Rumors are spreading involving Kendra Shanice Reid and Porn Star Trazcy Kush after a video went viral on Facebook allegedly showing a black woman being hung by white supremacists
People began saying the woman in the video is Reid who was found hanging in a park in April
People also began saying Kush is the woman in the video which she has denied via her Twitter
The video appears to have first been uploaded to Daily Motion in February
Many believe the video to be fake however there is no solid evidence to prove that as of now
Daily Motion removed the video Friday afternoon after it had gone viral
A video that went viral on Friday allegedly shows white supremacists hanging a kidnapped black girl. While there is little known about the video, this is what we know so far.
Kendra Shanice Reid
The first rumor to spread was that the girl in the video is Kendra Shanice Reid. Reid’s body was found hanging in a wooded area of Finch Park shortly after 9 a.m. on April 28.
Many believe that foul play was involved in Reid’s death, even though local law enforcement have the death marked as a suicide at this time. The growing doubt that her death was a suicide helped fuel the fire behind the rumor that she is the girl in the viral video.
Reid’s body was found outside, while the girl in the viral video is hung inside. While that may not be enough evidence for some to believe that it is not Reid in the video, the origin of the video is.
The video appears to have been first uploaded to Daily Motion in February, two months before Reid’s death. The video was uploaded by “Confederate’s Revenge” and believed to be a response to a hate crime that occurred in January.
After the video had gone viral on Friday, Daily Motion removed the video. However, a simple Google search shows the video and when it was uploaded as seen in the screenshot below.
Another rumor claims it is hardcore porn star Trazcy Kush in the video. Kush has been in films with the racially charged porn group Ghetto Gaggers. Without going into too much detail, you can imagine this is not your typical ho-hum porn.
While the girl in the video does bear a resemblance to the pornstar, Kush has responded to accusations of her being in the viral video and denies any connection to it. Screenshots below show Kush’s response from her Twitter account.
There are some who are confused and believe the video was filmed using the Facebook LIVE feature. This rumor is not true. Once again, the video was uploaded to Daily Motion in February and was edited before release.
Is The Video Real
While these rumors have been ruled out, the main question still exists. Is the video real? At this time we have reasons to believe the video is a fake, but with the original video being pulled, it is proving to be a challenge to obtain the evidence to back that claim. These are some of the red flags we have noticed.
The first warning sign that it could be fake is the video’s lifespan. This supposed lynching was able to live in the wild for three months before it went viral during a time of multiple civil rights groups constantly scraping the Web looking for material of this nature.
Another warning sign is that no white supremacist group has claimed the video, which you would think they would for the recognition and opportunity for new recruits.
Finally, the video keeps cuts several times leaving out any actual violence. Typically when we see videos of this nature, the creators want to show the violence, especially when coming from a hate group, to send a clear message and spread fear.
At one point the girl is tossed to the ground. The video cuts and when it comes back she is knocked out from an unknown attack. A man begins urinating on her motionless body, but the scene has been blurred out during editing.
There is also no crime that appears to be linked to the video. This could be due to several other factors, such as the body having yet to be discovered.
While these are just some of the red flags we have noticed that could discredit the authenticity of the video, there is nothing solid at this point to dismiss the video as a fake. Even if the video is a fake, the message it sends is disturbing.
The message throughout the video reads, “Torture a white kid? Be prepared for this! We won’t stop until the last ape leaves OUR LAND! This is what you deserve! Your Next.”
The video can be seen below. It is broken in to two clips, and is believed to still be missing up to 30 seconds of video. If you feel the need, you can watch the video and come to your own conclusion of the authenticity. Regardless of the video being real, it still delivers a truly disturbing message.