A Chicago white man being arrested for giving out unseasoned food to locals on Memorial Day is satirical news. There is no truth to a report that an elderly man had been arrested because he had handed out unseasoned potato salad, unseasoned steak and chicken, as well as kool-aid with “barely any sugar” on Memorial Day. If the story sounds wild and crazy that is because it is just that as it is false.
Where did this satirical news originate? Huzlers published the satirical news article on May 29, 2018, reporting that a white elderly man from Chicago was arrested for serving unseasoned food to African-Americans during an event for Memorial Day. You can read the satirical news article below.
CHICAGO – A white Chicago man has been arrested for serving unseasoned food to locals at Chicago’s lakefront on memorial day.
Larry Davis, 61, was arrested Memorial Day afternoon after reports that he was giving out “unseasoned food” to locals out on the lakefront. After multiple people notified the authorities of a man serving embarrassingly unseasoned food, 2 black police officers arrived and arrested Larry after deciding the food was horribly unseasoned. According to people who tried the food, Larry was serving unseasoned potato salad, unseasoned steak and chicken, as well as kool-aid with “barely any sugar”.
“The white man always trynna kill a brotha” said DaShawn Jefferson, “White people really can’t season food if their life depended on it, I had to call the police.” Although Larry was doing something nice for the community by giving away food, authorities say Larry was doing more bad than good. “Someone could’ve died” said CPD superintendent Eddie T. Johnson.
However, there is no truth to the above story. What is the problem with the story to make it false? Of course, there is no legitimate news coverage of such a story. A simple search of “Larry Davis” and “Memorial Day” through The Chicago Tribune comes up with no results for the alleged above story.
Additionally, the photograph used in the satirical news can originally be found here. The man is actually Joe Rickey Hundley of Hayden, Idaho, who was charged with assaulting a minor. Hundley allegedly uttered a racial slur and slapped a crying 19-month-old boy on a Delta Air Lines flight. Hundley pleaded guilty and has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison.
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Here are some examples of people sharing the satirical news on social media.
Memorial Day Tragedy: White Man Arrested For Giving Out Unseasoned Food To Locals https://t.co/q8RO70wEn1
— Rush Martinez (@RushMartinez1) May 30, 2018
What did you think of the satirical news article that a Chicago white man was arrested for giving out unseasoned food to locals on Memorial Day? Did you believe the satirical news article or see people sharing it falsely on social media? Let us know in the comments section.
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Author: Shawn Rice