One Texas woman became the joke of the Internet after she reportedly attempted to fake a hate crime and received an incredible amount of backlash on social media.
Ashley Casey Martin first posted to Facebook with pictures of herself. In the photos, she appeared to be injured – at least, she thought she looked injured. Her unrealistic makeup, however, led to her falsified hate crime story going viral.
“Just got jumped by 4 African Americans ourside [sic] of the as Walmart they are in a white ford 150 extended cab. Arkansas tags. They hit me inside Walmart and were cussing,” Martin wrote. “I was very polite and asked them to lower their voices … this is the outcome.”
Social media users were quick to respond and accuse Martin of faking her injuries.
“Yes, Ashley Casey Martin’s raccoon eyes and bald lies are hysterically bad,” one Twitter user wrote, “but she is trying to incite racial violence.”
At one point, even the Texarkana Police released a statement on Martin’s actions, Inquisitr reports. The statement noted that Martin is “emotionally disturbed” and that she’s attempting to get the service she needs. In order to avoid further difficulties, the police removed Martin’s Facebook post.