*Not long after 20-year-old Patience Carter shared her account of the Orlando shooting massacre that left more than 100 victims at Pulse nightclub either dead, or injured, she began to receive harassing messages and death threats from conspiracy theorists who believe she is a crisis actor.
Carter claimed shooter, Omar Mateen, tried not to target Black clubgoers— even though she was shot in the leg, while her friend was killed. Despite her chilling account, many have concluded that the Philly native, and former intern at Fox News affiliate WTFX, is actually a “crisis actor.”
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Crisis actors are people paid by the government or media to deceive the public through signs of trauma and suffering after staged acts of violence, like mass shootings or terrorist attacks. Supporters of the theory that Carter is an “actor” tried to prove her involvement in the “false flag” event.
Carter addressed the rumor on Instagram Saturday (June 18) and announce that she’s officially discharged from the hospital.
“Thank you to all of the supporters who reached out to me and my family, and thank you to all the skeptics that believe my pain isn’t real,” she wrote. “It’s your outrageous insensitivity that makes me want to heal even faster, and grow even stronger.”
Bill Anderson, a weekend co-anchor at the station, posted on Facebook support for Carter, writing: “Patience Carter is motivated, intelligent and ambitious, she didn’t deserve this, nor did any of the others,” he wrote Sunday. “They remain in our thoughts and prayers!”
Conspiracy theorists believe that the Orlando club shooting was actually a government hoax.
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No place like home slippers, thank you Florida Hospital Orlando for taking care of me, thank you to all of the supporters who reached out to me and my family, and thank you to all the skeptics that believe my pain isn’t real, it’s your outrageous insensitivity that makes me want to heal even faster, and grow even stronger. -#Discharged