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American Twink Goes Missing In France

Ken was last seen on surveillance video on Dec. 3 at a Decathlon store in Montelimar, France, about a fifty minute train ride south of the university. According to his bank, which is tracking his purchases, he spent about $9 at the store.

Still, his family has not heard from Ken since Nov. 27 when he missed classes and left his host family. They have no idea what he might be up to.

Ken's parents shared a message for their son:

"We love you, we are waiting to hear from you and we want you to come home. We miss you."

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by Anonymousreply 278January 24, 2023 12:07 PM

Very saddened to hear of his disappearance.. I hope he's found safe and sound very soon.

Clifton Springs is two or three towns over from where I live. They have one of the best hospitals in the country and it seems like a nice place to live overall.

by Anonymousreply 1December 10, 2022 11:58 PM

Gay rendezvous gone wrong.

by Anonymousreply 2December 11, 2022 12:42 AM

In these days of mass gl0bal sur ve! llance, you have to be smart and consciously plan well to disappear for any length of time.

by Anonymousreply 3December 11, 2022 1:08 AM

If he was in the part of France with this notorious sex lake in it, he's doomed.

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by Anonymousreply 4December 11, 2022 1:12 AM

He had a hot ass.......

by Anonymousreply 5December 11, 2022 1:14 AM

He seemed to be having a great time in France. I hope he's found soon.

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by Anonymousreply 6December 11, 2022 1:35 AM

Let's hope he's found soon.

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by Anonymousreply 7December 11, 2022 1:47 AM

Abducted by Albanians.

Just like the movie TAKEN. Fresh-faced innocent American boys and girls are not safe in France from the Albanians.

by Anonymousreply 8December 11, 2022 1:52 AM

Finger Lakes Times [NY]

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by Anonymousreply 9December 11, 2022 1:59 AM

Those Decathlon stores are huge, maybe he got lost

by Anonymousreply 10December 11, 2022 2:03 AM

Did he have a gf, bf, other? Wouldn't they know where he is? I hope he's safe and not with Albanians.

by Anonymousreply 11December 11, 2022 2:06 AM

Clearly smuggled to Marrakesh, where he is a sex slave to Bedouins.

by Anonymousreply 12December 11, 2022 2:28 AM

There are no French Twinks that are blond?

by Anonymousreply 13December 11, 2022 2:29 AM

Taken!

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by Anonymousreply 14December 11, 2022 2:33 AM

Unfortunately these things never end well. If he went hiking or something along those lines, then he’s probably dead. Hopefully he just disappeared on his own.

by Anonymousreply 15December 12, 2022 3:03 PM

Did everyone notice that he's wearing a white undershirt?

by Anonymousreply 16December 12, 2022 5:04 PM

A fabled DL white undershirt? They'll never find him disguised as an eldergay.

by Anonymousreply 17December 12, 2022 5:10 PM

He wanted to go to Marseille ? He was probably killed by the local populace, aka trash.

by Anonymousreply 18December 12, 2022 5:21 PM

CNN’s on the case! Did he pull an Emily in Paris, escaping and reinventing himself, while fucking many attractive European men?

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by Anonymousreply 19December 13, 2022 12:12 AM

The New York Post article said he was last seen wearing blue plants.

by Anonymousreply 20December 13, 2022 12:34 AM

I like blue.

by Anonymousreply 21December 13, 2022 12:35 AM

His mother was whining on CNN about the fact the housemother he was staying with couldn't speak English. FFS. And Mom complained Sonny had taken French in high school but couldn't communicate with people he met. Surprise, surprise. Damn foreigners who don't speak English.

by Anonymousreply 22December 13, 2022 12:38 AM

Is he gay?

by Anonymousreply 23December 13, 2022 12:40 AM

Comment dit-on, "il fait la transition"?

by Anonymousreply 24December 13, 2022 12:51 AM

He's fine, he sends his love

by Anonymousreply 25December 13, 2022 12:54 AM

He sure is cute!

by Anonymousreply 26December 13, 2022 1:19 AM

He’s fin. Can I have his stuff?

by Anonymousreply 27December 13, 2022 1:43 AM

[quote] He’s fin

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by Anonymousreply 28December 13, 2022 1:45 AM

Seriously for a moment. He is known to have cut ties with classes and friends, and travelled to other towns yet his phone isn't pinging for 5 days then he makes a 8 Euro purchase and is seen on camera in another town some distance from Grenoble?

Very strange story.

by Anonymousreply 29December 13, 2022 1:45 AM

Buck would have never disappeared in France…

by Anonymousreply 30December 13, 2022 2:25 AM

[quote] The New York Post article said he was last seen wearing blue plants.

His pants were so blue that day.

by Anonymousreply 31December 13, 2022 2:50 AM

Come Back, Little Psycho.

by Anonymousreply 32December 13, 2022 2:53 AM

Cute blond twink, hopefully there isn't a French equivalent of John Wayne Gacy on the loose

by Anonymousreply 33December 13, 2022 3:23 AM

He’s unfortunate looking

by Anonymousreply 34December 13, 2022 3:24 AM

I'm sure he traveled down to Italy and he's busy squashing grapes with a hefty Sicilian lady as we speak.

