Rosa Parks’ Grave Being Vandalized After Daughter Praises Trump’s Charlottesville Statement Is Fake News
By Erica Abbott
Reports that Rosa Parks’ grave was vandalized after her daughter praised President Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville are false. Rumors that the civil rights icon’s grave was vandalized in the wake of her purported daughter defending Trump stemmed from a self-described “whimsical satire” website.
According to Hoax Alert, the fake claim originated on Our Land of the Free, a website that is known for publishing fake news and satire. The article claimed that the grave was damaged in order to take revenge on Muriel Parks-Griffin, who had purportedly praised Trump’s statement on the deadly Charlottesville rally. It purported:
Democrats love to say they’re the party of racial tolerance, but after civil rights legend Rosa Parks’ daughter spoke out in support of Donald Trump, liberals acted like liberals and trashed her mom’s grave.
Parks is buried at the Rosa Parks Memorial Cemetery in Birmingham, Alabama and Leftists decided to get their revenge on Muriel Parks-Griffin for calling our President a “modern civil rights hero” by trashing her grave.
Vandals knocked over her headstone and sprayed the “anarchy” sign that is often seen in groups of “antifa” instigators.
There are, however, several issues with the fake report. First, as previously stated, the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” did not have any children, therefore, no praise was given to Trump in the first place from anyone connected to Parks. Second, in the initial fake report that claimed Parks’ daughter had praised Trump, the name was Muriel Parks-Rosenberg, not Parks-Griffin. The photos used in the fake reports also do not match (the first image is actually former Ohio state senator Nina Turner while the second shows a “motivational speaker.”). Third, Parks’ grave is not located in Birmingham, Alabama—she is buried in Detroit, Michigan, where she died in 2005 at age 92.
Lastly, Our Land of the Free clearly states in their disclaimer that their articles are not meant to be taken seriously:
Ourlandofthefree.com makes no guarantee that anything you find here will be based at all in reality. All posts should be considered satirical and all images photoshopped to look like something they’re not. It’s not you, it’s me.
During a news conference last week, Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville on “both sides.” He defended his initial remarks that placed the blame on “many sides,” saying, “I think there is blame on both sides. You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent.” He faced criticism for failing to stand by his statement in which he condemned the KKK and neo-Nazis.
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake story on social media:
Social Media Shares Fake Story about Rosa Parks’ Grave Being Vandalized After Daughter Defends Trump
THIS IS SICK! https://t.co/7xlXV2eVye
— Oscar Fuentes (@oscar23_fuentes) August 23, 2017
If you notice Rosa Parks would be someone that they would defend but you speak Go to the full article.
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