Almost certainly a hoax, nonetheless this email has been circulating suggesting legendary hitmakers and jokesters KLF (who once burned a million British pounds as a “statement”) have concoted that young rascal Pete Doherty:
“In a surprise press conference today, the men behind Doherty’s career revealed themselves – and admitted that the Libertines, Babyshambles, the tales of drug use, the armed robberies and the affair with supermodel Kate Moss have all been part of one of the largest hoaxes in British history.”
The men behind the scandal – Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty, who were themselves infamous popstars under the name The KLF – admitted how they plucked a young Buddy Holly impersonator from obscurity and made him a “star”:
“It was a meant to be a quick stunt to show the frailties of our celebrity-obsessed culture,” said Cauty, adding, “there are too many people who are famous despite their lack of talent, usefulness and basic intelligence. We wanted to do something that held a mirror up to that.”
Could it be true? Or is it an email written by a KLF fan that reads as true? Or did the KLF invent Doherty?
Read the entire text and decide for yourself.
FYI, the KLF claim no credit for Doherty’s relationship with Kate Moss, apparently he was off-the-reservation on that one.
READ: Pete Doherty and the KLF
2/21/06 UPDATE: It was a hoax. Duh: “Not really. All vicious lies. Pete Doherty is a wonderful artist, who will no doubt have a long and successful music career due to his incedible musical talents. This was concocted as part of HateQuest 2006.