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by Anonymousreply 35December 13, 2022 3:37 AM

Was he on Grindr?

by Anonymousreply 36December 13, 2022 3:51 AM

Does he have "an" Onlyfans?

by Anonymousreply 37December 13, 2022 3:53 AM

[quote] American Twink Goes Missing In France

OP clearly had nothing to do with it.

by Anonymousreply 38December 13, 2022 4:06 AM

I see no connection between OP and the disappearance!

by Anonymousreply 39December 13, 2022 4:07 AM

I would have befriended him TBS

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by Anonymousreply 40December 13, 2022 4:17 AM

he ain't a DLer that's for sure, he looks wayyyy older than 16!

by Anonymousreply 41December 13, 2022 4:47 AM

Decathalon sells speedo-like bathing suits and tight trunks in the $5-10 range. Maybe that's what he bought. I always buy a couple when I'm in Rome and Milan. Similar suits go for $40-50 here in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 42December 13, 2022 5:04 AM

Does the Datalounge Detective Agency have a branch in France?

by Anonymousreply 43December 13, 2022 5:04 AM

Wait, it's a teenage boy? Send me there, I'll go find him

by Anonymousreply 44December 13, 2022 5:28 AM

Damn, he's very cute.

I hope he's okay.

by Anonymousreply 45December 13, 2022 5:43 AM

Maybe he was in an abusive foreign exchange situation like Bart Simpson, and like Bart he found out they were fermenting the wine with antifreeze and they disappeared him so he wouldn’t tell anyone?

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by Anonymousreply 46December 13, 2022 5:54 AM

Hopefully he had this revelation!

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by Anonymousreply 47December 13, 2022 5:56 AM

Macron looks like Ted Bundy. I'm just sayin

by Anonymousreply 48December 13, 2022 6:11 AM

Cut cocks are not popular in France.

by Anonymousreply 49December 13, 2022 6:46 AM

But hot asses are.

by Anonymousreply 50December 13, 2022 6:51 AM

Damn, what happened to this cute guy?

He interned for a Republican politician in NY state so .... I'd still hit it though.

by Anonymousreply 51December 13, 2022 6:55 AM

[quote] He interned for a Republican politician in NY state so .... I'd still hit it though.

He interned for a Republican politician in NY state so .... no great loss.

by Anonymousreply 52December 13, 2022 6:57 AM

No financial transactions and phone off- dead

by Anonymousreply 53December 13, 2022 6:59 AM

Hopefully he’s moving like Harlow in Monte Carlo, on the arm of a sugar daddy.

by Anonymousreply 54December 13, 2022 7:08 AM

The French privacy laws that are keeping info re this case from the public are the same laws that keep us from learning who's spit-roasting whom in the French film industry.

by Anonymousreply 55December 13, 2022 7:13 AM

NY Post picked up on the story.... where is the twunky blonde boy?

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by Anonymousreply 56December 13, 2022 3:39 PM

[quote] The New York Post article said he was last seen wearing blue plants.

What a strange disguise. You’d think blue plants would stand out much more among all the poinsettias around.

by Anonymousreply 57December 13, 2022 3:52 PM

So he left his host parents and school on the 27th, was then seen buying something on the 3rd. Maybe he was isolating himself due to depression and finally bought a rope or something to end it all.

by Anonymousreply 58December 13, 2022 4:15 PM

Creepy flesh-colored beard

by Anonymousreply 59December 13, 2022 4:46 PM

R59, is he related to Spencer Pratt?

by Anonymousreply 60December 13, 2022 4:50 PM

People are mental with blondes. If he were a brunette with that face nobody would be calling him cute.

by Anonymousreply 61December 13, 2022 4:52 PM

I smell a new musical: "An American Twink in Paris."

Get the Gershwins on the line!

by Anonymousreply 62December 13, 2022 6:01 PM

He's cute enough. His ratty teeth don't help though.

by Anonymousreply 63December 13, 2022 6:33 PM

I can't imagine the stress. He may as well have fallen into the ocean from a cruise ship. But the family has done an awesome job with the websites, constant inquiries and media attention.

Even if a pet got out and lost I would never stop grieving.

by Anonymousreply 64December 13, 2022 6:38 PM

[quote]Ken's activities were as follows for the morning of November 29th: Ken had breakfast, made a sandwich, and packed it with a change of clothing, his wallet, and his cell phone. Ken left all his belongings at his host family's home, including his computer, tablet, train pass, and phone charger.

Strange collection of things to take and things to leave behind.

by Anonymousreply 65December 13, 2022 6:43 PM

He looks kinda "instatute-y" to me.

by Anonymousreply 66December 13, 2022 6:44 PM

Ahem "Institute-y"

by Anonymousreply 67December 13, 2022 6:50 PM

[quote]He looks kinda "instatute-y" to me

He looks prostAtute-y!

by Anonymousreply 68December 13, 2022 8:07 PM

Was he not microchipped?

by Anonymousreply 69December 13, 2022 8:14 PM

He was known to travel about independently so not odd he should head out a few days. I'd be interested to know what he last purchased for under 10 euros.

This may be a simple case of debilitating injury during a hike or something more sinister like kidnapped and gang banged by muzzies.

by Anonymousreply 70December 13, 2022 8:20 PM

He's fine! He's been swimming in my pool. He sends his love!

by Anonymousreply 71December 13, 2022 8:24 PM

Why not take your phone charger?

by Anonymousreply 72December 13, 2022 8:26 PM

R72 If he’s going for a nature hike a charger is going to be useless.

by Anonymousreply 73December 13, 2022 8:30 PM

Perhaps he had 2 phone chargers. Or maybe this was his last purchase.

by Anonymousreply 74December 13, 2022 8:34 PM

R65 if you went somewhere to hookup and planned on returning quickly then it's not odd at all?

by Anonymousreply 75December 13, 2022 8:35 PM

The new Apple Watch allows you to sound a loud alarm and shoot a flare to alert people of your location. Great for hikers in such a situation.

by Anonymousreply 76December 13, 2022 8:35 PM

[quote] I'd be interested to know what he last purchased for under 10 euros.

