Brittany Parsons' "Right Before I Called ICE" Post

Brittany Parsons' "Right Before I Called ICE" Post

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Overview

Brittany Parsons' "Right Before I Called ICE" Post refers to a viral Facebook post of a white woman standing next to a person of color and the caption "Right before I called ICE on the whole pier." Many criticized the post, accusing the woman of racism.

Background

On July 12th, 2019, Brittany Parsons posted the image on Facebook,[1] claiming, perhaps sarcastically, that she would call immigration authorities on people of color at a pier in Key West, Florida. The post assumes the other people on pier are undocumented immigrants, referencing the ongoing dispute between Republican and Democratic Americans about immigration in the United States (shown below). The post received more than 4,500 reactions, 2,000 shares and 1,500 comments.


Brittany Parsons July 12 Right before I called ICE on the whole pier Southern Most Part of the US "Key West". -at 4.5K 1.6K Comments 2.4K Shares Share Like

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Online Reaction

On July 28th, Redditor [2] spinelli420 posted the photograph in the /r/iamatotalpieceofshit subreddit. The post received more than 330 points *88% upvoted) and 125 comments in 24 hours.

According to DiscussGlobal.com,[3] some on social media referred to Parsons as "Border Patrol Brittany". Parsons responded to criticism by writing, "Good luck. Everyone may the game be in your favor you’ve all exposed yourself you should pray you aren’t illegal bc I got DEA FBI AND ICE messaging me" (shown below).


Brittany Parsons Good luck. Everyone may the game be in your favor you've all exposed yourself you should pray you aren't illegal bc I got DEA FBI AND ICE messaging me https://m.facebook.com /wwwICEgov/ 257 Immigration And Customs Enforcement (ICE) Government Organization Washington, DC ICE

On July 28th, the website DeadState.org[4] published an article about the post. Many shared the article and expressed their opinions of Parsons, calling her a racist (examples below).


It's my mission in life to ensure that Trump-sucking #Nazis like #BrittanyParsons never, ever hold a job anywhere. This article and her facebook post should be on page 1 every time her name is googled deadstate.org/woman-poses-in... #Racist Woman poses in photo next to brown-skinned man: 'Right before I called ICE' A Florida woman recently went viral for all the wrong reasons after she posted a photo to Facebook of herself alongside a man who was minding his own business.. deadstate.org 7:37 AM Jul 29, 2019 Twitter Web App There are people who live in such a powerful bubble that they think this is a good idea for a public Facebook post Woman poses in photo next to brown-skinned man: 'Right before I called ICE' A Florida woman recently went viral for all the wrong reasons after she posted a photo to Facebook of herself alongside a man who was minding his own business... &deadstate.org 8:50 PM Jul 28, 2019 Twitter Web App Brittany Parson is another racist idiot emboldened by the ugliness of Trump Woman poses in photo next to brown-skinned man: 'Right before I called ICE' - Woman poses in photo next to brown-skinned man: 'Right before I called ICE A Florida woman recently went viral for all the wrong reasons after she posted a photo to Facebook of herself alongside a man who was minding his own business.. &deadstate.org 7:29 AM Jul 29, 2019 Twitter Web Client

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