Did 17-year-old Anthony Dwight sue his parents for being born white? No, that's still not true: the story was already disproven in September 2017 but has recently gone viral again. It is not real.
St-Louis, MO | A 17-year-old is undertaking one of the most controversial lawsuits of the history of the country as he is suing his own biological parents for being born white.
Anthony Dwight, 17, claims he has suffered his whole life from the shame of being born white.
"When I was a kid, I'd spend hours in the shower trying to wash off the white off my skin, but it would never go away," he recalls painfully.
Back in September of 2017 we already debunked this one:
Hoax Alert Fake news website World News Daily Report published an article titled " 17-year-old teenager sues his parents for being born white" which opened: St-Louis, MO | A 17-year-old is undertaking one of the most controversial lawsuits of the history of the country as he is suing his own biological parents for being born white.
It is unclear why it suddenly became popular again.
The website World News Daily Report is a well known satire website specialized in posting hoaxes and made up stories. The disclaimer on their website is pretty clear about that even though you have to scroll all the way down the page to find it:
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.
It is run by Janick Murray-Hall and Olivier Legault, who also run the satirical Journal de Mourréal, a satirical site spoofing the (real) Journal de Montéal. Very often their stories feature an image showing a random crazy mugshot found in a mugshot gallery on the internet or on a stock photo website superimposed over a background of flashing police lights or crime scene tape.
Articles from the site are frequently copied (sometimes even months or years later) by varous fake news websites that omit the satire disclaimer and present the information as real.
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