Less than a week after the Charleston massacre, a woman in Texarkana, Texas, is being called out on social media for attempting to incite racist sentiments against the black community.
Ashley Casey Martin wrote, in her now-deleted Facebook post:
“Just got jumped by 3 African Americans ourside of the as Walmart they are in a white ford 150 extended cab. Arkansas tags. They hit me inside Walmart and were cussing. I was very polite and asked them to lower their voices and the cuss words in front of my 3 year old daughter and this is the outcome. What has the world come to…”
In the accompanying pictures, she appears to be sporting two black eyes and a bloody nose and lip. However, people quickly realized the wounds were obviously poorly-applied makeup.
According to theGrio, once people realized what the going on, the Texarkana Police Department posted, and then deleted, a Facebook statement saying they “believe the post to be fake” and “the injuries… are highly questionable.”
When Twitter found out about the mean-spirited hoax, they responded accordingly:
@wrkhrdplyhrd247 I guess she's a lucky lady, has apparently never seen an actual "black eye" in real life. Sad trying to do this.
— Dr. Barbara Seiders (@eigenseide) June 22, 2015
@Karnythia if only we could charge her with a hate crime.
— Meoskop (@meoskop) June 22, 2015
@missjia So she went with the raccoon eye contouring method….I 👀 ya see Miss. Deranged White Lady
— Team♈️NoChillofWakanda (@MsRita73) June 22, 2015
After being mocked on social media, Ashley posted another photo of her “beaten” face on her Instagram profile with her eyes covered by sunglasses. It has since been taken down as well.
“Here is your police report. Sorry I got jumped by three African American young men. I have 2 black eyes and nose still is bleeding, and somehow I am in the wrong. Enough for people to say it was makeup, how embarassing and very rude quite frankly. I don’t want you pitty (sic) attention anything. I’m just warning there are dangerous people in Texarkana be careful. They did this to me for no reason in front of my 3 year old. At Texas side Walmart.”
Despite her unwillingness to admit any wrongdoing, by late Monday morning, all of Ashley’s social media accounts had been either removed or made private. Black and white people alike agree that her attempts to frame black men as dangerous criminals were at best reckless.
Let’s hope this doesn’t become a trend.
You can also give this report a watch below…