The world’s most notorious white black man, Shaun King, has faced ridicule, abandonment and humiliation over the past few days thanks to a variety of monumental fuck-ups. As if it couldn’t get any worse for the Black Lives Matter activist, his Twitter followers are now leaving him too.
King has lost nearly 3,000 followers in just a few days after being effectively booted out of the Black Lives Matter movement by other high profile activists, including DeRay Mckesson, and the number keeps on growing as hashtags like #UnfollowShaunKing grow in popularity. For public figures, drops in Twitter followers are extremely rare.
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As you can see from the graph via Twittercounter.com, King’s popularity was on the rise before a variety of inflammatory statements and curious claims were made by the black man with two white biological parents (at least according to his birth certificate!) on Twitter this week. His follower count now plunges near-vertically in a fashion similar to “Saw,” a ride at my local amusement park.
A few wags on Twitter have wondered if the drop is thanks to mass-blocking by King, whose fondness for the block button has been well documented — usually by those asking him where all that money went.
Here at Breitbart Tech we can only wonder as to what King will do next, now that his followers, the last claim to influence and credibility the New York Daily News “senior justice writer” has left, are also starting to turn away.
Charlie Nash is a libertarian writer, memeologist, and child prodigy. When he is not writing, he can usually be found chilling at the Korova Milk Bar, mingling with the infamous. You can follow him on Twitter at @MrNashington.