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An acquaintance of mine (I used to attend her fitness classes) had a testimony published about her business. All good and true until the last sentence which basically said that the person whose testimony it was "now regularly runs 5k and 10k races". I also know the person whose testimony it was and know for a fact she does not. In fact she entered one race over 2 years ago and that's it.
The article was published in the local paper's weekend magazine and the Facebook business pages. I emailed the business person to say that the article was far from truthful and even though the customer's health was better she was not racing regularly.
The business owner instead of getting back to me, forwarded my email to my friend who basically went nuts. Called me evil and malicious and asked me what possessed me to question the article. she then emailed me her original testimony which I then realised had been changed.
The friendship is now gone and the business person (when I wanted to cancel my subscription to her fitness newsletter) asked me why... I feel that if something which is published, it should be truthful - or was I wrong to contact the business owner? After all, I could I said on Facebook that it was a lie or contacted the editor of the newspaper and did not do either. Why was I virtually crucified for pointing out a lie?