Were You As Amused By Tiger Woods “Black” Mugshot As The Rest Of The Internet?
While drinking under the influence is no laughing matter, the Internet couldn’t resit the opportunity to poke fun at the notoriously “Cablanasian” Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods going through the unfortunate shared experience of too many Black men in this country: getting arrested.
The golf pro was taken into custody in Jupiter, Florida, around 3 am Monday morning and charged with a DUI. Eight hours later, the 41 year old was released on his own recognizance, but the Internet party was just beginning, especially when it was discovered police see Tiger the way we told him they would all along: as a Black man.
That Black label was actually just the beginning point for the memes that followed at the expense of the man who seemingly went out of his way to be identified as anything but. Upon his release, Woods issued a statement in which he “apologized with all my heart” and assured fans and family alcohol was not involved in the arrest.
“I want the public to know that alcohol was not involved,” said Woods who suffers from chronic back problems. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly.”
As you’ll see from the posts on the next few pages, the Internet’s reaction to that excuse was a simple “Nah.”