Amir Massoud Tofangsazan has gotten more popular than he could have ever dreamed, or wanted.
After selling a broken laptop on Ebay and waiting two months before shipping it, the buyer was pleasantly surprised to find Amir didn’t wipe the hard drive. He then created a blog and posted several unflattering photos and details of Amir’s life, including over 90 camera phone pictures of women’s legs taken on the train, Amir’s resume and pictures of family and friends, as well as personal statements from his CV like:
“I am an exciting fun guy who loves to have fun and outgoing times.
“I find myself to be very honest on all occasions and I can be a romantic at times. I like to make people laugh at my expense so that they aren’t uncomfortable or upset in any way.”
Amir must be pretty darn tickled as many people are laughing at his expense. The blog has memed through the internet like a fat kid lip synching to Romanian techno music. The London press has picked up on the story and Amir has received death threats and racist phone calls.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Amir says, “I am shaking all over and I fear my reputation is going to be ruined.”
Don’t fear, Amir, it already is. More hot Tofangsazan action, after the jump…
“I have reported the website to the police who are investigating it,” said Amir, “and they have advised me to sue the buyer for libel.
“They have put photos of me and my family on there after hacking into my hotmail account, as well as publishing personal details and bits of my CV. There are photographs on there from the September 11 bombings, porn pictures and pictures of women’s legs which have absolutely nothing to do with me. Some people even think I took them.
“The laptop wasn’t even broken. It was in working order. The last few days have been a nightmare, some of my friends have seen it and my father is very angry.”
More than a few of Amir’s friends have seen the blog. As an additional stick in the eye, the laptop buyer also emailed everyone in Amir’s hotmail address book and told them to check out the site. The increased scrutiny doesn’t bode well for Amir’s career path as a barrister, or for his reputation back home in Iran, which tends to not look kindly on liars, thieves or upskirt photographers.
Amir’s Iranian-born father Mohammad said: “We have only just heard about this. It is very distressing for the family. I don’t think Amir will be coming back here for some time.”
“Yesterday Amir claimed the buyer had never sent any ‘polite requests’ for his money back,” said the Daily Mail.
“I have very little money and I am working nearly every day,” he said. “I am doing two A-levels and I want to become a barrister and I am afraid of my reputation being ruined.
“I will obviously be trying to get the website taken down as soon as possible.”
The blog’s creator, “Laptop Guy,” has pulled down the comments section, which boasted over 250 entries, as he doesn’t have time to moderate the remarks. A separate blog has been set up to carry on the discussion and track as the story develops like a Ebola in a monkey house, here: Amir Massoud Tofangsazan: The blog continues [NSFW]
(Thanks to Anna for the Daily News article!)