A dozen extra-large condoms.

by Anonymousreply 77December 13, 2022 8:37 PM

I think we have to assume he had a second phone charger, if the phone was still able to ping a cell tower several days later.

by Anonymousreply 78December 13, 2022 8:43 PM

The parents must be busted broke to not have engaged a PI by now or hoofed it to Grenoble themselves. But I don't know. This guy attended a private Uni. Not cheap.

by Anonymousreply 79December 13, 2022 8:44 PM

If only he had chosen to study in London or Italy instead. Sometimes one small decision can change a lifetime.

by Anonymousreply 80December 13, 2022 8:51 PM

This is ridiculous. He has to be on cameras all over the place. French privacy laws are a hindrance in cases like this.

by Anonymousreply 81December 13, 2022 8:57 PM

Timeline

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by Anonymousreply 82December 13, 2022 9:08 PM

Bonnie Tyler has something to say!

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by Anonymousreply 83December 13, 2022 9:11 PM

R77, condoms?? Why? He's Gen Z. They don't do condoms.

by Anonymousreply 84December 13, 2022 9:39 PM

[quote] Was he not microchipped?

Nah. He ain’t got that COVID vaccine.

by Anonymousreply 85December 13, 2022 10:08 PM

[quote] The new Apple Watch allows you to sound a loud alarm and shoot a flare to alert people of your location. Great for hikers in such a situation.

Get outta here! Are you serious?

by Anonymousreply 86December 13, 2022 10:09 PM

According to the linked timeline his phone stopped pinging Nov 29 but then he shows up on the store cams Dec 3rd.

I so hope this guy has run off with some hot hairy Daddy and wants to be left in peace.

by Anonymousreply 87December 14, 2022 12:37 AM

His phone may have stopped pinging, but he hasn’t. Aren’t there some French Gays tracking him across the country that can let us know his whereabouts?

by Anonymousreply 88December 14, 2022 12:54 AM

R86, yes, serious but the watch costs $899.

by Anonymousreply 89December 14, 2022 1:42 AM

I hope he wasn't abducted and is now being used as a fuckhole for a gang of horny, sweaty, swarthy Albanians.

by Anonymousreply 90December 14, 2022 1:47 AM

R90 I thought Albanians were fair and pale?

by Anonymousreply 91December 14, 2022 2:19 AM

No, r91

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by Anonymousreply 92December 14, 2022 2:22 AM

He was kidnapped by Borat

by Anonymousreply 93December 14, 2022 2:23 AM

The family and him look Trumpy

by Anonymousreply 94December 14, 2022 2:48 AM

Please explain how the Apple watch shoots a flare I cannot locate any information on the internet.

by Anonymousreply 95December 14, 2022 2:53 AM

R90

The Belushis were/are Albanian.

by Anonymousreply 96December 14, 2022 3:26 AM

R95 Bless your heart

by Anonymousreply 97December 14, 2022 3:38 AM

After the store purchase he was seen at the train station catching a south bound train which jibes with reports that he told the neighbor and friends he wanted to visit Marseille before returning to the States for Christmas.

by Anonymousreply 98December 14, 2022 8:50 AM

Maybe he joined the Merchant Marines?

by Anonymousreply 99December 14, 2022 9:39 AM

Foreign Legion, in France.

by Anonymousreply 100December 14, 2022 11:32 AM

My Apple Watch* shoots Lume'- for a quick crotch fix prior to a hookup.

by Anonymousreply 101December 14, 2022 11:35 AM

So his family ddn't hear from him since Nov 27 but a week on Dec 3 later he was seen in a store CCTV. It seems he intentionally cut off communicating from them. He most likely run away.

by Anonymousreply 102December 14, 2022 11:41 AM

R102 Sounds like you've solved it

by Anonymousreply 103December 14, 2022 12:09 PM

Could be a double that’s seen on the camera.

by Anonymousreply 104December 14, 2022 12:11 PM

[quote] If he’s going for a nature hike…

I love it when people say nature hike. Always makes me wonder where else one goes hiking.

by Anonymousreply 105December 14, 2022 12:58 PM

[quote] Could be a double that’s seen on the camera.

His bank verified that he used his debit card at the store at that time, or someone did.

by Anonymousreply 106December 14, 2022 1:27 PM

From Greonble, it would make sense to go to Valence to catch the TGV to Marseille, which is probably where he ended up. Valence is boring. No reason to go there unless you're catching the TGV (high-speed train) north to Paris or south to Marseille or Montpellier. Marseille is a huge, gritty city. Not a place for a naive-looking, hayseed Twink epousing Trumpism, especially without a command of the French language, which probably explains his lack of finding friends there, in addition to his politics of stupidity. He's either dead or is having the time of his life with a swarthy, handsome, North African, both of them deeply in the closet. That's not my fantasy; it's a hunch.

by Anonymousreply 107December 14, 2022 1:33 PM

Mental health issues. Ran away. No street smarts. You do the math.

by Anonymousreply 108December 14, 2022 1:35 PM

Has anyone checked the "model" roster at Bel Ami?

by Anonymousreply 109December 14, 2022 1:51 PM

R105 Urban hiking is a thing too.

by Anonymousreply 110December 14, 2022 2:06 PM

R110 sure. Urban hiking, also known as walking.

by Anonymousreply 111December 14, 2022 2:08 PM
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by Anonymousreply 112December 14, 2022 2:14 PM

^ that is laughable Gen Z drivel. “I’m going to rename something urban dwellers have been doing for centuries, without the benefit of a cute name which says more about me than about the activity itself.”

