Man Falsely Accused of Being White Supremacist Faces Leftist Fury

  • 08/16/2017
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
The left is in an all-out push to identify and target white supremacists from Saturday’s rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

But in at least one case, they got the wrong man.

Kyle Quinn works as a laboratory supervisor specializing in wound-healing research at the University of Arkansas’s Engineering Research Center. Despite being a thousand miles away from Charlottesville, liberals on social media sought to identify a man at the white supremacy rally who was wearing an “Arkansas Engineering” shirt.

Due to facial similarities between the man in the photo and Quinn—and the fact that they both, apparently, have ties to University of Arkansas’s Engineering programs—Quinn’s identity was mistakenly publicized.

Quinn was targeted on Twitter and Instagram, saying he should be fired. Troublingly, his home address was also publicized.

Quinn and his wife were forced to flee their home for their own safety, staying with a colleague over the weekend. Quinn has since tried to defend himself on Twitter, saying that he was not the man in the photo, that he hadn’t been in Charlottesville that weekend, and that he had in fact been a staunch advocate for diversity at the University of Arkansas.

“You have celebrities and hundreds of people doing no research online, not checking facts,” said Quinn. “I’ve dedicated my life to helping all people, trying to improve health care and train the next generation of scientists, and this is potentially throwing a wrench in that.”

The University of Arkansas has publicly come to Quinn’s defense—asserting that Quinn was not the man in the Charlottesville photo. However, Quinn has continued to be victim to angry threats on social media from liberals.
 Source: AAN
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