Is This White Woman at the Ferguson Protests With a Misspelled Sign a Performance Artist?

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Or just a moran ? Photo: Dan Barry/Twitter

Supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the one who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, have mostly been wise enough to stay behind their computers. Not this lady, who was so hyped up on inserting herself, idiotically, into last night’s largely peaceful protest that she spelled Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s name wrong. “??” indeed.

She didn’t go over so well in town, obviously — “fuck that sign” seems like an appropriate reaction considering the penmanship and lack of copyediting:

Is that Sacha Baron Cohen in a wig and top from Talbots? Was she sent by Jimmy Kimmel to make white people look bad? At which downtown gallery will this poster board be presented against a plain white wall?

Unfortunately, she appears to be the real deal. Protesters intent on not letting her win reportedly locked arms and formed a ring around her to prevent any additional ugliness. Then the cops got rid of her, without rubber bullets and tear gas, somehow.

Photo: Joe Raedle/2014 Getty Images

Her name is Dawn. His name is Chuck. Of course. Chuck and Dawn.