No urbanite would ever embarrass themselves by spouting that nonsense. We simply refer to it as walking around. As in, “We had nothing to do Saturday, so we got coffees and wandered around. We ended up walking all the way to Washington Heights and walked back along the Hudson.”

by Anonymousreply 113December 14, 2022 2:23 PM

I hope he's having a fuckfest.

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by Anonymousreply 114December 14, 2022 2:34 PM

LOL at the racist going on about "Muzzies"

This guy clearly left on his own accord, the only question is where we went

by Anonymousreply 115December 14, 2022 2:39 PM

If I was an ignorant twink, the first place I’d go is Marseille.

by Anonymousreply 116December 14, 2022 2:49 PM

R115 I know, the racist actually made me a little horny. I’d love to have a week long sleazy fuckfest with a guy from the Maghreb.

If this kid’s lucky, he’s face down on a mattress in the North districts of Marseille, getting treated right. If he’s really lucky, his paramour will invite friends.

by Anonymousreply 117December 14, 2022 2:53 PM

[quote]Always makes me wonder where else one goes hiking.

At a cruisy woods.

(Well, I’d still call it hiking if the cops showed up.)

by Anonymousreply 118December 14, 2022 2:55 PM

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 119December 16, 2022 2:14 PM

1/2 hour ago his father spoke to him.

by Anonymousreply 120December 16, 2022 2:15 PM

For those who don’t have time to read the article. Sounds like he phoned his father while father was talking to a cnn reporter. Dad hung up on reporter later messaged them that he is alive. Apparently he is currently in Spain. Father not saying anything else.

by Anonymousreply 121December 16, 2022 2:18 PM

Glad he was found alive, but he’s an idiot. All he had to do was tell his parents he was going off the grid for a while. Once the French authorities mentioned privacy laws and the way the parents were speaking, I figured he probably went off somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 122December 16, 2022 2:22 PM

No one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition!

by Anonymousreply 123December 16, 2022 2:23 PM

So he did intentionally stop communicating with his family. Maybe he's failing his grades and decided to run away. Glad he's fine.

by Anonymousreply 124December 16, 2022 2:25 PM

When people are found and they weren’t in harms way after all and perhaps intentionally went off the grid like this potentially, do they usually get stuck with a bill for resources spent trying to find them?

by Anonymousreply 125December 16, 2022 2:27 PM

How do you fit flares in a watch?

by Anonymousreply 126December 16, 2022 2:29 PM

They are micro flares.

by Anonymousreply 127December 16, 2022 2:30 PM

Found in Spain. Texted his father.

by Anonymousreply 128December 16, 2022 2:31 PM

Sex, drugs...then ran out of money?

by Anonymousreply 129December 16, 2022 2:35 PM

French police said he left voluntarily and was depressed and his father got all pissy about it saying they didn't know him. Turns out they were correct.

Glad he's okay. Maybe he didn't want to go home. Seems like something is wrong at home if he's cutting off contact with them.

by Anonymousreply 130December 16, 2022 2:42 PM

^ interesting And all this time it sort of sounded like he didn’t want to be in France at that school as the issue.

Turns out to be family drama.

by Anonymousreply 131December 16, 2022 2:48 PM

So, he's learning Spanish now?

by Anonymousreply 132December 16, 2022 2:57 PM

Was there oversized anything involved?

by Anonymousreply 133December 16, 2022 3:23 PM

Someone’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

by Anonymousreply 134December 16, 2022 3:27 PM

22 year old grown-ass adult decides to blank parents for a grand total of 13 days, and it’s an international incident. They should be grateful the French officials gave them the time of day considering how short of time it was. It reflects so poorly on Americans and plays into stereotypes about their insular mindset to travelling abroad. Think about before the internet, SIM cards , and texting when people went on gap years and only sent occasional post cards.

by Anonymousreply 135December 16, 2022 3:48 PM

He was reported missing by the school and his host family so I don’t blame the parents.

by Anonymousreply 136December 16, 2022 3:58 PM

He looks like someone that would have joined in on attacking Matthew Shepard.

by Anonymousreply 137December 16, 2022 4:51 PM

I think the important thing here is that we've identified a market for watches that come equipped with flares.

by Anonymousreply 138December 16, 2022 4:51 PM

There is no WATCH with a flare, dimwits! Apple Watch has a DIGITAL SOS signal. NOT A PHYSICAL FLARE. How can you be so GD stupid!!???

by Anonymousreply 139December 16, 2022 5:23 PM

It’s a virtual flare.

by Anonymousreply 140December 16, 2022 5:27 PM

Has anyone ever heard of his university? And he's CRIIIIIISCHIAN? And he goes away with no working cell phone and spends no electronic money? Europe is not really a cash economy. Mysterious. And he seems quiet DIM. Studied years of French yet everyone says he could not function basically in French? And papped himself all over Europe when he only had 1 semester to study in uni there? When did he have time to attend classes?

by Anonymousreply 141December 16, 2022 5:33 PM

Did you go to college, r141? Students have a lot of free time that is not spent studying. In this case, since he dropped out, he obviously doesn’t care about his grades.

by Anonymousreply 142December 16, 2022 5:50 PM

Yes indeed I did. And now "I am a college professor." In Europe, no less. I must have missed it being reported that this young man dropped out of the program.

by Anonymousreply 143December 16, 2022 5:58 PM

He's fine, he sends his love!

by Anonymousreply 144December 16, 2022 6:09 PM

[quote]22 year old grown-ass adult decides to blank parents for a grand total of 13 days, and it’s an international incident.

Blond American white boys are the new Blonde American white girls.

by Anonymousreply 145December 16, 2022 6:12 PM

[quote] There is no WATCH with a flare, dimwits! Apple Watch has a DIGITAL SOS signal. NOT A PHYSICAL FLARE.

