Last Tuesday, June 27th, a poor soul named Mo made a profound error in judgement and claimed she shot the video in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina:
Twitter's reaction was swift and unforgiving:
People starting posting photos of the REAL Myrtle Beach:
Before long, any random photo could be from "Myrtle Beach":
Some users were pretty unapologetic in their mockery:
The original poster, @23Mullikin, claims the post was a joke:
1) it literally says the account the video is from— Mo (@23Mullikin) July 1, 2017
2) i live at myrtle and know it doesn't look like that
3) it was a joke
But whether or not the original post was written in jest, once Twitter sinks its teeth into a lie, it won't let go. Replies continue to pour in, making fun of the "stolen" video:
Growing up as a Muslim-Albanian family with very patriarchal ideas on the way a family is supposed to operate, my idea of what a father should be was a very "man's man" one.
He brings home the bacon, laughs maybe five times a year, and was really into Clint Eastwood and Martin Scorcese movies. Oh, and a Marlboro Red had to be perpetually hanging out the side of his mouth.
Fast forward years later and here I am, dadding it up, and I'm not that, like, at all. The manliest thing I probably do is hit the gym, bro, and not shave my chest hair. Other than that though, I'm nothing like the former generation of "guy's guys" that raised me. Which I'm totally cool with, because I'm already learning special hair braids to try out on my daughter once she gets older. Because her old man might be a North Jersey meathead, but he's going to be a meathead who doesn't mind having tea parties and getting his nails painted with his little girl.