WATCH: TV show plays cruel prank on teenager hoping to meet her long-lost mother
A TV show has been forced to apologize after playing a terribly cruel prank on a 13-year-old girl.
Cambodian TV show Penh Chet Ort (Like It Or Not) played the trick on American singer-songwriter Autumn Allen in their Mother's Day special episode.
Allen has lived in Cambodia with her father since she was just 6 years of age and has not had contact with her mother.
During the show, there was a build up as Allen spoke about her mother and was moved to tears,stating that a reunion would be "a dream come true".
However, instead of her mother, a man dressed in drag emerged from backstage to greet a hugely disappointed Allen.
However, she took the joke in good stead, taking to Facebook to say, "I am sure there was no harm intended and I had fun on the show" and later said that the show had apologised and would be issuing a public apology.
According to the Phnom Pehn Post, Autumn's father helped her through the difficult situation and took her to a nice restaurant to reward her for how she handled herself in the situation.