The newest Apple watch features a downsized HIMARS. It’s amazing what they can do with nanotechnology these days.

by Anonymousreply 146December 16, 2022 6:16 PM

Can they do anything with nanopenises?

by Anonymousreply 147December 16, 2022 6:21 PM

hardeeharhar

by Anonymousreply 148December 16, 2022 6:21 PM

Maybe he met that French OnlyFans daddy of whom DL lately has been enamored.

by Anonymousreply 149December 16, 2022 6:24 PM

R149 he got stretched so far, he thought it was permanent and went into hiding.

by Anonymousreply 150December 16, 2022 6:30 PM

His parents certainly didn’t come across well on CNN. They’re fat, pushy Ugly Americans who I’ve been seeing way too many of in NYC this year “post pandemic.”

by Anonymousreply 151December 16, 2022 6:58 PM

R135, it wasn't just his parents, he wouldn't answer calls from his host family, either. Or his fellow students

by Anonymousreply 152December 16, 2022 7:52 PM

Zut alors!

by Anonymousreply 153December 16, 2022 7:57 PM

R143–By “drop out” I mean disappear for two weeks in the middle of the semester.

by Anonymousreply 154December 16, 2022 7:58 PM

R154 that's why I chastised him like the school marm college prof I am. He can't speak French yet is going sightseeing in Italy and all over France, now Spain, avoiding learning the subject he travelled all the way to grey industrial Grenoble to learn. Wasting his parents money or his loan money. Twat.

by Anonymousreply 155December 16, 2022 8:15 PM

[Quote]he got stretched so far..

Leave him, he's for the streets now.

by Anonymousreply 156December 16, 2022 8:18 PM

Some of his pictures remind me of Ben Dover from BrokeStraightBoys

by Anonymousreply 157December 16, 2022 8:22 PM

LOL do you think he made an appearance on someone’s grid?

by Anonymousreply 158December 16, 2022 8:30 PM

He was on a 3 week drug and sex binge. Mom, Dad, I have something to tell you.

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by Anonymousreply 159December 16, 2022 8:40 PM

The rainbow in the picture was foreshadowing.

by Anonymousreply 160December 16, 2022 8:42 PM

Whore!

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by Anonymousreply 161December 16, 2022 8:46 PM

A couple of years ago there was a story similar to this. Son was driving home from college but never showed up. Family was all over pleading for help.p for weeks. He then turned up and they shut everything down ASAP. They demanded privacy and never revealed where and why the son disappeared to. I always thought they should have paid for the search. In this case, I am certain the French authorities knew he was in Spain since he would need his passport. So that’s why they were pretty nonchalant.

by Anonymousreply 162December 16, 2022 10:36 PM

He pings like a Catholic priest. Sounds from the DM article it's not a given he'll return home with his mother. Loathes his father and it may be he has found a new gay freedom in Europe.

by Anonymousreply 163December 16, 2022 10:38 PM

[Quote]Studied years of French yet everyone says he could not function basically in French?

R141 American schools are notoriously bad at teaching students how to speak foreign languages well. That's why we're encouraged to spend a semester or two abroad to develop our speaking and comprehension skills. Hopefully, this adventure will be a type of adult learning lesson for him.

by Anonymousreply 164December 16, 2022 10:46 PM

Look for him in the upcoming video Rocco & Kenny’s Double Plug Adventures in Prague.

by Anonymousreply 165December 17, 2022 12:00 AM

R128 Yes dear numerous posts before yours shared that

by Anonymousreply 166December 17, 2022 12:45 AM

Who names their kid Ken these days?

by Anonymousreply 167December 17, 2022 12:47 AM

R167 He wasn't named recently

by Anonymousreply 168December 17, 2022 12:52 AM

An American college student who was reported missing last month while studying abroad in France is alive and in Spain, a French official and the student's family said Friday. Ken DeLand Jr. had last been heard from on Nov. 27, when he communicated with his family via WhatsApp.

Eric Vaillant, the public prosecutor in Grenoble, France, confirmed to CBS News that they learned "DeLand was able to speak with his parents today" and "he is apparently in Spain."

His father, Ken DeLand Sr., told CNN on Friday that he'd just spoken with his son.

"He is alive — that's all I can say," he told CNN

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by Anonymousreply 169December 17, 2022 1:32 AM

As comings out go, this is epic.

by Anonymousreply 170December 17, 2022 1:34 AM

you called it datalounge, he was popping that pussy over in Spain

by Anonymousreply 171December 17, 2022 1:36 AM

He belonged to Turning Point USA, a right-wing and anti-gay organization

by Anonymousreply 172December 17, 2022 1:52 AM

R172 He might be questioning his sexuality.

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by Anonymousreply 173December 17, 2022 2:05 AM

The parents should be feeling like idiots but they're so entitled, they probably don't. Wasting the cops' time.

by Anonymousreply 174December 17, 2022 2:06 AM

[quote] "He is alive — that's all I can say," he told CNN

Why be so secretive?

by Anonymousreply 175December 17, 2022 2:16 AM

Booed up with a hot Spaniard

by Anonymousreply 176December 17, 2022 2:17 AM

It wasn’t a broad that he was studying.

by Anonymousreply 177December 17, 2022 2:21 AM

This kind of thing happens more than you know. A kid just runs off. Same thing happened in my hometown a couple of years ago. Son was driving home from college but never showed up. Family was being all dramatic all over the news pleading for help for weeks. People just dismissed him as a runaway but his family kept screaming that he wasn’t. The histrionics. Turned out he was just at the bottom of the river not even a mile from his home. Must have driven off the bridge or something.

