There's a new Rachel Dolezal in town — and she's teenage viral sensation Woah Vicky. The 17-year-old social media star was arrested in a North Carolina mall on Saturday after sparking active shooter reports while hanging out with friends.
According to The Blast, Vicky (real name: Victoria Waldrip) was asked to leave the premises multiple times before being handcuffed. She was charged with charged with trespassing, assault on a law enforcement officer and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. Vicky went on to claim she was arrested due to racism on her Instagram page.
"We out… #blacklivesmatter," she wrote following her release the next day. "F–k all them… they racists asf and dumb asf! They broke my baby @virgin.child nose and gave him a concussion for no reason. The reason for arresting us is because 'there were too many kids coming up to us asking for pictures' but we out now that’s all that matters."
Vicky first made headlines for claiming she was "black" but her police report proves she is not. She was clearly listed as white on the document. "My whole entire life my mom kept telling me 'you’re white' and I never believed her because I knew I was black," she said in the past. "How are you gonna sit here and tell me what race I am? If I say I’m black then I’m black." She went on to share her DNA results, which allegedly show she is 54 percent European and 45 percent African.
If this sounds familiar, it's because Vicky is often compared to Rachel Dolezal, who famously resigned from the NAACP in 2015 after it was discovered she lied about being African American. She has since changed her name to Nkechi Amare Diallo. "I feel that I was born with the essential essence of who I am, whether it matches my anatomy and complexion or not,” Rachel told The Guardian last year. "I’ve never questioned being a girl or woman, for example, but whiteness has always felt foreign to me, for as long as I can remember. I didn’t choose to feel this way or be this way, I just am. What other choice is there than to be exactly who we are?"
As for Vicky, she is turning 18 next week and will be heading back to court.