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Christian Anti-Masturbation’s Mascot “Fappy” Arrested For Public Masturbation While Swimming Naked With The Dolphins At Sea World In San Diego

From his Facebook page, he seems to be a stand-up comic, but there are also several pictures shown there and in the article in classrooms with small kids.

The article calls him "a mascot for a Christian anti-masturbation group", but the Facebook page doesn't look like something such a group would like much, as it has things like a painting of naked Donald Trump and countless jokes about the topic.

So it seems like he exists, but:

  1. Is he really a mascot for a Christian anti-masturbation group?

  2. Was he really arrested as described?

Despite seeming to be a comic/satire thing, people seem to believe it was real, making it notable (h/tip @OddThinking).

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    According to Meta notability rules (only 6 upvotes, unfortunately), an onbiously satirical claim must be shown to be believed as real by many people to be notable. meta.skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/1880/… – user5341 Feb 22 '16 at 17:59
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    @user5341: I agreed with you, and closed it. Then found evidence that it was believed and reopened it. – Oddthinking Feb 22 '16 at 19:07
  • @Oddthinking - the reopen should probably require a comment like a VTC, and similarly post it as a comment. That way, (1) people know why there are VTRO votes and (2) people can judge if they should re-open without re-doing research. (3) side effect would be to avoid pestering comments like mine above :) – user5341 Feb 22 '16 at 19:17
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No, this is not true.

See for example snopes:

The fake mascot of the fictional organization Stop Masturbation Now is a mainstay of the fake news site NewsExaminer

Despite Fappy's frequent appearances on the Internet, the mascot is a fictional character created as part of an elaborate and ongoing hoax.

Other - more or less reliable - news websites also call the mascot a hoax (partly in different contexts, but it's about the same mascot), among them Vanity Fair, Daily Mirror, Salon, or the Daily Dot.

Note also that cbsnews.com.co is a fake news website, which is not affiliated with CBS News in any way.

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