My earlier post about a Mexican TV clown threatening a Twitter user drew a wide array of informed comments from our readers in (and from) Mexico.
Today, a commenter updates us: Brozo the Creepy Clown (played by comedian/actor/erstwhile political commentator Victor Trujillo) made a statement today clarifying that this was not in fact about a Twitter user, as widely reported, but that an internet troll was using a Facebook account to post personal information about his cohost, and his cohost's daughter, including home addresses. There was a real threat factor involved, in other words, and that's why he reported the internet asshole to police.
Here is the updated statement, in Spanish. The interaction between Brozo and the Facebook account-holder reportedly involved a sexually-oriented personal threat by the troll to the female cohost and her daughter.
As BB commenter Luchador opines: "The mistake Brozo make yesterday was that he didn't say what was happening, he only threatened someone on the internet, and people reacted to that."
An interesting development. If all of this is true, why was the story mis-reported without clarification yesterday? And why would you go to the cops to shut down a Facebook account, when the Mexican cops don't control Facebook? I don't get it.
Blogger Eduardo Arcos of ALT1040, who have been covering this weird scandal, tweeted to me this morning: "Seems like [Brozo had] a visceral reaction, things got out of hand, and now he's making excuses. Mexican police have no jurisdiction in the United States. Anyone can report a fake profile on Facebook, there's no need to make threats on live television. I'm trying to get more info from Televisa."
And as @ruleiro tweeted, "It's too bad the 'Brozo Incident' didn't end up in the Fincher film [The Social Network]."
Previously: Mexican TV clown host threatens Twitter user