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Or is she a legit full of hate?
Linked in this Baton Rouge, Louisiana, resident’s Twitter bio is her website, An Elegant Life, a blog that claims it is “spreading positivity through Jesus Christ.” Yet, it only takes a couple of sentences to see that the only thing Mayers breeds is intolerance of non-white, non-straight, non-chaste, non-conservative people—which often causes her posts to go viral.
Throughout her blog, Mayers frequently addresses miscegenation, white supremacy, the role of women, homosexuality, and African-Americans. She believes racial mixing is sinful, whites are superior to all other races, women are to “serve and obey” their husbands, and all African-Americans are “lazy,” citing that these opinions sprout from the preachings of God and Christianity.
She also has an anatomically incorrect theory about Taylor Swift’s vagina looking like a sandwich.
The difference between Mayers and many other right-winged bloggers is that her opinions go far beyond the edge. They’re so far right-wing, they’re falling off the spectrum, leading many readers to believe the only explanation for her boasting vehement views is that she is an extremely experienced, deft troll.
This quote from her website perfectly encapsulates Mayers’s overall message:
May God protect us all from this depraved world of sin, homosexuality, and mixing of races. How dare you choose to live in such a deplorable way. GOD IS WATCHING, friends. He sees all. He judges ALL.
Most of her posts address specific topics and a reflect on newsy items, including the rape case of Brock Turner. She expresses her censure of his sentence, stating that he is a “handsome, well-groomed Caucasian who was a star swimmer with a lot of potential,” and that he is the bona fide victim of a crime.
It’s really disheartening to me that women have so much power when it comes to sexual assault. Just the mere accusation of it against ANYONE is enough to ruin their lives and to me that is not fair. I’ve seen the media excitement about the statement that she wrote. I see it as a very transparent plea for future TV interviews or a book deal. She is not fooling me. My personal feeling is that she should be ashamed of herself and hopefully soon she will come clean and confess that she was indeed consenting to everything that happened.
In “Taylor Swift: A Ham Sandwich,” she extrapolates on that viral tweet, comparing Swift’s vagina to her daughters’. Mayers preaches that Swift’s ham-filled sandwich is the perfect depiction of her incessant promiscuous ways.
Instead she is flaunting her sexual escapades with all of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities and is now moved on to some even below that. Her conquests could fill a small stadium or certainly a barn at this point.
Her age is no excuse. There are plenty of girls in their 20’s who have not been seen making public sexual advances with a LARGE number of men. I think it is her low self esteem that is causing her to search for a void to fill.
Her most viral post, however, calls Christy Sheats, the Texas mother who shot and killed both her daughters, a “martyr for Christ.” She is against the vilification of Sheats as she believes the mother gunned her children in the name of God because they were “sleeping with black boys,” which is in fact, not a correct statement.
A devout Republican and gun rights advocate, she no doubt discovered that both of her daughters had been promiscuous and were sleeping with black boys and she took it upon herself to put an end to that cycle. She was brave enough to stand up and say ENOUGH! Not in MY house! And she should be lauded.
An Elegant Life has not gone unnoticed. By June 29, “America’s Martyr: NO Race Mixing” reached a total of half a million views. Many of these views however were by angered readers, with thousands of comments expressing disgust and criticism.
Others are having a laugh at what they suspect is satire.
If Mayers is an alias, mocking our society through a parody, she is doing a great job pointing out the bigotry that is still prevalent in 2016. But if she’s 100 percent serious, then she is our most common breed of troll, a hate-filled one.
Regardless, she has the troll’s end game on lockdown.
If I authored a small ebook would anyone be interested?
— Jennifer Mayers (@southern_mayers) July 6, 2016
Dahlia Dandashi is a multimedia content producer. Her work has been published at the Austin American-Statesman and Viceland. An Arab-American raised in Dubai, she is based in Austin, Texas.