Gaffe or prank? 1-800 number in 'Don't Look Up' led callers to sex hotline in real life

'Welcome to America's hottest hotline. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press one now...' says the voice in the hotline


                            Gaffe or prank? 1-800 number in 'Don't Look Up' led callers to sex hotline in real life
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends Netflix's 'Don't Look Up' World Premiere on December 5, 2021, in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/ Getty images)

A Netflix show titled 'Don't Look Up' featuring a government PSA came up with 1-800 phone numbers urging the Americans to call for "peace of mind" as the world is ending. Some investigative viewers tried to call on the numbers shown that actually is leading to an apparent phone sex hotline.

In one of the scenes, Leonardo DiCaprio playing the character of Dr. Randall Mindy, White House chief science advisor, say, " Right now, millions of you are having theses same doubts and questions about the approaching comet. That is why BASH cellular, in conjunction with the United States Government, is creating a new hotline, free of charge, to answer all of your questions. And who knows? Maybe, just maybe one of our scientists can be that friend we all need to lean on during uncertain times."

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Leonardo DiCaprio (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Netflix)

When the investigative viewers called on 1-800-532-4500, it is directly connected to an apparent phone sex hotline that is answered by a woman's voice saying, "Welcome to America's hottest hotline. Guys, hot ladies are waiting to talk to you. Press one now. Ladies, to talk to interesting and exciting guys free, press two to connect free now." Director Adam McKay sets up a joke by taking into consideration that most of the movies use the popular 555 for beginning fictional phone numbers.

The satirical disaster comedy is ranked number 2 on Netflix. The $75-budget film is one of the top 10 Netflix shows in almost 92 countries. It also has an eye-popping streaming of 111M hours between 20 and 26 December. 'Don't Look Up' also starts various other stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Tyler Perry, Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and Ariana Grande.

This news has created a buzz on social media and people are coming up with their thoughts and views on the matter. One woman tweeted saying, "the "peace of mind" phone number from Don't Look Up is for a sex hotline," Another added, "Two key takeaways from Don’t Look Up: - the phone number listed for the BASH-FEMA hotline is apparently a phone sex company - Not even playing a bland regular dude is enough to get Leo to kiss an average-looking woman on screen." Another tweeted, "This is a phone number given during the movie Don’t Look Up. I just called it. It’s a phone sex line. Do you…think they checked this number before putting it in the movie? Is it a product placement for phone sex? The mind boggles." Another asked, "OMG. Intentional or cosmic gaffe. No editors checked it?"



 



 



 



 

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