World leaders are reported to be livid as news emerges that the supposed Egyptian uprising was merely an elaborate stunt engineered by a local concert promoter.
Tweets that appeared to be encouraging people to gather and protest against the government have been traced back to Egypt’s leading concert organisers Pyramid Promotions.
A spokesman for Pyramid Promotions who would only give his name as Dave said “This is a publicity stunt that has gotten out of hand. We have been trying to book David Hasselhoff for months now but his agent says that since the fall of the Berlin wall he won’t get out of bed for less than a major political power shift. We set up a flash mob and tweeted messages saying the something life-changing would happen in Tahrir Square on 25th January. We didn’t think it would cause such a kerfuffle”.
Sources close to former President Mubarak have said that he is shocked and torn by the news. “On the one hand he’s really annoyed because he has already done most of his packing and cancelled his milk delivery; on the other he is a big fan of The Hoff and would happily go to Tahrir Square dressed as Pamela Anderson if it meant he’d get to meet him”.
The army are keeping a close eye on proceedings and are believed to have begun work on a large flood-lit stage-like structure which they insist is an observation platform to improve security.