A MUM has reacted with shock and disgust to a photo that everyone else realised was a hoax 12 years ago.
54-year-old Donna Sheridan was horrified after finding a picture of two tourists standing on a skyscraper with a badly photoshopped airliner about to crash into it.
Sheridan said: “I was checking the internet for free offers and randomly clicking on things when a picture came up of this poor couple who hadn’t noticed a Boeing 747 right behind them.
“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen. They’re so young and carefree, with no idea of the danger they’re in. You’d think the photographer would warn them, but they were probably getting the focus right.
“What’s awful is that sick people on the internet have copied the photo and added things like King Kong and a shark attacking a helicopter, which doesn’t even make sense.”
Sheridan’s daughter Lucy said: “She was absolutely furious at the Italian government for letting sharks swim in the canals of Venice.
“I’ve tried to get her to check things on Snopes, but now she thinks it’s a news website like the BBC but specialising in conspiracies and sightings of angels.”
Sheridan is currently considering joining the RSPCA after seeing pictures of a cruel new trend to grow miniature kittens in jars.