by Anonymousreply 178December 17, 2022 2:21 AM

If the last time he used his card was December 3rd, how was he paying for food, travel, accommodation for almost two weeks? Was he with someone?

by Anonymousreply 179December 17, 2022 2:41 AM

He was eating out of the garbage.

by Anonymousreply 180December 17, 2022 2:44 AM

I’m assuming he headed for the coast and became a yachtboy and now is cruising the Mediterranean for the rest of the year. I hope New Year’s Eve is Monte Carlo, he’s got that white blonde of Harlow, and deserves to move through the crowd there, even if he’s never been to me.

by Anonymousreply 181December 17, 2022 2:46 AM

His parents were just on CNN and they said they "hope" he'll come home for Christmas and that he was pissed off they went to the media.

by Anonymousreply 182December 17, 2022 2:49 AM

He’s just living the dream of every Midwest closeted teen.

by Anonymousreply 183December 17, 2022 2:52 AM

Definitely been to me.

by Anonymousreply 184December 17, 2022 2:52 AM

See what happens when impressionable teens have access to HBO’s White Lotus.

by Anonymousreply 185December 17, 2022 2:53 AM

They do, r125? Really? Name one...

by Anonymousreply 186December 17, 2022 2:56 AM

Kit Connor in his most demanding performance yet IS Kenny DeLand Jr. in I Won’t Be Home for Christmas: Fuck You Mom and Dad!

by Anonymousreply 187December 17, 2022 2:56 AM

R174, his host mom and the other students were the ones who first reported him missing. Not the parents

by Anonymousreply 188December 17, 2022 2:57 AM

R178.

I don't understand what you wrote.

The person who went missing in your story was killed.

by Anonymousreply 189December 17, 2022 3:01 AM

Ken just wants to be pounded by hot Spanish cock over Christmas, instead of going home to his asswipe family. Leave the poor guy alone!

by Anonymousreply 190December 17, 2022 3:04 AM

Dataloungers figured this out right away!

by Anonymousreply 191December 17, 2022 3:06 AM

I’ve heard he’s become a very popular pass around gangbang bottom at Boyberry.

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by Anonymousreply 192December 17, 2022 3:08 AM

My mom got me something at Boyberry once. She thought it was Burberry.

by Anonymousreply 193December 17, 2022 3:12 AM

Well, as holiday stories go this has a much happier ending then that kid who disappeared years ago only to have them find his corpse stuck in the chimney of an abandoned house months later.

by Anonymousreply 194December 17, 2022 3:12 AM

Please use 'Ameritwink," OP.

by Anonymousreply 195December 17, 2022 3:14 AM

R194, that was my dad.

by Anonymousreply 196December 17, 2022 3:15 AM

R193 Was it something from their kilt and harness line?

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by Anonymousreply 197December 17, 2022 3:16 AM

Well Phoebe, I can see why you’d want to change your last name from Dilly to Cates, R196

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by Anonymousreply 198December 17, 2022 3:18 AM

I'm sure he's enjoying his adventures with some well-endowed swarthy Spaniards.

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by Anonymousreply 199December 17, 2022 3:26 AM

That gelled and spiky look is very outdated. Haven’t seen it since the 90s or on Bart Simpson.

by Anonymousreply 200December 17, 2022 3:28 AM

I can’t blame the parents for panicking. He was abroad and in daily contact and then just suddenly stopped communicating. He also liked to go hiking. It’s not like 30 years ago with no cell phones, texting, apps to use. Staying in contact is quick and easy.

by Anonymousreply 201December 17, 2022 3:39 AM

[post redacted because linking to dailymail.co.uk clearly indicates that the poster is either a troll or an idiot (probably both, honestly.) Our advice is that you just ignore this poster but whatever you do, don't click on any link to this putrid rag.]

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by Anonymousreply 202December 17, 2022 3:43 AM

That's sad that a 15-year-old was never reported missing.

by Anonymousreply 203December 17, 2022 3:46 AM

[quote]Staying in contact is quick and easy.

No hidden meaning in that.

by Anonymousreply 204December 17, 2022 4:00 AM

R186 That person was asking a question

by Anonymousreply 205December 17, 2022 4:45 AM

It was then he discovered a love of Manchego and Whigfield…..

by Anonymousreply 206December 17, 2022 4:48 AM

Mental health. Thats the age many serious mental illnesses become apparent. I knew someone who had a break while in the peace corps at 22.

by Anonymousreply 207December 17, 2022 5:12 AM

How ya gonna keep him down on the farm, after he's seen Paree?

by Anonymousreply 208December 17, 2022 6:17 AM

I hope his experiences are making him rethink his "Turning Point" background. If his parents are conservative, it's quite likely that he was raised in a bubble of conservatism and had no idea that, compared to Americans, Europeans are quite liberal, and most take socialism for granted as the best system, not unbridled capitalism.

by Anonymousreply 209December 17, 2022 10:12 AM

“They DIDN’T kill Kenny!”

by Anonymousreply 210December 17, 2022 10:59 AM

This story should lead to the exposure of these ‘study abroad’ programs for what they are: money making ventures for collaborating universities. There are all kinds schemes to get students to do these because they ultimately fund the ability for professors to get a jolly posting abroad. For instance, my nephew did first year at a large public university in Florida at one of their many ‘campuses’ in Europe. He was then able to get in state tuition in exchange after returning. The courses were very light weight and often combined with ‘enrichment’. excursions. It was all in a bubble, and they were taught by professors from Florida in English. The professors all had a great time in their stints abroad I’m sure too. What the US really needs is a culture of doing gap years like Australia has. These US students primarily want to travel, but their paranoid helicopter parents are too afraid to let them, so these programs are the compromise. Anyway, I still can’t wrap my head around why a 22 year old man is being treated like a missing child by all parties. Young adults are so tethered now.

