Spoof comic claims authorship of NY Times op-ed: 'How Can I Cure My White Guilt?'
I don't know if the New York Times was hoaxed by a by a comedian pretending to be ridiculously P.C. about collective "white guilt," and it almost doesn't matter. The fact that the New York Times published this op-ed is simultaneously horrifying and hilarious ("horrifarious" in the useful neologism coined by talk show host Joe Getty):
Tom Maguire of Just One Minute spotted a tweet raising doubt of about the authorship:
... is this for real, or has the NY Times flipped the keys to The Onion?
You know what? Go with your gut and bet 'The Onion'. As best I can tell, the Times writers and editors are serious. Authorship of the letter however, is claimed by a spoof comic who – take a seat, please – mocks the eternally woke.
I wrote this letter to the New York Times under my poetic alter ego “Whitey”, a privileged cisgender white girl from Harlem.— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) August 16, 2018
I feel my letter encapsulates the way that all white people should feel about themselves.
Still can’t believe they published it.https://t.co/Uxd4E9cn2R
To all the doubters, I fucking DID write that letter to the New York Times. Do not deny my lived experience. pic.twitter.com/0equ4Lxn5J— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) August 16, 2018
So far, no satirists have claimed credit for getting Sarah Jeong hired for the editorial board at the Times.
Hat tip: Clarice Feldman