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A rich Brazilian businessman condemned for threatening to bury his $400,000-plus Bentley Flying Spur has been revealed as the champion of his country’s organ donation awareness campaign in an unexpected PR twist.

Chiquinho Scarpa earned the ire of the online world last week when he announced on his Facebook page that he planned to entomb his Bentley like a Pharaoh so he could enjoy it in the afterlife.


The hoax included a series of photos of Scarpa digging a Flying Spur-sized hole in his backyard, copping criticism from bewildered online followers who labelled him crazy and suggested the car should instead be sold and the money donated to charity.

The truth was revealed late last week, however, when Scarpa appeared at a press conference for Brazil’s national week of organ donation in front of a banner reading: “It’s absurd to bury something much more valuable than a Bentley: your organs. I am an organ donor. And you?”


To further put his Facebook friends at ease, Scarpa later added to his Facebook page: “I have not buried my car, but everyone thought it absurd when I said I’d do it. It is absurd to bury their bodies, which can save many lives. Nothing is more valuable. Be a donor, tell your family.”

  • AndyGF

    A point well made…

  • Chen Wu

    Dear Tim,

    Best times I was experienced when I witnessed this report! So it is quite a charity to threaten that… too much money for this male man that he goes to drive prestigious autos in ditches (even when it is just so new!).

    Then we see the hoaxes, he is just stunting a stunt to get us to get in charity mind spaces. I am commendable for him, as to do this creates awareness of pressings need to get more friends involve for selling organs to friends when they are sick (but sell them for free is at their best).

    Kevin Rudd could do something like this in my feelings. As our recent leader, he has more spare timers, so he would be at his best to do a charity. Mr Rudd also has riches and wealths to give him credible excuses to make outrageous stunts maybe for charity disease in crisis.

    Best regarding,
    Chen Wu

    • ilubchen

      Have my babies bro so that we may best forward mankind

    • wtf!

      You hardly make any sense but its very funny. We commend your super luxurious outlooking.

    • Smart US

      you are so rightful in thinking giving Krdudd crediting for his riches… Kevin in his fast forward thinking leaving excuses behind the best donator for lungs and kidneys and liver so future is best for better under ground

  • MisterZed

    “It’s absurd to bury something much more valuable than a Bentley: your organs” – er, last time I checked, organs weren’t worth 400k. For a kidney I think you’re looking at a fraction of that (black market prices of course).

    • D987

      Saving somebody’s life through a kidney donation is worth much more than $400K— it’s priceless.

    • Jacob

      There was a thriving free-market for kidney trade in Pakistan until a few years ago. Maybe the only country in the world where it was legal.

      Now of course it has been “banned” in Pakistan too. So now there is an underground and unsafe market for kidney trade in China, India, Pakistan, etc.

    • Igomi Watabi

      I’m hoping you’re being sarcastic here.

  • Joseph George

    From Zero to Hero! Good job sir.