Two of the Covington Catholic High School students who had been targeted by liberals on social media over false accusations of racism spoke out against the media Monday via a YouTube video.
"We're here today to talk to you about how the recent negative media controversy has affected us as individuals and our school as a whole," said one of the two students who only identified themselves with their first names.
Catholic students who were participating in the annual pro-life march in Washington D.C. were smeared by the media over a misleading video that purported to show them intimidating a Native American elderly man. Subsequent videos showed that he had accosted them, and that they had been the subject of racial taunts and insults.
"Several media platforms blatantly lied about the events regarding the controversy in D.C., and it has affected us as a community, and as individuals, greatly," said a second student.
"There have been many threats against our lives," they continued, "against our parents, some of these threats include that we should all be locked in the school and it should be burned to the ground, the school being bombed, school shooting threats."
"It's really scary," the student said, "I know that a lot of people are scared to go to school tomorrow and won't be attending because of what could happen. There have been cops there, ever since the incident. And I think there'll be a lot more tomorrow."
"A lot of the negativity and the hate surrounding this event comes from people on social media doxxing people that were at the event," they explained. "I myself wasn't even present, but I'm very vocal about defending my school and my peers. And I have been doxxed on three separate occasions."
"This has led to a tsunami of hateful messages," the student said, "and threats and everything above."
"I was also doxxed as well with my good friend," the first student added.
"A lot of these doxxes have been deleted because they realized they were wrong and they don't want to face the backlash for it," he continued. "A lot of people's parents were also doxxed, their work was called, I mean, this could greatly affect their job, they could be fired, there are real consequences for these actions, and it all skews from a thirty second clip taken out of a two hour video taken out of context and people jumping to conclusions before the full story is released."
"Nobody did their research and it's now showing," the student concluded.