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Naked + Trying to Hide While Escaping the Fire Burning Inside This Transexual Brothel

THE SHOT — This gentleman’s name is Memeth. The reason he is hanging on to the window ledge of this building in Switzerland is because it is on fire. The building, supposedly, is homebase for a transexual prostitution ring. Except Memeth, who is gay, isn’t there on business, he says; rather, he was visiting a transexual friend, was taking a nap, and awoke to smoke and flames. He refused to show his face, as there were television cameras and newspaper photographers recording the whole thing. He only left the balcony when firefighters told him he could cover his face. “I just hope my family can’t tell who I am from my bottom.” [Blick, Metro, TP]