Apprentice

Corey Worthington (Part II)

By: Lauren G - Published: • References: facebook and theage.au
So, by now you've heard about Corey Worthington and his infamous Myspace party to which over 500 "guests" came, conquered and in the process destroyed the neighbourhood.

Even more interesting, however, is the media fallout that has ensued, with people taking one of two opposing sides: that the kid is a "legend" or a "knob".

The opposition first weighed in on the fact Corey remained unapologetic about the chaos he caused. A trashy current affairs show (see the video) tried to drag an apology out of him, with pretty comical results. Others similarly offended have set up slapcorey.com, where you can teach him a lesson for his fresh ways. Even the police have got involved, after stories of debauchery emerged from the party - including teenage girls playing Twister semi-naked - of which an enterprising lad posted pictures of on his myspace and is now up on child porn charges. Scores of mocked-up pictures of the infamous party animal are also appearing on the internet.

However, there are also supporters aplenty. A facebook group is rallying around the teen attempting to raise the $20,000 the police are considering charging his family for the damage bill of the party. It pleas "He can only afford cheap sunnies and doesn't even have a shirt on his back. Please help, If we get 20 thousand members to give just $1 each, he can throw another party, and get a second nipple ring". The site also links to a YouTube video featuring a tune set to Bob Dylan's iconic song Hurricane, hailing "the story of naughty Corey". Underage clubs are offering Corey the chance to host his own events, claiming he could make up to $10,000. Others are selling "Save Corey" t-shirts, in a Ferris Bueller like homage to the teen.

Either way, Corey is lapping up his fifteen seconds of fame. He's appearing in print, radio and television at every given opportunity. He has even demanded that for his next appearance he requires a $900 fee for an interview with his brat pack - $300 each for him and two friends - as well as a limo to the studio, CDs and concert tickets for the entire year. He's even put his "famous" sunnies on ebay to try and literally cash in on his fame.