path of empowerment and self esteem. I think she will look back on this experience one day, and regret it. She had this incredible opportunity to be a role model; the front door was wide open,” comments Wade. “But instead she chose the 'back door' to financial security, and she will soon come to realize that a lot of doors will be closed to her now because of it.”

That's right -- the proprietor of a site catering to women who seek "someone who will pamper you, empower you, and help you mentally, emotionally and financially" (don't ask what the men are seeking) is an anti-porn crusader. At least as long as Abraham is in the news, that is.

Leaving aside a million questions -- did this ever even happen? What job was Farrah offered or did she seek? How would working for this site have made her a role model? -- we can acknowledge, at least, that Wade's pun game -- or that of his publicist -- is on point.

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