A blind man in Texas filing for divorce after learning that his wife is black is fake news. There is no truth to a report that an Austin, Texas, man divorced his wife of 32 years because he only now discovered that she was African-American. If the story sounds wild and crazy that is because it is just that as it is false.
Where did this fake news originate? World News Daily Report published the fake news article reporting that a 59-year old blind white man in Texas was divorcing his wife of many years because of his racism and discovery that she was African-American. You can read the fake news article below.
Austin, Tx | A blind man filed for divorce this morning at the Travis County Courthouse, claiming that his wife hid from him for 32-years, the fact that she was African American.
59-year old John Paul Davis accused his wife, 56-year old Latoyah Johnson, of taking advantage of his handicap to “dishonestly and fraudulently make him believe that she was Caucasian”.
He claims that she knew that he would never have accepted to marry her if he “had known that she was black”, and consciously hid her origins from him for more than three decades.
“This perfidious and treacherous woman abused my generosity and good nature for more than 30 years, by pretending to be someone else,” Mr Davis told reporters. “I only learned that she was black three weeks ago, when a friend told me. She let me believe during all these years that she was white, so she could profit from me. She’s a despicable fraud! She should be jailed for what she did!”
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 actually happening. A simple search of The Austin American-Statesman comes up with no results about “John Paul Davis.”
Additionally, the origin of the photograph can be found here. The man is actually Peter Edward “Ginger” Baker who is an English drummer and the founder of the rock band Cream.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
Clayton Bigsby is real https://t.co/HFuJTsSNX4
— James Coleman (@biggamejames36) May 30, 2018
What in the what? If you don’t stop https://t.co/vClEJK0NdR
— Curtis C Perryman Sr (@pastorperryman) May 29, 2018
Strange man needs prayers, praying that his heart will know what LOVE is. https://t.co/ZTLWiYWIuj
— Thomas Rachal (@motowntom) June 1, 2018
What in world? https://t.co/BJbYNQQFVO
— Tonia Lee Smith (@ToniaLeeSmith) May 30, 2018
Finally, and most importantly, World News Daily Report carries the following disclaimer:
World News Daily Report assumes all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any person, living, dead or undead, is purely a miracle.
If this sounds familiar it is because it is similar to Dave Chappelle’s “Clayton Bigsby” character. In that sketch, Chappelle plays a blind black KKK leader who does not know that he is black.
What did you think of the fake news article that a blind man in Texas was filing for divorce after learning that his wife is black? Did you believe the fake 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