Andy Ngo with fake tweet 'This is disturbing: I was just struck in the back of the head by this silicone rod. Currently in route to the hospital with a concussion. Antifa will use any means necessary to cause violence. They want me dead.'

Gage Skidmore/Flickr @MommyMediumDick/Twitter (CC-BY-SA)

Andy Ngo wants you to know he was not concussed by a flying dildo

He was NOT hit.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Posted on Aug 24, 2021   Updated on Aug 24, 2021, 11:14 am CDT

Just to be clear at the onset of this blog, Andy Ngo did NOT get hit in the head by a dildo so badly that it concussed him.

Ngo, a right-wing content creator with a slavish devotion to hyping the threat of antifa across the country, was NOT pelted with a silicone prosthesis made in the shape of a male sex organ.

No, what happened is that Ngo, who has a penchant for pushing willful misinterpretations and outright fabrications while working with far-right figures to stoke provocations that he later reports on, was given a taste of his own misinformation.

A screenshot of a supposed tweet from Ngo started floating around Twitter that, given Ngo has wildly exaggerated being attacked with benign projectiles before, people believed.

“This is disturbing,” the image read. “I was just struck in the back of the head by this silicone rod. Currently in route to the hospital with a concussion. Antifa will use any means necessary to cause violence. They want me dead.”

fake tweet of andy ngo saying he was hit by a dildo
Andy Ngo/Twitter

The image was, very clearly, of a dildo.

Ngo, perhaps most famously, was struck by a milkshake that he said left him hospitalized. Although many right-wingers said it was filled with concrete, the evidence for that is extremely lacking. Hence, it’s humorous to consider him considering a silicone dildo a dangerous projectile.

But per Ngo on Twitter, it is false. False.

“Following the publicizing of videos showing antifa organizing violence, assaulting women and press in Portland yesterday,” Ngo said. “They made a fake tweet.”

Absolutely not true.

Then again, given how much of Ngo’s posts have later been proven to be inaccurate… can we really trust him here?


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*First Published: Aug 24, 2021, 9:56 am CDT