December 11, 2017
Marquie Little, a 27-year-old seaman, claimed he was living in constant fear after his bunk aboard a Navy aircraft carrier was vandalized with n-words and covered in trash.
“Maybe the guy or guys that vandalized my rack would see me out in town,” Little told the Navy Times last month. “I constantly have to look who’s giving me the side eye.”
Little’s story went viral in a now deleted Facebook post where he shared photos of his vandalized bunk and wrote: “I am a United States sailor. I proudly serve the Navy and this is what I’m receiving in return. #SailorAskingForHelp things are getting out of hand. Please share. Somebody knows something. (Thank you all for your guidance).”
It turns out he staged the whole incident himself, according to Navy investigators.
From the Navy Times:
A sailor who claimed someone scrawled racial slurs on his bed aboard an aircraft carrier —sparking a viral Facebook post in the process — staged the incident himself, the Navy said Friday.
Marquie Little, a 27-year-old African American seaman, posted photos to Facebook on Nov. 15 under an alias that showed his rack on the carrier George H.W. Bush covered in trash and racial slurs.
…“It’s not my first time being called a word such as that,” the aviation boatswain’s mate airman said in a phone interview later that month. “It puzzled me as to who would do it and why they would do it.”
It’s not puzzling at all.
He wanted social media fame and victimhood status, the two most coveted assets in 21st century Weimerica.
But on Friday Cmdr. Dave Hecht, a spokesman for Naval Air Force Atlantic, said “a thorough investigation” conducted with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service found inconsistencies in the sailor’s account.
“A NCIS-supported command investigation following claims of racially-motivated vandalism aboard…