HuffPo Ambushes Man Behind Hoax Article Mocking Outlet’s Racism

A think-tank employee from Johannesburg has reportedly left his job after the Huffington Post identified him as the man who posed as a South African writer calling for white men to be stripped of their right to vote.

According to Breitbart, Marius Roodt created the persona of Shelley Garland, a South African feminist, to expose the outlet’s racist tendencies.

Huffington Post published ‘Shelley Garland’s’ piece, entitled “Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise?” last week.

“If white men were not allowed to vote, it is unlikely that the United Kingdom would be leaving the European Union, it is unlikely that Donald Trump would now be the President of the United States, and it is unlikely that the Democratic Alliance would now be governing four of South Africa’s biggest cities,” said ‘Garland’ in the article after claiming, “some of the biggest blows to the progressive cause in the past year have often been due to the votes of white men.”

“If white men no longer had the vote, the progressive cause would be strengthened,” continued Garland, adding,  “At the same time, a denial of the franchise to white men, could see a redistribution of global assets to their rightful owners.”

Huffington Post initially defended the piece by Garland with Vershina Pillay, the editor-in-chief of HuffPo South Africa, stating “dismantling the patriarchal systems that have brought us to where we are today, a world where power is wielded to dangerous and destructive ends by men, and in particular white men, necessarily means a loss of power to those who hold it.”

It was only after learning that Shelley Garland did not exist, that Huffington Post retracted the article.

Although Roodt did nothing wrong, and actually helped bring to light the racism that manifests itself within the outlet, he has handed in his resignation, which has been accepted, after multiple HuffPo editors confronted him.

See the video of the confrontation here

People are understandably angry with the outlet.

Roodt has not given any further explanation for his resignation.






  1. A-Train

    April 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    This guy is brilliant. Had me fooled.

    • AverageJoe1987

      April 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      The better part is that HuffPo was so eager to make another “White Men are Evil” article that they didn’t bother to look into anything.

  2. AverageJoe1987

    April 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    HuffPo just needs to own up to it.

    The guy pulled the wool over their eyes, but it doesn’t change the fact that they agreed with the article enough to actually let it go up for the world to see.

    They hate white men and don’t want them to be allowed to vote because black people still think slavery is a thing even though it ended over a century ago. They can deny it, but they eagerly put the article up and only pulled it down because they realized how bad it made them look.

    HuffPo needs to be shut down.

    • Smarmalicious

      April 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Black slavery is still a thing

      In lands ruled by Islamic Black People.

  3. memphis

    April 21, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Now it’s official, HuffPo is race journalism.


    April 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm


  5. Joe

    April 21, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    I call them “Bluffington Hoax”

    • Heydude

      April 30, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Or the Laughington Post

  6. Jimi Clark

    April 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    These [email protected] at HuffPo need to realize… we will NEVER be denied the right to vote. You b*tches better straighten up and fall in line!

  7. Vernon Dursley

    April 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Just say you identified as a woman the day you wrote the piece. Boom. Immediately defensible again.

  8. bob

    April 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I hate the patriarchal system! Because I hate: penicillin, electricity, cell phones, Hollywood, Democracy, my car, CT scanners, MRI, quantum mechanics, calculus, the ID, Ego and Super Ego, the calendar, glasses, telescopes, pasteurization, E=MC2, and bag pipes.

  9. Derrick Trottier

    April 22, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Paint-huffers post.. cause you would have to be a paint huffer to believe their drivel….

  10. DaisyToo

    April 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    HuffPo wouldn’t stop at denying white men the vote; they’d like to see white males exterminated.

  11. Dan R. VanWormer II

    April 22, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Ffs we invented democracy. Hell, we’re still the only ppl who really USE democracy. Aint much legit democracy in Mid East, Africa, Asia, South America.

    5 minutes after white guys lose the right to vote, we riot. And when I say riot, I mean we suddenly all remember we’re descended from Spartans, Vikings, Legionnaires, Knights, etc… and go back to doing things undemocratically…

    Plz remember that every country that has a functioning democracy has one because white people gave it to em. Blacks in America get to vote because we decided they’d earned the right. Women get to vote because, honestly, we were just worn down from their bitching about it, threw up our hands, and said ‘FINE GOD DAMN IT, BUT ONE OF THESE DAYS, ALICE!”

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