A recent trend on the internet emerged where star personalities are borne from eyewitness news interviews. It doesn’t matter how heinous or serious the crime, if the interview subject is (unknowingly) funny and charismatic, they become an overnight internet celebrity. Antoine Dodson and Sweet Brown became household names that way, and the latest character to come out of an online news story is Charles Ramsey.
Ramsey helped rescue three missing Cleveland women from the house where they’d been held captive for ten years. He heard one of the women, Amanda Berry, screaming and ushered her and two other women to safety.
As heartwarming as Ramsey’s Good Samaritan story is, the internet is buzzing about his entertaining interview where he says: “I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway!” The line was so funny, and true, that the news anchor abruptly ends the interview once Ramsey says it.
His soundbite is now viral, as well as his colorful 911 call and several memes and gifs have been created from his interview. Listen to the call here:
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And watch a video of his interview here:
And another here:
Are you laughing at, err, with Charles Ramsey? Should we even be laughing at news interviews like this? What are your thoughts, Clutchettes?