Shaun King Doesn’t Rebut Story About His Racial History in Twitter Meltdown

Shaun King
CNN

Shaun King, the embattled Black Lives Matter activist at the centre of a swirling controversy about his race, posted dozens of tweets today in response to our report that he is actually white but failed to rebut the central fact in our story.

Despite the huge, meandering tweetstorm, King failed to address the central question of whether or not he is white, instead alluding vaguely to a “hurtful, scandalous” racial past.

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634050339826741248

Other media outlets, such as the Daily Beast, are now flatly reporting that although King has claimed to be biracial he is in fact white.

Progressive media are still ignoring the story, obviously.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634001538986438656

King didn’t reply right away to our revelations this morning but waited until the story was trending worldwide to weigh in. (The story is currently the number one trending topic in the United States.)

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634070418022879233

Then, in a series of mystifying and self-contradictory posts, King addressed allegations made by blogger Vicki Pate that he is really white — and whether or not he lied to Oprah Winfrey in order to secure an Oprah scholarship to historically black Morehouse College.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634049927992221696

He attempted — and failed — to pick holes in our story, citing “17 lies” but providing only three examples, all of them nonsensical. He never said whether he was black or white, only that he had never lied to Oprah or Morehouse College, which is hard to believe.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634044753538076673

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634045128823468032

He claimed that our reporting was a “white supremacist conspiracy.”

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634035552426323968

He dismissed other news sources and, offering no evidence, libels our source as a “white supremacist.”

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634043287775637505

He wrongly claimed that we accused him of lying when in fact we merely pointed out inconsistencies in his story.

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634045455509364737

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634045629564633088

Then there was a bizarre sequence where he sketched out possibly the most complex family story in America.

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634045953994039296

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634046091084845056

And then this.

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634047209760288768

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634047407920128000

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634047743003095040

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634048098164195328

https://twitter.com/ShaunKing/status/634048962400546816

But King addressed the question of whether or not he was black, simply saying — implausibly — that he had “never lied” about it. Some of his tweets were numbered, some not, but in total he tweeted over 40 times without ever addressing the subject directly.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634045424127619072

Sure as night follows day, progressive activists fall back on the victimhood defence to distract good-natured readers from the facts. King did not disappoint.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634053093517361152

Reactions from Twitter, especially from black users, have been uncompromising.

https://twitter.com/PlainOlCamm/status/634020376985661441

https://twitter.com/CoolWithA_K/status/634019486203518976

https://twitter.com/1938loren/status/634019657091977216

As the author of the original story, I had a go too, of course.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/633987254759911424

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/633986755046318080

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634007665950261249

Meanwhile, tweeters are unearthing what could be highly inconvenient historical remarks from King in which he uses the n-word.

https://twitter.com/Nero/status/634053655583457280

The case continues.

 

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