PARENTS are reassuring their children that Momo is not real while ignoring their children’s actual fears of climate change.
Across the UK, parents are gently explaining that Momo is something called an ‘internet hoax’ to sons and daughters who were gleefully editing Momo’s Wikipedia entry earlier that day.
Ten-year-old Nathan Muir said: “Mum’s been explaining YouTube to me. Mum. Explaining YouTube. To me.
“I told her I’d already done a segment explaining the viral spread of Momo via 4Chan to the 47,000 subscribers to my channel earlier that day, and asked what action we were taking on global warming?
“She looked frightened and said she’d seen things about global warming when she was trying to watch other things, but that she and the other grown-ups were pretty sure it wasn’t real.
“I told her that it was likely to make most of the planet uninhabitable by 2080, and she said that she’d heard it was only created by few scientists as a joke and spread as a hoax to trick adults into doing dangerous things, like voting Green.
“It was a real meeting of minds. Anyway, I’m now editing Momo into The Great British Sewing Bee to try and scare her into going vegan.”