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Newry Woman Has Another Baby To Increase Facebook ‘Likes’


A Newry woman has admitted that her primary reason for having a child was so she could upload more photos of herself on Facebook, it’s been revealed.

Claire Fatspatrick, from Derrybeg, used to upload around twelve filtered photographs of herself daily, but was quickly running out of good enough reasons to do it.

Newry Spud spoke to Claire and she said:

“My likes were beginning to drop baah. I’m one of those people who has to pull the same facial expression in every photo, so my album was starting to get a bit boring. I needed to find a decent excuse to upload more, and it suddenly came to me, have another wee bollox of a baby”.


After searching on Plenty of Fish for several hours, Claire found herself a suitable candidate, and within days fell pregnant. Now three months old, Claire’s baby boy McKenzie has already co-starred in 346 selfies uploaded to social media.

Claire told us:

“It’s the perfect excuse. Once the little bastard sits still for a few seconds, I can lay him next to me and snap away. I’m not looking forward to the day when people get bored of these photos as well, though. When that happens I’ll just have to get AIDS or something. Everybody loves a hospital selfie”.