by Anonymousreply 211December 17, 2022 11:00 AM

He's considerably more attractive in the pic at R199. His mouth is closed, hiding his unfortunate rat teeth. And the pulpy blow job lips. Yum.

by Anonymousreply 212December 17, 2022 11:07 AM

R186 I am r125 and your post snarking at me doesn’t make sense. I was clearly asking a question about what happens with searches. Why are you saying I need to prove something???

by Anonymousreply 213December 17, 2022 12:10 PM

Of course he would end up in land of the hottest euro gays Spain.

by Anonymousreply 214December 17, 2022 12:55 PM

For the EU countries I vote Czechia before Spain. Possibly Portugal because they are swarthier than the spaniards.

by Anonymousreply 215December 17, 2022 1:01 PM

And if you just want dongage - the Dutch.

by Anonymousreply 216December 17, 2022 1:02 PM

What an asshole

by Anonymousreply 217December 17, 2022 1:04 PM

A friend of my Brothers went on shore leave in Marseille 30 yrs ago when he was young and in the Navy. He was looking for a hookup and he got it the first night. The second night he was raped beaten and robbed. He tried to hang himself later on. His family didn't know he was gay and he never told them what happened. Later on he married a Woman who had 3 kids and never told her either. He finally became a Dr.( Which was why he joined the Navy). He came out too, and is much happier.

by Anonymousreply 218December 17, 2022 1:45 PM

[quote]Anyway, I still can’t wrap my head around why a 22 year old man is being treated like a missing child by all parties. Young adults are so tethered now.

Sorry but if he was in regular contact with his parents and then suddenly disappeared, was reported missing by his room mates (note: not his parents), wasn't answering his phone, left behind his computer, phone charger, train pass, and did not use his bank card for almost two weeks, I would consider it 100% justified to raise the alarm.

by Anonymousreply 219December 17, 2022 1:51 PM

What’s a MAGA want with French?

by Anonymousreply 220December 17, 2022 2:15 PM

He may have been caught in the white slave trade and he escaped.

by Anonymousreply 221December 17, 2022 2:28 PM

Huh?

by Anonymousreply 222December 17, 2022 2:28 PM

[quote]Who names their kid Ken these days?

He'll be changing it once he completes his transition.

by Anonymousreply 223December 17, 2022 2:37 PM

Ken is such an old man name. I don't even think there are many Boomers called Ken. But old people names seem to have come back into popularity.

by Anonymousreply 224December 17, 2022 2:38 PM

It's a nice name. He has a pretty mouth when it's closed.

by Anonymousreply 225December 17, 2022 2:40 PM

Going by news reports he also goes by Kenny.

by Anonymousreply 226December 17, 2022 2:45 PM

There are 4 choices: Crime/Health/Drugs/Sex.

r221, Yes, something like slave trading.

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by Anonymousreply 227December 17, 2022 2:52 PM

He's a blue-eyed blond.

He'll survive.

by Anonymousreply 228December 17, 2022 2:55 PM

Ryan Gosling’s Ken will spark a whole new naming cycle, mark my words.

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by Anonymousreply 229December 17, 2022 2:59 PM

I don’t think the reason he went off has to be for depravity. Most likely he was depressed or didn’t want to go home and just wandered around.

As far as the parents, they said he travels a lot and he probably dorms, so they’re not totally up his ass.

by Anonymousreply 230December 17, 2022 3:01 PM

Reunited with his momma

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by Anonymousreply 231December 17, 2022 3:18 PM

Fat people will do anything these days!

by Anonymousreply 232December 17, 2022 3:19 PM

I worked with two different boomers who each told me they had a sibling who just vanished. Neither seemed to be terribly upset about it. I have excellent research skills (it's my profession) and offered to help both try to see if there was any trace of them. Neither seemed interested. I guess in the 1970s, when people went off the grid, it was just accepted and not made into an international manhunt.

by Anonymousreply 233December 17, 2022 3:26 PM

Or perhaps they both just murdered their siblings.

by Anonymousreply 234December 17, 2022 3:27 PM

It's a good thing he didn't take a detour into German.

They would have kept him as one of their own.

by Anonymousreply 235December 17, 2022 3:27 PM

Huh?

by Anonymousreply 236December 17, 2022 3:28 PM

R236 What?

by Anonymousreply 237December 17, 2022 3:35 PM

R235 I could definitely see Kenny singing “Tomorrow Belongs to Me” at a beer hall on the square.

by Anonymousreply 238December 17, 2022 4:11 PM

It is likely he became a man in those 2 weeks, but with whom? That’s for us to speculate, DL sleuths!

by Anonymousreply 239December 17, 2022 4:18 PM

I'm a boomer and have several contemporaries named Ken.

by Anonymousreply 240December 17, 2022 4:31 PM

I'm officially declaring Gay Shenanigans. American Twink wants to escape homophobe rural family. Gets as far as France, but stays with French homophobe family. He's depressed, lacks skills and resources, doesn't know what to do and just wants to get further away. Might have met someone on Scruff who lives in Marseilles and/or Spain (Sitges). Forgot his phone charger because he's 22. Ends up in international news headlines because he's blonde and the French don't want bad press. Wants to jump in front of a train right now.

by Anonymousreply 241December 17, 2022 6:03 PM

R241 “and now a Lifetime exclusive….”

by Anonymousreply 242December 17, 2022 6:32 PM

Went for the gay parties in Spain over that bank holiday weekend, no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 243December 17, 2022 7:39 PM

And got infected with monkeypox, no doubt.

by Anonymousreply 244December 18, 2022 12:41 AM

Monkeypox is not a thing anymore.

by Anonymousreply 245December 18, 2022 1:13 AM

R211, you realize tons of adults are reported missing every year, right? So why is reporting someone missing treating them like a child? It's not like he left a note saying "I'm taking off"

by Anonymousreply 246December 18, 2022 1:39 AM

R233, trust me, plenty of people were reported missing in the 70s, not sure why you think everyone "went off the grid" without anyone caring

by Anonymousreply 247December 18, 2022 1:41 AM

[quote] He's a blue-eyed blond. He'll survive.

