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Breitbart reported on the latest scandal involving a leftist activist pretending to be suffering minority to push their narrative.
BethAnn McLaughlin is a white woman and active member of the #MeToo movement. She is also a former assistant professor in the neurology department at Vanderbilt University. McLaughlin is being accused of using a fake account and posing as a bisexual American Indian woman on Twitter for a number of years.
In 2018, McLaughlin reportedly co-founded a tech-centered support group for females that had been sexually harassed in science, engineering, and math careers. MeTooSTEM collected mostly anonymous stories about mistreatment and has since dissolved.
The group failed after several members complained that McLaughlin was abusive and secretly raised and kept $79,000.
McLaughlin was even a co-winner of the “Disobedience Award” from MIT and collected one-third of the $250,000 prize money before being outed as the person behind a minority account of a woman who supposedly died of the coronavirus.
McLaughlin allegedly created a Twitter account for a fake person who she pretended was a bisexual Hopi Indian that was employed at Arizona State University after she “fled the south because of their oppression of queer folk.”.
“@Sciencing_Bi” was the handle McLaughlin is accused of creating before 2016.
@Sciencinf_Bi contributed to many discussions occurring in the science and technology communities, especially those centered around social justice and leftist activism.
McLaughlin allegedly used the account to spread awareness for a petition that was aimed at giving her tenure status at the university. She also is being accused of using the account to praise herself and fire back at those that criticized McLaughlin.
As evidence piled up and suspicion grew, the coronavirus pandemic changed the world. @Sciencing_Bi posted on Twitter that her position at ASU was being cut as part of cutbacks from the coronavirus shutdowns.
McLaughlin not only expressed sorrow for the death of her “friend”, she held a virtual memorial service.
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It was McLaughlin who used her own Twitter account to announce @Sciencing_Bi’s passing, and the result was a number of online tributes written by people who had been fooled, as well as a Zoom memorial.
Yes, you read that correctly; McLaughlin went so far as to hold a Zoom memorial for her fake Twitter account.
Naturally, it was McLaughlin who mourned the loudest and received all kinds of sympathy over the terrible loss of her friend.
Twitter has now removed both the @Sciencing_Bi account and McLaughlin’s account, but screenshots show McLaughlin milked the “loss” for all it was worth.
-I don’t know what her students or my students who loved her will do. She made million first nations indigenous contacts for metoostem. I don’t have the lifetime of good will or knowledge of everyone she helped.
-Looking at her side of the bed and crying. Just a lot of crying. I literally can do nothing. No [funeral] services. I can’t get her stuff out of quarantine [sic]. Just crying and reading texts.
-No one has ever had my back like that. I don’t know what I’m going to do.
-Selfishly I knew she’d get better. She had to be here in a month to help me with being deposed in my harasshole case. I didn’t bother to think if I had reserves because she did. She did for the students and stuff. She’d happily bare knuckly fight a grabby field assistant.
-Please read her timeline. She was forced by her university to teach in person until April. Campus closed and she was in the hospital a week later.
-Be mad but be more mad that BIPOC community is most vulnerable and underrepresented on campus. We are killing them.
-We are going to pour one out for her on Zoom tonight.
-Seem like she was just on this couch I’m on … It’s so fucked up to not have funerals anymore … this isn’t right.