A viral video hit the internet, describing a “Karen” who stole a bike from a young black man, or rather group of young black men, and then screamed when he tried to get it back. This story was carried in the independent and in Yahoo News, and was of course in twitter and youtube.
The pregnant nurse who was alleged to have done this and “put this young black man at risk for his life” was released from her job at the hospital while an investigation is carried out. She claims to have been threatened since the storyh came out.
The Twitter videos now include a “context” stating that her lawyer provided receipts from the bike company showing that she did indeed rent the bike at that time and the young black man has provided no such receipts.
So…a new Karen or a new Smollett?
Interesting note: The Yahoo comments are full of indignation about the “Karen”. Laster comments have been closed.
Sounds like a Smollett to me, given that the nurse has apparently provided a receipt proving she paid for the bike. But honestly I wish I could erase the whole thing from my brain. The media is the worst.
The reason, to me, it is noteworthy, is because it became noteworthy as an internet story and a media story when it was assumed to be a Karen type story. Some of the media and much of the internet just accepted the story that a pregnant nurse would take on five young black men in order to steal a bike. That sounds highly unlikely. And yet they published without checking.
Note that when the later comments in Yahoo come in about the receipt, no future comments are accepted.
The facts are beginning to go against the narrative.
The narrative started out so sweet.
It isn’t the actual incident, its how the internet and media reacted that is the story.
It’s a shame, she could have made bank from this but she 1. Chose go fund me to ask for help and 2. Put that she just loved her some social justice and equity in the request. Making sure the people who would be on her side instead are saying, this is what you voted for, deal with it yourself.