Miranda Fugate has become an instant Internet celebrity after the Ohio teenager got hit in the back of a head with a shovel during a fight with a fellow teen.
A video of the fight has gone viral and become a meme.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Video Of Her Being Hit With a Shovel Went Viral
2. The Bout Began With a Brutal Fist Fight
In the full 8-minute video of the fight that you can watch above, the battle seems to be pre-arranged. The two obviously don’t like each other, but they fight surrounded by their friends and with a lot of set ground rules. They wait for each other to be ready to fight and even giggle before going at it. But the punching and face shots are rough.
3. Contrary to Published Reports, She’s Not Dead
After the shovel video went viral Tuesday night, several websites published erroneous reports that Miranda had died from injuries sustained from the shovel blow.
Huzlers.com reported the story as follows:
OHIO – Miranda Fugate Lockwood died of serious head injuries after being hit with a shovel in the head by an old friend of hers named Emily Powers. The whole thing was caught on video and posted all over the internet and generated around 500,000 video views in just 2 days.
A Twitter account in Miranda’s name even tweeted a link to the Huzlers story with the hashtag #RIPMiranda.
— Miranda Fugate (@iMirandaFugate) May 7, 2014
4. Her Facebook Page is Covered in School Fight Videos
Miranda appears to be no stranger to school fights. Starting in December 2012, she began posting “funny videos” to her Youtube channel and requesting her friends to subscribe. From her Facebook page, it appears that most of those videos were clips of fights with titles like, “Guy punches girl in the face,” and “School fight NO hair pulling just wrecking.”
5. She Was Hit By Emily Power
After the video went viral, someone by the name of Emily Powers made a Twitter account to defend herself from online attacks, identifying herself as the young woman who wielded the shovel.