If you haven’t heard a viral video has been making its rounds on the internet glorifying the use and abuse of public assistance in a damaging new video created by “rapper,” Stanley Lafleur.
In short the video makes an attempt at satire by poking fun at the many uses for a EBT card. And while conservative blogs have publicly shamed the video, Lafleur said people are misinterpreting his video, which has garnered nearly 280,000 views.
“I couldn’t believe people are hating on me like I’m rubbing the benefit card in the face of taxpayers. They don’t get it,” Lafleur told the Daily News. “My video is a parody.”
Sounding like a conservative himself, Lafleur explained the video is a reflection of EBT abuses he’s witnessed.
“That’s the whole point of my video and that’s what I’m trying to stop. There’s a lot of people who really need help but aren’t getting it while too many are abusing the system,” said the self-described “Mr. EBT.”
Jermaine Gomes, who produced the video, said he was shocked by the uproar.
“It’s an overnight sensation,” said Gomes, who appeared with Lafleur on FOX Business Network this week in an attempt to clear the air.
“It’s just amazing that some people don’t get it,” Gomes said. “They think it’s seriously some dumb guy just using his EBT card.”
I watched the video, and even I failed to see the humor. Nor did I see the social message Lafluer claimed he attempted to make. But there you have it. Side stepping accountability marches on.
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