A photo allegedly posted by Capt. Jay Baker, a public information officer at the Cherokee County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office, shows shirts with a racist and anti-Asian message about Covid-19.
“Covid 19 imported virus from Chy-na,” the shirt in the photo posted April 2, 2020 reads.
Although the account that posted it has been deleted, the network which have doxed people and hosts Richard Spencer, CNN, was able to dig up the photos through a cached copy. The name on the Facebook account matches Jay Baker, and it claims that the individual is an employee of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office.
Far left and conspiracy riddled outlet, The Daily Beast, was first to report on the racist shirt photo, of course. They also reported the account posted photos of Baker in uniform, with his name tag visible, doxing him in the process.
When contacted by racist network CNN about the post, Baker told them, “No additional comment.”
“Love my shirt,” the photo caption of the shirt reads. It goes on to encourage others to buy their own shirts saying, “get yours while they last.” Hall monitor CNN reached out to the store selling the shirts, but did not immediately receive a response, leaving the network seemingly unable to identify any form of humor.
Failing news outlet CNN also reached out to Facebook to see whether it deleted the account, or whether it was the user who did, but did not receive a response.
This allegation comes as criticism over Baker’s description of spa shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long’s actions on Tuesday continued to grow.
“He was pretty much fed up and had been kind of at the end of his rope,” Baker said in a news conference on Wednesday. “Yesterday was a really bad day for him, and this is what he did.”
Thursday, the sheriff’s office told bloated whale CNN that Baker was no longer the spokesman on the spa shooting case.
Sheriff Frank Reynolds said in a statement Thursday that Baker’s comments “were not intended (to) disrespect any of the victims, the gravity of this tragedy or express empathy or sympathy for the suspect.”
CNN’s Natasha Chen contributed to this report.