I reported it here exclusively over two weeks ago, and now the stunt queens at Fleshjack have finally gotten around to making it “official“: Jake Bass is the 6th place winner in Fleshjack’s annual “Fleshjack Boy” contest. Congratulations, Jake!
Like I said back on July 13th, Jake Bass’s win was confirmed by a source deep inside Fleshjack, and like I said back on July 18th when Fleshjack decided to change the rules and “re-start” their contest after finding out about the leak inside of their company, my source’s information was verified, re-verified, and then re-verified again. It was a tip that I was excited to present here as a fun, positive story benefiting both Jake Bass and Fleshjack. Unfortunately, Fleshjack used it as an opportunity to drum up more publicity (which ultimately backfired), drag out a contest that everyone was already sick of hearing about after the first day it began (thanks in large part to Seth Knight’s Twitter feed), and to call me a liar.
As of post time, I’ve yet to receive an apology from Fleshjack for their tweet to nearly 9,000 followers saying that The Sword was “making false accusations,” but I won’t hold my breath. (And in return, I’ll be sure to never again write about Fleshjack for The Sword’s 1,000,000+ monthly visitors. You’re welcome.)
The bright spot, of course, is that they made the right decision today and stuck with Bass, the original 6th place winner (imagine the backlash if they would’ve picked someone else). So again, congratulations, Jake Bass!