Remember this shocking letter?

It went viral after the New York based radio station K-98.3 shared it on its Facebook page.

Now Steve Harper and his co-host, Leeana have announced that it was a hoax. In a statement, the pair said: “This story was, in fact, totally fictitious, and created by the two of us. This was done without the knowledge of K-98.3 management or ownership. We were attempting to spur a healthy discourse on a highly passionate topic, but we made a mistake by misleading our listeners into thinking that this specific situation actually existed.”

“We are very sorry that we perpetuated this falsehood, even after it was clear that it had taken on a ‘life of its own. We deeply apologize for violating your trust, and we will work hard to regain that trust.”

While it was a hoax, the revulsion from the public at the situation it presented was very real.