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This year's Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, featured a cosplay of a figure no one was expecting: BBQ Becky (aka Jennifer Schulte).

For those who are unfamiliar with Schulte, where have you been‽


BBQ Becky is the White woman who became infamous for calling the police on a group of Black men who were peacefully having a BBQ in Oakland, California, then standing nearby for 2 hours—according to Schulte's second call to 911—while demanding police stop the picnic.

Her reason? According to the now released 911 tapes:

"I'd like to report that someone is illegally using a charcoal grill in a non-designated area in Lake Merritt Park near Cleveland Cascade."
"I'd like it dealt with immediately so that coals don't burn more children and we have to pay more taxes."

While the group were rightly in a park designated grilling area, they used the wrong fuel which warranted a call to 911 and waiting hours for police to arrive according to Schulte.

So cosplayer Tazra Rose—who bears an uncanny resemblance to BBQ Becky—dressed up as Schulte and attended Atlanta Dragon Con, pretending to call the cops on any people of color who were doing nothing wrong.

The resulting photos are hilarious.

A photo of Tazra Rose posing in front of a group shot of the Black Geeks of Dragon Con went viral, probably due to the side-eye she's getting from the entire crowd. The photo was staged and taken by Otis Casey Photography and shared on their Facebook page.

Here is Otis Casey Photography's original Facebook post:


You can follow the link to see some of Otis Casey Photography's other great shots from Dragon Con. And you can also check out their full album of the Black Geeks of Dragon Con.

From Facebook, people started to share the photo on Twitter.



The photo has been shared nearly five thousand times on Facebook, and spread like wildfire on Twitter.

The photographer, Otis Casey, says he wasn't expecting the image to take off in such a big way:

"Honestly I'm surprised that it has taken on a life of its own. I like the response where Killmonger is giving her the evil stare."

He also said BBQ Becky wasn't originally supposed to be in the shot, but was invited to join in by the group:

"This incident did not ruin the festive mood during the shoot. Instead everyone got a huge laugh out of this. For that I am glad."

Twitter loved what it was seeing.





Casey also drew attention to the incidents Rose's cosplay was making fun of: repeated instances of the police being called on black individuals doing nothing wrong in public spaces.

"Unfortunately outside of Dragon Con this will eventually happen again minus the laughs."



Perhaps the world can tackle discrimination one cosplay at a time!

H/T - Mashable, RollingOut

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Have you ever been reading a book, watching a movie, or even sitting down for a fantastical cartoon and began to salivate when the characters dig into some doozy of a made up food?

You're not alone.

Food is apparently fertile ground for creativity. Authors, movie directors, and animators all can't help but put a little extra time and effort into the process of making characters' tasty delights mouthwatering even for audiences on the other side of the screen.

Read on for a perfect mixture of nostalgia and hunger.

AllWhammyNoMorals asked, "What's a fictional food you've always wanted to try?"

Some people were all about the magical foods eaten in the magical places. They couldn't help but wish they could bite into something with fantastical properties and unearthly deliciousness.

Nutritious

"Enchanted golden apple" -- DabbingIsSo2015

"The Minecraft eating sounds make me hungry" -- FishingHobo

"Gotta love that health regeneration" -- r2celjazz

"Pretty sure those are based off the golden apples that grant immortality. Norse mythology I think?" -- Raven_of_Blades

Take Your Pick

"Nearly any food from Charlie and the Chocolate factory" -- CrimsonFox100

"Came here to say snozzberries!" -- Utah_Writer

"Everlasting Gobstoppers #1, but also when they're free to roam near the chocolate river and the entire environment is edible." -- devo9er

Peak Efficiency

"Lembas" -- Roxwords

"The one that fills you with just a bite? My fat a** would be making sandwiches with two lembas breads and putting bacon, avocado and cheese inside. Then probably go for some dessert afterwards. No wonder why those elves are all skinny, eating just one measly bite of this stuff." -- sushister

Some people got stuck on the foods they saw in the cartoons they watched growing up. The vibrant colors, the artistic sounds, and the exaggerated movements all come together to form some good-looking fake grub.

The One and Only

"Krabby patty 🍔" -- Cat_xox

"And a kelp shake" -- titsclitsntennerbits

"As a kid I always pretended burgers from McDonalds were Krabby Patties, heck from time to time I still do for the nostalgia of it all. Many of my friends did the same thing." -- Thisissuchadragtodo

Cheeeeeeeeese

"The pizza from an extremely goofy movie. The stringy cheese just looked magical lol" -- ES_Verified

"The pizza in the old TMNT cartoon as well." -- gate_of_steiner85

"Only bested by the pizza from All Dogs Go to Heaven." -- Purdaddy

Get a Big Old Chunk

"Those giant turkey drumsticks in old cartoons that characters would tear huge chunks out of. Those things looked amazing, turkey drumsticks in real life suck and are annoying to eat."

-- Ozwaldo

Slurp, Slurp, Slurp

"Every bowl of ramen on any anime, ever." -- Cat_xox

"Studio Ghibli eggs and bacon" -- DrManhattan_DDM

"Honestly, any food in anime. I swear to god half the budget no matter what the studio goes into making the food look absolutely delicious." -- Viridun

Finally, some highlighted the things that aren't quite so far-fetched, but still far enough away that it's nothing we'll be eating anytime soon.

That tease can be enough to make your mouth water.

What's In It??

"Butter beer" -- Damn_Dog_Inappropes

"came here to say this. i was pretty disappointed with the universal studio version which was over the top sweet. it was more of a butterscotch root beer. i imagine butter beer to be something more like butter and beer, which wouldn't be crazy sweet, but would have a very deep rich flavor" -- crazyskiingsloth

Slice of the Future

"The microwave pizzas in back to the future two" -- biggiemick91

"I've been fascinated with those for years! They just look so good!" -- skoros

As Sweet As They Had

"The Turkish Delight from Lion Witch & Wardrobe. The real ones I had weren't bad but nothing special." -- spoon_shaped_spoon

"Came here to say this. I know it's a real thing, but I always imagined that it must have been amazing to betray your siblings over." -- la_yes

"You're used to freely available too sweet sweets. For a WW2 era schoolkid, it would have represented all the sweets for an entire year." -- ResponsibleLimeade



Here's hoping you made it through the list without going into kitchen for some snack you didn't actually need.

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