Assuming he was about to be shipped to North Africa or the Middle East, being blond he would have been sold for top dollar.

by Anonymousreply 248December 18, 2022 4:22 AM

Not even interesting enough to be a gay porn parody.

by Anonymousreply 249December 18, 2022 4:25 AM

[quote]Assuming he was about to be shipped to North Africa or the Middle East, being blond he would have been sold for top dollar.

Back in the Barbary piracy days, blondes were at a premium for white slaves. Both male and female. The United States Marines were formed to put an end to all of that hell.

by Anonymousreply 250December 18, 2022 7:51 AM

He had to have been staying with someone he met for those two weeks as there have been no reports of financial transactions. Who fed and clothed him? Spanish Datalounge sleuths, please help!

by Anonymousreply 251December 18, 2022 3:18 PM

Madre, ¿puedo dormir con el peligro?

by Anonymousreply 252December 18, 2022 6:15 PM

Ken? Clearly publicity for the new Barbie movie.

by Anonymousreply 253December 19, 2022 6:51 PM

Let's hope whoever took him shaves his beard and then sets him free.

by Anonymousreply 254December 20, 2022 6:43 PM

I like his blond beard. He's hella cute. Ken, call me!

by Anonymousreply 255December 20, 2022 7:45 PM

The blond beard makes him look like Thor!

by Anonymousreply 256December 20, 2022 8:32 PM

It's gonna be a very Merry Christmas at his house.

by Anonymousreply 257December 20, 2022 8:44 PM

[quote]I'm a boomer and have several contemporaries named Ken.

I'm a boomer and have a brother named Ken.

by Anonymousreply 258December 20, 2022 8:48 PM

I'm a doll, and I have a (gay) boyfriend named Ken.

by Anonymousreply 259December 20, 2022 8:49 PM

If he's smart, he'd go to Dubai, and live the high life like Max Wyatt.

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by Anonymousreply 260December 20, 2022 8:57 PM

[quote] Let's hope whoever took him shaves his beard and then sets him free.

And fixes his teeth

by Anonymousreply 261December 20, 2022 9:14 PM

That guy is mascular, r260, Ken is not.

by Anonymousreply 262December 20, 2022 9:18 PM

R262 Ken can get mascular in time, or at least vascular.

by Anonymousreply 263December 20, 2022 9:22 PM

It's "muscular", you gay bimbos.

by Anonymousreply 264December 20, 2022 11:00 PM

Mascular = Masculine + muscular.

by Anonymousreply 265December 20, 2022 11:03 PM

r255, clearly hella posting from the SF Bay Area, lol!

by Anonymousreply 266December 21, 2022 5:03 AM

r251, Maybe he used some sort of paper that he kept in his pocket and he was able to trade it for goods and services. I hear in the old world people still do that.

by Anonymousreply 267December 21, 2022 12:00 PM

What kind of people would trade paper? Is it made out of gold? We’re not living in the Hobbit ages anymore.

by Anonymousreply 268December 21, 2022 12:15 PM

You're right, what was I thinking.

by Anonymousreply 269December 21, 2022 12:41 PM

He used his bank card alright. The parents released only bits of this story all along. He used his bank card and his ID freely. The French knew he was on the lam willfully.

by Anonymousreply 270December 21, 2022 1:43 PM

The mother said: "What Kenny went through while he was missing is still a blur, and we, as a family, continue to be with Kenny while he heals and processes,"

WTF is he healing from? Is it his used hole?

by Anonymousreply 271December 21, 2022 9:20 PM

Every time he lies on his back, his feet go up in the air.

Doctors call it the Seacrest Response and are working on a cure.

by Anonymousreply 272December 21, 2022 9:52 PM

Dad quote: “He is ALIVE!” (I guess the hitman we paid to take him out didn’t do such a good job)

Mom quote: “Kenny is a Joy to many!” (I guess for others he’s an acquired taste and not a joy?)

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by Anonymousreply 273December 21, 2022 10:36 PM

OMG, they didn't kill Kenny!

You bastards!

by Anonymousreply 274December 23, 2022 3:18 AM

This brat is MAGA scum who sucked resources from French government agencies. I hope he is banned from ever returning to France and contracted as many STI's as possible during his little walkabout in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 275December 23, 2022 11:27 AM

Bet he attended an orgy

by Anonymousreply 276December 23, 2022 11:35 AM

Still no word about what this little troublemaking right-wing bitch was up to during his walkabout. I still want answers!

by Anonymousreply 277January 24, 2023 2:35 AM

Not a peep since reports of 21 December that I could find, and even those were echoes of news reports that he had been extracted from Spain and whisked off, travelling back with his father to the U.S. for a jolly holiday reunion.

Nothing in non-news sources either, nothing new in Reddit, etc.; the student's Facebook site lingers like a ghost, the last entries from the end of October.

I reckon he is deep into his first three months of deprogramming at a remote facility.

by Anonymousreply 278January 24, 2023 12:07 PM
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