After all the hoaxes, who really believes this is what it seems?
A disturbing video making the rounds online is being greeted with widespread skepticism.
It shows a crazy woman yelling at someone holding a camera, going on a vicious rant against him and then spitting on him.
The video can be viewed below:
According to reports, the woman – identified as Talya Davidson – has been arrested.
UPDATE: A woman, Talya Davidson, arrested by the sign has been charged with Assault, plus 3 counts of assault against a peace officer.
— Lucas Meyer (@meyer_lucas) August 12, 2019
While the video appears to be real, there is widespread skepticism towards her supposed political affiliations, with many the vast majority of people referring to it as ‘staged.’
Her Facebook page also appears quite odd, featuring a Conservative logo, a message to “vote for the patriarchy,” and other posts which seem ‘too convenient.’
And here’s the really weird thing, there appear to be only two days worth of posts on the page. Earlier, I had reported that it appeared the page was only two days old, and now it has been revealed that the page has been around for a while, but all her old posts were deleted. However, some were recovered by The Post Millennial.
Also, it includes a link to ‘taliadavidson.wordpress.com,’ but that page is ‘protected’ and cannot be accessed.
Additionally, her YouTube account has just two days worth of posts on it.
Here’s what people are saying:
100% staged. Can’t believe you’d push #fakenews like this. Find out who she is and identify her, and I guarantee she isn’t real with this racist garbage, and likely has links to left wing political organizers. Prove me wrong. But you won’t because it helps your agenda.
— Bernard Hancock (@ruffnecknation) August 12, 2019
David, this looks totally staged. But this is the world we're living in and journalists have a responsibility to treat these things with extra care and a healthy dose of skepticism.
— Alan Fryer (@alanfryermedia) August 12, 2019
Sure. Because staged bigotry always has a handy sign with Andrew scheer’s name on it. Setup. Bad acting. Get real, morons. Demand the police. This actress broke the law.
#cpc #cndpoli #conservativeparty #abpoli #ucp #calgarycentre #yyc #calgary #pipelines #Alberta
— Greg McLean (@GregMcLeanYYC) August 12, 2019
I’m guessing this has been staged…it would be helpful for someone to identify her and anything else…
— John Wright (@JohnWrightLive) August 12, 2019
This looks staged. You might want to do some fact checking.
— themsteri (@teririch) August 12, 2019
This looks super staged; Saul Alinsky tactics poorly executed. https://t.co/M19sJsNRpD
— Graeme Gordon (@GraemeCGordon) August 12, 2019
Still, the Conservatives were quick to respond and condemn the racist woman:
First reaction: this is staged. But if it’s not, to this woman – for the love of all that’s holy, we don’t want your vote. We fight against your actions. There’s no home for this type of garbage racist crap in my party, in Canada, or anywhere. I hope you seek help and find peace. https://t.co/QIUuprsaVd
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) August 12, 2019
I don’t know who this woman is, but there is no place in our party or our country for her hateful language. I condemn her behaviour and racist comments. https://t.co/khSV7hAWO4
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) August 12, 2019
Something about this certainly seems off, and people are rightfully demanding more answers before believing the narrative.
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