Star of coronavirus ‘big penis’ prank text revealed as dead porn actor ‘Wood’… and snapper wants cash to help family – The Sun

THE well-endowed man whose image is being used in a coronavirus prank has been named as late porn actor "Wood" – and the photographer says the man's family should benefit. 

The prank sees people send friends a link that they claim has breaking information about the pandemic – but in fact leads to a picture of Wood and his penis.

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The messages typically promise information like maps of public transport that is still running or which areas of a city have confirmed cases of the virus.

The joke has become so widespread that online outlets are now selling t-shirts and other merchandise with the picture printed on them.

The picture was taken around 2009 for a porn site by Pantheon Productions photographer Walter Smith, who told TMZ that would sadly died in 2016.

Among the sites using the image is popular sports and popular culture blog Barstool Sports.

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Smith still owns the copyright on the photo, and says he doesn't mind other people profiting from it.

But he did say he thinks it would be right if some of the proceeds from the sales went to the man's family.

Smith didn't reveal Wood's actual name because he's no longer alive to agree, but he did say he would be able to give outlets contact details for his family if they wanted to share any proceeds.

There have now been almost 250,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 10,000 deaths confirmed worldwide.

The outbreak has seen cities around the world locked down and populations encouraged to minimise unnecessary contact and travel.


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