It’s a fun world when the left controls the media…
Chris Ball, 25 year-old filmmaker, received a ton of attention on social media after being allegedly attacked by Trump supporters on the night of the election. Here’s the tweet that went uber-viral.
Woke up to hear my great friend was physically attacked last night for being gay. "We have a new president faggot" he was told. I'm hurt. pic.twitter.com/bDJjHl2dyT
— Bhaveek N. Makan (@TehBhav) November 9, 2016
Reported to various news outlets, Ball was at a bar and started to received criticism for his support of Hillary Clinton and being gay. According to Vice …
“People started launching homophobic slurs at me from afar,” he told Metro. “I mean, I kind of got into it, but I didn’t want to provoke them.”
Ball told Metro that some men in the bar allegedly said to him, “We got a new president, you fucking faggots.” Upon leaving the bar, he was allegedly attacked in an alleyway and had a bottle smashed over his head.
“When I came to, I remember waking up and wiping the blood from my eyes,” Ball told Metro, saying that he allegedly fell back from the blow and smashed his head on the concrete. “I called some friends, they picked me up and I went right to the hospital.”
As you can see from the engagement on the Tweet, a story like this deserves a lot of attention, and it received it. However, it may not even be true …
Ball has received a ton of criticism on Twitter and Facebook from people that are insisting that the blood on him is fake. In addition to that, local law enforcement said there was no reports of any of this even happening.
According to Lieut. Saul Rodriguez of the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), there was “absolutely no” report of any such incident happening in the city.
“We have no record of anything like that occurring,” he told VICE Thursday morning. “We have not heard of it from any authorities [in the area].”
To directly contradict that statement, Ball told Vice the “real” story.
Ball notes that he can’t remember the exact bar that he was at during the time of the attack because of how intoxicated he was, but says that it was within Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade. Ball acknowledged that this has likely helped fuel suspicions about the legitimacy of his story, but said that it was not something he thought would be analyzed so quickly.
“Honestly, it’s kind of crazy…I only had blood on my shirt and face because I was [knocked out on the ground] for a while, and when I woke up, I wiped the blood from my eyes and sat with my back against a wall. There wasn’t a wristband in the one photo because I [appeared to be] seriously injured and they brought me right in, so they hadn’t put it on yet.”
You’d think an attack from Trump supporters at a bar would be pretty cut and dry, except when it involves someone from the left who was blacked out drunk. Maybe he fell … ?
In 2010, Ball—under the YouTube stage name and alias “Chris Bawl”—was reported on by CTV for attracting the attention of Calgary authorities with “daredevil” stunts he was posting online, which included him jumping off cliffs, surfing on cars, and hanging off of bridges.
Ball did provide Vice with a copy of his supposed discharge papers from the hospital, but the skeptics are still out there regarding HOW he hurt his head.
Snopes.com, the famous myth debunking site, currently has the incident listed as “unproven.”
A hospital report, but no police reports, is a sure sign the would could have been self-inflicted.
“I’ve been very tempted to chime in, but I held back. I don’t really know whether I should keep talking about this [and face possible harassment,] or just stay quiet…I’m a little numb to be honest. This all feels surreal.”
Don’t believe everything you read.