In the latest episode of Hoax Busters with Mike Cernovich, we discuss Illma Gore’s claim that she was violently assaulted by Trump supporters for no reason at all. I label this “hate crime” a hoax for several reasons.
Before analyzing this hoax, read my guide to spotting hate crime hoaxes.
- Does the reported hate crime fit a media narrative?
- What had to have happened for the crime to have happened?
- Fact check (read police reports, where available).
“Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, ‘Trump 2016!'”
Isn’t that convenient? This artist was not the victim of a random crime. She was instead a victim of those violent Trump supporters. That’s too perfect, isn’t it?
She’s also a social justice warrior with an anti-Trump bias, as her post from February 10th shows.
OFFENDED TRUMP SUPPORTERS: Maybe u wouldn't feel so intimidated by penis size if masculinity wasn't rooted in oppressing women & femininity.
— Illma Gore (@illmagore) February 10, 2016
Illma Gore used the hate crime hoax as a viral marketing campaign.
Gore is going to make millions of dollars due to this hoax. Illma Gore is an “artist,” and because of this publicity, a crude painting she drew has been appraised as being worth $1.87 million.
Illma Gore did not give a detailed description of her alleged attackers.
Thanks for everyone’s support. If anyone saw anything on La Cienega on Friday, please let the local authorities know. Black Honda Civic with a group of people in the car.
Were they white, black, or Latino? Tall, short, skinny, muscular, or fat? How many men were there? Were they any women in the car?
There are no concrete details backing her claim.
Illma Gore’s black eye is inconsistent with a sucker punch.
Here is a picture of me 10 minutes after being sucker punched outside of a bar (on the left) and then the next day (on the right).
In those photos I was 6’1″ and 190 pounds. As you can see, there is blood everywhere.
The next day your eye swells up. That’s how your eye heals. There’s short-term inflammation, due to an immune response. Your eye swells and then the swelling goes away.
This is Gore’s picture from two days after the alleged assault.
Gore is tiny. Yet a man sucker punched her without tearing her eye open. There is no cut. Her eye was not swollen shut.
Illma Gore did not mention being knocked unconscious.
If a full-grown man or even a teenage boy sucker punched Gore, she’d have been knocked unconscious.
Her story does not indicate that she was knocked out or even knocked down. A petite woman punched by a full-sized man would have been knocked out.
Illma Gore did not post the police report online, making fact-checking impossible.
According to one mainstream media outlet, Gore filed a police report. The police report is not posted, and the report is described thusly:
Gore filed a police report, which she sent to the Daily News. The report says the attacker fled in a car right after the punch, and that Gore was not seriously injured. Gore told the News the aggressor was with “a group of guys in the car.”
Police would have asked for a detailed description of her alleged attackers. Why wasn’t this provided in the article?
I declare Illma Gore a hate crime hoax artist.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, although I’d be shocked if this crime was legitimate.
By the way, to develop a sharper mindset, making you impossible to hoax, read Gorilla Mindset.