HOAX: Girl who was reportedly held down by white boys who cut off her dreadlocks admits to making up the story - The Peoples Ledger

HOAX: Girl who was reportedly held down by white boys who cut off her dreadlocks admits to making up the story


September 30th, 2019

It never happened.

The shocking story out of Virginia where a young black girl was reportedly held down by three white boys who cut off her dreadlocks never happened.

12-year-old Amari Allen and her family have issued an apology for all the harm they have caused the school and her alleged attackers.

Last week, the story went viral, especially with the horrific details she gave during interviews about the incident that took place at Immanuel Christian School.

“They said my hair was nappy and I was ugly,” she told WRC-TV. “They put their hands over my mouth. They put my hands behind my back. And they started cutting my hair and saying it was ugly.”

Just like the Jussie Smollett story, media outlets couldn’t wait to look into the incident before relentlessly pumping it out. The fact that second lady Karen Pence also teaches at this alleged bastion of bigotry, they couldn’t resist.

However, the girl is a child. What she did was terrible, and for sure, she will be punished. The real problem is that the media and pundits still have not learned their lesson. If a story seems to fit a larger narrative they are trying to push, they won’t even consider that it could be a complete fabrication. You expect politicians to do this (see below from Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib), but not news outlets who are supposed to do some fact checking..

It’s like that famous saying, ‘a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.’

The media needs to do a better job of qualifying stories like this that are of such an incendiary nature.

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