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This Talk Show Tricked A 13-Year-Old Into Thinking She Would Be Reunited With Her Estranged Mom

OK, this is horrific.

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On Monday, Allen thanked her Facebook friends for their support and told them that she didn't believe MyTV — the network behind the stunt — meant any harm. A few hours later, though, the network issued an apology.

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Local social media users are outraged over it. OU Virak, an independent political analyst, took to his Facebook page to call the segment "stupid and brainless."

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Virak also condemned the show's use of a gay person in drag as a punchline.

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