The numerous protests happening around America led to an onslaught of disturbing, violent videos going viral — but at least one protest video has garnered a chuckle from the internet. While covering the protests in Seattle, Washington, KIRO-7 news cameras captured a woman in a mask walking through the streets with an immaculate cheesecake. One may assume the woman was a protestor who had looted the nearby Cheesecake Factory and walked away for a delicious treat, but what makes the footage particularly special is the news anchor analyzing the scene on-air, who says, “You see someone walking away with a cheesecake there, after the Cheesecake Factory had been looted. Unclear where they may have gotten that.”
… While the anchor was likely doing her due diligence as a reporter by not claiming the woman had stolen the cheesecake with only circumstantial evidence, Twitter users joked the anchor was supporting the protestor by “not snitching” on her.
… Others were delighted by the protestor’s apparent priorities amidst the looting of urban stores all across the country. While the looting taking place has divided onlookers who are otherwise sympathetic to the protests, most seemed to celebrate the apparent cheesecake looter.