You might have heard reports that Drew Brees was struck by lightning while filming a commercial in South America. But it turned out to be just a publicity stunt. A viral video showed Brees getting ready for the shoot when a sudden flash of light knocked the camera to the ground. But Brees admitted to reporters that he was “fine” and that the lightning strike was a “spoof”. Brees was filming in Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela for PointsBet Sportsbook, who hired him as a brand ambassador. Was this publicity stunt in poor taste? Why did so many people fall for it?