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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.

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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