Here’s what that’s all about:
1. Venny Was a Racist Twitter Troll
@DarthVenn collected as many haters as followers, in the course of her prolific tweeting career, in which she offered up such 140 character witticisms as “Only dark skin men get aids.”
This is why they turned RT @DarthVenn: Morning white men, have a great day at work. Morning black men, may u get that championship on NBA 2K
— GiGi✨ (@GinaMontana_) February 21, 2014
— Chárlestôn Alęxandęr (@A2daO) February 5, 2014
Although her account has been deleted, a review of her previous retweets and mentions shows that much of DarthVenn’s output was more playful than offensive:
— Beyoncé (@ModelGoneWild) February 5, 2014
— Lil Lurk (@ShawnBre3zy) February 4, 2014
2. A Video Was Posted Supposedly Revealing Venny IRL
This morning, a video was uploaded to Youtube that purportedly shows the real life Venny, who bares little resemblance to her profile pic, and is significantly less conventionally attractive. The video was uploaded by an account registered to Kelly Soprano.
The video features shakey smartphone footage of a heavyset woman walking away from her camera wielding interlocutor, and out into an Applebees parking lot.
3. Mean Memes Were Made
Ah ah the venny thing has been tweeting face since,we asked for a body pic to proof us wrong, who can't do face? See pic.twitter.com/fuAzrCz09b
— TA™ (@Tolu_XCV) February 21, 2014
The woman in the video is overweight, and her back looks oddly lumpy in the sweater she’s wearing, and the internet went WILD.
Yo why Venny look like a popped open Pillsbury roll can? pic.twitter.com/Z4NX91Jsrk
— Whois_jake (@Whois_jake) February 21, 2014
— Ciroc E. Balboa (@NFC_PHREE) February 21, 2014
4. DarthVenn Denies the Video Is Actually of Her
Before deleting her account, DarthVenn seems to have embraced the video, changing her profile picture to a split screen of her old avatar, and a still of the girl from the Youtube video.
In her tweets she seems alternately bemused and horrified at how much attention the viral clip has garnered:
5. Everyone Should Be Nicer to Each Other on the Internet Being We Are All of Us Human
There are two possibilities here:
One is that an overweight woman was trying to enjoy a meal at Applebees, when she was chased down by a stranger with an iphone, and had her body made into an object of national mockery.
The second is that an overweight woman with a sharp wit, some racial prejudice, and an unhealthy desire for provoking people had the same thing happen to her.
Neither of which seem like good things.
Not that I want to be a wet blanket to all of you who are having fun with this whole mess.
Or…maybe I do want to be that wet blanket.
I just hope you don’t ever find me in the bathroom of a TGIFridays.