This Press Release Will Make Your Head Explode

by Debbie Stoller

We get loads of press releases here at BUST— sometimes about things that are really relevant to us and our readers, and sometimes, well, sometimes not.

And the press release we received yesterday was just wrong in a thousand million ways. So wrong, in fact, that just describing it wouldn’t be enough. Instead, we wanted to share the entire release with you. Granted, sharing it with you is exactly what the publicist was hoping for, but somehow we don’t think this release will have the intended effect.  Read on, if you dare.

From: [redacted]
Date: September 16, 2013, 6:18:15 PM EDT
To: Laurie Henzel
Subject: Single Men Say Miley Cyrus is the “Easiest” Costume this Halloween
Hi Laurie,

Fresh off the heels of her controversial appearance on MTV’s Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus is now being touted as the “easiest” costume to get into this Halloween. A new dating study conducted by online dating auction site,, asked single men which 2013 costumes they thought would be the most “willing” come Halloween night. 84 percent of single males agree, that girls pretending to be Miley Cyrus this Halloween, will be the easiest girls to talk out of their costumes. Other “willing” costumes include Duck Dynasty, and Amanda Bynes, with the least “willing” ladies donning Disney or Horror related costumes. 

Top Halloween Costumes of 2013 – DTF Rating 
1. Miley Cyrus                84% 
2. Duck Dynasty                73% 
3. Amanda Bynes                66%
4. Sons of Anarchy                49%
5. Game of Thrones                33% 
6. Superheroes                25% 
7. Lady Gaga                    18% 
8. Hunger Games                9% 
9. Disney Characters            6% 
10. Zombies, Monsters, Horror        2%        

“Miley Cyrus has been a name on everyone’s lips this year,” comments Brandon Wade, Founder & CEO of “She is clearly exhausting all means to shed her Disney princess image and be taken seriously as an “adult” entertainer. But in the process, she is also shedding her morals, and a few layers of clothes.” is the only online dating website that allows members to bid on a chance at a first date. The website currently has a total of 650,000 member worldwide, with the average price of a first date going for a bid of $80. 

For more information about this study or, please contact me at  +1 [redacted] or at [redacted]. I look forward to speaking to you! 


Public Relations Manager


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