The woman, appropriately nicknamed BBQ Becky, who called the cops on Black people enjoying a barbecue in Oakland, California is still losing. After endless memes and commentary, people in Oakland packed Lake Merritt yesterday afternoon for a full blown barbecue, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
BBQ’n While Black organizer Logan Cortez, 28, planned yesterday’s barbecue after seeing the video of the woman who is allegedly Jennifer Schlute calling the police on Kenzie Smith and Onsayo Abram for barbecuing. Her friend Jhamel Robinson, also 28, designed a flier, posted it on social media and it was shared over 2500 times. Expecting a huge crowd and wanting to avoid any other BBQ Beckys, they spent $700 of their own money for a city permit. Cortez told the San Francisco Chronicle, “Unlike the civil rights movement, we aren’t fighting for our rights. Now we’re fighting for the right to simply live within the law.”
The barbecue started at 11:30 a.m. but, reports the Chronicle, “by 2 p.m., a quarter-mile curl of the lake had blossomed into a street party several thousand strong. Half clasped paper plates and Solo cups; the other half filled the sidewalk, surveying the scene and calling across the green to friends. Motorcycles, dancers, drummers, spinning selfie-takers and food trucks all showed up to transform the site of an outrage back into a celebration of a sunny Sunday.”
See the photos below of some joyful Black boy and girl magic.
In case you missed it, check out BBQ Becky’s infamous moment below. Through her foolishness, many people got some joy.
Continue reading Before 2018 Closes, Let’s Revisit The Meme Hilarity Of BBQ Becky
Before 2018 Closes, Let's Revisit The Meme Hilarity Of BBQ Becky
On April 29, Jennifer Schulte made internet history when she decided to call the police on Black people at a barbecue. She will now and forever be known as BBQ Becky, a nickname which led to some of the best memes of 2018.
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In case you missed it, BBQ Becky called 911 because Black people were barbecuing with charcoal in Oakland, California at Lake Merritt. However, the police did not come — she claims she waited two hours. In the 911 call, the dispatcher says, “Are you living in the park or something? Why can’t you separate yourself?”
Schulte also refused to give out her race, although she willingly disclosed the race of the people she called the cops on, saying repeatedly, “My race doesn’t matter!” The dispatcher says her race matters and asks if she has ever been to a mental facility.
BBQ Becky said she was being followed, but you can repeatedly hear Michelle Snider, the woman who filmed the video, demanding BBQ Becky return her husband’s business card, which she denied having on the call (though she clearly had in the card in the video). See the video below:
Twitter had a field day with BBQ Becky. Revisit the hilarity below: