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‘BBQ Becky’ doppelgänger interrupts black cosplayers at Dragon Con – ANITH
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‘BBQ Becky’ doppelgänger interrupts black cosplayers at Dragon Con

‘BBQ Becky’ doppelgänger interrupts black cosplayers at Dragon Con

“Who invited you?”

Image: Otis Casey Photography

An unexpected guest made an appearance at this year’s Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia.

During a photoshoot for the Black Geeks of Dragon Con, Jennifer Schulte aka BBQ Becky attempted to crash the party. Thankfully, it wasn’t the real Schulte, but rather a woman named Christina Adams who bears an uncanny resemblance to the infamous figure. 

The real show is going on behind her, though, as a bunch of incredible black cosplayers side-eye her to oblivion.

The photo was posted onto Facebook where it quickly got a lot of attention. The photographer behind the photo, Otis Casey, told Mashable that he was not expecting this kind of response after he uploaded the photo yesterday. 

Image: Otis Casey Photography

“Honestly I’m surprised that it has taken on a life of its own,” Casey wrote in a Facebook message. “I like the response where Kilmonger is giving her the evil stare.”

Casey explained that this was not planned at all, and he was mainly focusing on taking group shots for the cosplay community to share. According to Casey, when several of the cosplayers saw Adams near the area, they encouraged her to join in and pose.

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

A large majority of the comments on the photo on Facebook have been positive, and many users are heralding it as “the best Dragon Con 2018 photo” ever. Tweets with the image have also began to trickle into Twitter as well.

While the photo itself has amused people, Casey does recognize the bigger issue — the harsh reality that black Americans face on a constant basis. 

“Unfortunately outside of Dragon Con this will eventually happen again minus the laughs,” Casey admitted.

To everyone’s relief, there were zero actual Permit Patty’s or BBQ Becky’s lurking around, trying to find a minuscule reason to call the cops. And based off this photo alone, it’s safe to say everyone absolutely killed their cosplays.

We can all take a costume design lesson from this group.

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