The other day I blogged about the story “What Happened When My Son Wore a Pink Headband to WalMart” by Katie Vyktoriah Carpenter. Time for an update.
If you haven’t read her story, here it is in a nutshell: Katie claims that her toddler was accosted by a homophobic jerk while shopping, and that this jerk pulled a pink headband off her son and said (among other things), “Your son is a f*cking fa***t. He’ll get shot for it one day.”
Lots of people think the story is fake, but then a lot of people think it isn’t. True or not true, it sure says a great deal that the story is so believable. Anyway, here are the developments:
- Huffpo pulled down her original post and put up this note:
“Editor’s Note: HuffPost provides a platform for bloggers to share their thoughts and experiences. In a post published last week, an author described witnessing an incident that is now being investigated by local law enforcement. At the blogger’s request, we have removed the post. We have also confirmed with investigators that they are in contact with the author.”
- This story cropped up. Apparently the police responded to a call at Katie’s home, found her suicidal, and under the Baker Act, took her into custody:
Carpenter told deputies, according to the report, “that the attention obtained by her story and the negative comments and communications to her had become too much stress and she could not handle the situation…anymore,” and was thinking of killing herself.
I can’t wait to see how this plays out…