On Monday, Leif, the author behind the website “The Runaway Guide,” responded on his blog with the following post:
You guys aren’t going to believe this but I’ve made Fox News! And of course their story is as ill-informed and ill-researched as all of their news stories.
Here’s what I have to say to Fox and the hundreds who have messaged me
I’m very sorry about this situation but I will not be held responsible for it. However, I will do my best to help, not out of guilt but out of compassion. In fact, I have already tried to make contact with him.
My site and fb page is first and foremost a travel adventure blog. It is a place where I chronicle my travels. It is not a place where “kids meet adults” as claimed by fox news.
The title refers to figuratively running away. Most people understand this. However, since I was once a runaway and it is an integral part of my life and story, I can’t leave this part out.
Most of my readers are backpackers and people who aspire to travel.
Yes my site glorifies travel, but it does not glorify literally running away for teens. It is a point I am quite clear about throughout my site.
For the complete post by Leif, go here.