Mum who mooned crowd at sports day says she’s been hit on by ‘at least 500’ men from around the world
A mother who accidentally mooned a crowd at a sports day event has received messages from “at least 500” men around the world. Katie Hannaford, who went viral after faceplanting during a parent’s race, has begun to be recognised in public following the incident.
Ms Hannaford said she has had “thousands of messages” from people from across the globe since the video became a hit online. She added that “At least 500 of them have been from men from Greece to Puerto Rico to Germany and even Australia, saying ‘how are you single?’ and calling me a ‘MILF’.
“It’s gone crazy, I didn’t expect this in the slightest. I can’t put into words how I feel but I’ve been loving every minute – I’ve not stopped laughing since. I thought something was on my face the way people stared at me when I was in Tesco yesterday – I had to give myself a reality check and remember why!”
Birmingham Live reports that the mum, from Basildon in Essex, added: “The best comment I have seen is one that said ‘Don’t be a Karen, be a Katie’. I can’t take credit, but it’s my favourite! Someone else said ‘You can take the girl out of Basildon…’. And it’s just so true.
“My eldest daughter even had a message from someone on Vinted when they recognised her profile after seeing a pair of shoes she was selling. [And] my youngest went into school the next day and before she even had the chance to explain what happened, everyone was already telling her her mum is now famous.
“‘I’ve also had some very moving messages. One came from someone who told me they are in a really dark place, and the video had made them smile for the first time in six months. To the haters, there’s nothing you can say or do that will hurt or upset me.
“I didn’t go out of my way to be funny or try to get fame, these things just happen when you don’t expect them. The whole world’s seen my bum now, but it is what it is – I can’t hide from it. I don’t care! It’s not embarrassing, it’s funny – I don’t care for drama or conflict, I just want to have fun.
“I haven’t stopped laughing for days. When I went to Slimming World this week I was told I had lost 4lbs and I think it’s just from all the laughing. The message I want to give people is to just have fun, be positive and have a laugh. Haters can carry on hating – don’t be a Karen, be a Katie!”