Spoiled rich kid rant may be a fake

Spoiled rich kid rant may be a fake

From mansion to Apple store?

The new owners of the Versace mansion in Florida has some very interesting plans for the property, reports CNBC’s Robert Frank.

The vitriol against Menendez’s piece was predictable. Jared Keller at Al Jazeera America tweeted a link, along with “ban Thought Catalog, ban it and burn it.”

Charles Clymer writes sardonically on Huffington Post that he too suffers for being wealthy. “For example, the car service my parents bought me for my birthday will occasionally be late because of traffic, and I’ll have to use the subway if I can’t find a cab in time.”

(Read more: When to tell the kids they’re rich)

Others tweeted “cue the world’s tiniest violin,” and “I don’t hate you because of your privilege. I hate you for your ignorance.”

But there’s a more fundamental question: does Kate Menendez actually exist?

There’s very little proof, if any, of her online existence. When I emailed Thought Catalog for more information about her, I received no response. Many tweeters are already saying she’s fake.

It’s possible she and her sentiments are entirely real. But given the class climate, I would be surprised if Menendez—as someone who understands the sentiment against wealth—would also go public with her complaints.

By CNBC’s Robert Frank. Follow him on Twitter @robtfrank.

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