Vancouver: African-American woman went into hiding after acid attack
An African-American Vancouver woman went into hiding after she saw a composite drawing of the suspect in the reported acid attack across from Esther Short Park.Needless to say...I would not.
..."Actually, that first weekend after the drawing became available," said Leann Johnson, "I went out Friday night and did some shopping and didn't go out the rest of the weekend because I was concerned."
After that, Johnson said she was "hyper-vigilant in terms of my surroundings and awareness."
Johnson said she noticed people would pause and look at her.
"I don't know what their motivations were around that," she said of people looking at her, "but I did feel vulnerable, and I was concerned that I would be either asked or accosted in some way."
...Johnson’s reaction to Storro’s parents’ apology is, “If it’s intended for somebody like me who felt vulnerable as a result, then yes, I accept the apology.”
This woman had to put her daily life on hold and flee because some bitch made up a horrendous story. And no, we can't look over the racial aspect of this. Vancouver is 84.81% white versus 2.5% black and Lord only knows what could've happened to this woman - not to mention all the other black women in that city - if Bethany-fucking-Storro had insisted that her attacker was real.
I am really grateful Zehnder wrote this article, by the way. It's nice to see someone other than us pointing out the effects of this hoax had on WoC.