The Swarm

September 25, 2007

Back to the source: 'Itsmecraig' started the Meg White sex tape scandal

TDS Editors

How exactly did “Meg White Sex Tape” become the 7th most-searched phrase on the internet? Meet ‘Itsmecraig’ – the original source of the Meg White scandal.

On Monday, September 17, at 6:17 AM, a long-time member of the Hipinion forum community started a thread entitled MEG WHITE SEX TAPE with a simple link to a homemade porn video featuring a female sex partner who bore more than a passing resemblance to a certain rock and roll drummer. A brief 8-hour, 40-post debate ensued over the authenticity of its subject – with many of the same jokes that were soon to be made all over the world – before the thread slipped into the archives.

Until yesterday. You know what happened next.

What did “Itsmecraig” have to say about it after the story broke wide open? Here it is straight from the horse’s mouth:

oh shit dudes,

i found this video through random wank mining efforts and put it up here cause i figured you guys would have a laugh. it had nothing to do with meg white when i found it.

As Pitchfork reported yesterday, The White Stripes publicist issued a denial that would seem to match:

Some people have a very twisted sense of humor and this prank is in particularly bad taste. The tape circulating on the internet as featuring Meg White is fake. It’s definitely not Meg.

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