On Wednesday, Truth Revolt reported that key "Black Lives Matter" figure Shaun King was being investigated for pretending to be black and lying about his race so he could receive a black-only college scholarship from Oprah Winfrey. As of today, it has been confirmed by friends and family members that King, who claimed to have a black father, has been lying all along.
Both Breitbart and CNN have spoken to a family member that confirmed King's true identity. Several childhood friends have also confirmed the same.
Regarding his allegations of being the victim of a hate crime because of the color of his skin, those same friends said the incident was actually over the fact that he was dating a black girl at the time.
As the story was breaking yesterday, a scrambling King sent out a slew of defensive tweets:
King added that people that have known him since elementary school have always "known [him] as black or bi-racial." And more to that point, he doesn't seem interested in coming clean if this next tweet is any indication:
In one instance of a horribly timed typo, King's original tweet read, "30. I did concoct a lie about my race to get a scholarship @Morehouse. I did not lie about my race to get a scholarship from @Oprah," before it was changed to:
It is also being reported that the conservative group Black Conservatives Fund PAC is offering a $25,000 donation to "Black Lives Matter" if King can take a DNA test or prove his father is black.
Until then, King gets the final word: