If the Internet is to be believed, a 17 year old is suing his parents for being born white. But is it true?
While the US has a history of some pretty bizarre lawsuits, this isn’t one of them. The article comes courtesy of a website called WorldNewsDailyReport.com that tells the story of Anthony Dwight who apparently claims he suffered his whole life from shame of being born white.
A portion of that story reads –
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.
“Isn’t there enough white people on this planet already? Haven’t we inflicted enough suffering, racism and oppression in this world?” he asked reporters.
It is, however, entirely false. The story was published and created by WorldNewsDailyReport.com, which is a spoof website famous for publishing nonsense stories related to crime and the law. There are no legitimate reports matching this tale.
What’s more, the image used to illustrate the article doesn’t show a teenager named Anthony Dwight, rather is shows then-17-year-old Dylan Schumaker who was sentenced to 25 years to life for the murder of a toddler.
As such, none of the story is real and should be circulated as genuine. World News Daily Report has a disclaimer on their website that reads in part –
WNDR assumes however 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 persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.